Thirteen independent production companies have been appointed to make insert films for BBC One’s flagship magazine programme, The One Show.
Each episode of the show normally features two to three insert films in each 30-minute episode, and four to five films in 60-minute episodes.
These are currently produced by a combination of BBC Studios and independent production companies.
As part of the BBC’s Compete Or Compare strategy, BBC Commissioning invited tenders to open further insert films to competition.
Approximately 400 films, equivalent to 25 hours of content, have been awarded to a combination of BBC Studios and 13 independent producers from across the UK. Six of the suppliers announced today are new producers to The One Show.
As a result of the additional hours open to competition, independent producers will now produce around half of the competed insert films into the show, an increase of around a fifth on what is delivered currently.
The new producers awarded films today are Glow Films, Hungry Gap Productions, Lambent Productions, Off the Fence, Pier Productions and Ricochet.
They join Alleycats, BBC Studios, Big Deal Films, Boom Cymru, One Tribe Television, Screenhouse Productions, Tearaway Films and Topical Television as existing producers of films.
The films are due to be shown on air from April 2019-March 2020.
Carla-Maria Lawson, Commissioning Editor, BBC Daytime & Early Peak, says: “We know that viewers enjoy the variety and range of The One Show’s insert films and our aim is to achieve the best creative mix from suppliers across the UK.
“This new pitch process has resulted in six new independent production companies winning contracts to supply films.
:Many of the new suppliers are small and specialist companies, and nearly 70 percent of our independent suppliers now come from outside of London.”