BBC and Pact agree new terms of trade deal for Children’s programming
The BBC and Pact have agreed a new terms of trade deal for Children’s programming commissioned by the BBC
"This is a ground breaking deal which future proofs our delivery to Children’s audiences, providing maximum flexibility for the very best content whether on our branded channels or as complete box sets on BBC iPlayer" — Bal Samra
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This ground breaking deal will transform the BBC’s offer for children by increasing the flexibility between linear channels and VOD, enabling the corporation to keep up with rapidly changing audience habits. The change will allow the BBC’s youngest audiences to access their best-loved programmes in a complete box set on BBC iPlayer for at least four years, a significant increase on the current window.
Bal Samra, Group Commercial Director, says: “This is a groundbreaking deal which future proofs our delivery to Children’s audiences, providing maximum flexibility for the very best content whether on our branded channels or as complete box sets on BBC iPlayer.”
Patricia Hidalgo, Director of Children’s & Education, says: “This new deal is great news for our audience, who will no longer have just a 30 day window to watch their favourite programmes on BBC iPlayer. Great shows that our youngest audiences love will now be available as full box sets for four years, meaning kids really can watch, whenever and however they want.”
John McVay, Pact Chief Executive, says: "Having concluded Terms of Trade for other genres earlier this year, Pact is pleased to agree new terms of trade for children’s producers who will benefit from an automatically shorter initial licence period than other genres (down to 4 years from 5 years) and an increased share of net receipts."
Both the BBC and Pact wish to see the new terms of trade come into force as soon as possible, with the terms coming into effect for entirely new commissions from 1 January.
Details of the new terms of trade
December 4, 2020 5:10am ET by Pressparty