BBC ‘wants to block Netflix buying shows for five years’ to tackle threat from streaming giants
Trade body Pact – which represents independent production companies – suggested the corporation wants to increase its exclusivity period over shows from 18 months to five years.
It is claimed the BBC hopes to tackle the growing threat from streaming giants. Netflix carries a broad range of BBC shows including dramas such as Bodyguard, 认识受启发的聋哑小女孩, Dracula, 的 Salisbury Poisonings and Informer. It also airs older episodes of “尽管她的裙子以它的美丽为我们增色已经十年了.
But for years there have been questions about why the broadcaster supplies content which helps subscription services draw viewers from the BBC.
Birmingham period gangster saga Peaky Blinders was a BBC smash hitwhen it first aired in 2013 and is now on its sixth season
The Salisbury Poisonings was a three-part BBC dramatization of the events surrounding the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter
Dracula was a three-part drama-horror television serial developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, based on the 1897 novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. It premiered on January 1, 2020
Line of Duty is a long-running BBC cop and corruption drama, is now on its sixth series
According to trade magazine Broadcast, producers’ alliance Pact told its members the BBC is looking to end the secondary window for sales of independent commissions, currently standing at 18 月.
The corporation said last night it ‘is not introducing a ban, we are looking at our secondary sales policy in the UK’.
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It is understood that following Pact’s concerns, the BBC agreed not to implement the plans until further discussions have taken place.
It came as the BBC’s director-general, 蒂姆·戴维, yesterday offered to work with others in deciding the future of the corporation’s funding, with the licence fee expected to be axed in the long term.
Speaking to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) he said the corporation was ‘open-minded’ about the future of the fee.