Studios, the commercial production arm of BBC will merge with BBC WorldWide (BBCWW) in a new entity called BBC Studios. BBCWW and Studios have already cooperated in the past for the documentary Blue Planet II, and they are now united in a new organization led by CEO Tim Davie, now CEO of BBCWW, and by Mark Linsey, former director of Studios and now Chief Creative Officer.

The merge will adapt BBC to an established reality of UK industry players, such as Sky and ITV, which already have integrated their production and distribution programmes.