K.J. Yossman BBC Studios has merged three areas of its formats business to create a new global entertainment division led by Matt Forde.
International productions and formats (already led by Forde), factual entertainment and events (led by Hannah Wyatt) and entertainment and music (led by Suzy Lamb) are set to be united under the banner of Global Entertainment, which will also oversee BBC Studios’ network of production bases in L.A., India, Australia, South Africa and Europe.
In addition to his new role Forde will stay on as managing director of international production and formats, having doubled the department’s business over the last three years, while also putting together a leadership board for the new umbrella division.
Wyatt and Lamb will also stay on as MDs of their respective areas, reporting in to Forde. Global Entertainment is set to launch on Oct.Read more on variety.com