BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has taken a 25% stake in Amazing Productions.
Under the terms of the deal, BBC Worldwide will get a “first look” option on acquiring global distribution rights to all programmes developed by the independent producer for “at least” the next five years.
“The partnership will allow us to create, deliver and distribute some of the very best media content adding to the great commissions we already have under our belt,” says Clarke. “The future of the business looks truly amazing.”
“George and the team at Amazing are the perfect partners for BBC Worldwide as their slate delivers exactly what we’re looking for right now – that is non-scripted aspirational lifestyle content, male-skewing factual entertainment, access driven documentaries, and high-end accessible specialist factual,” said Mark Reynolds, genre director for factual at BBC Worldwide.