BBC Studios, the broadcaster’s commercial arm, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with sports and entertainment group, beIN Media.
The agreement establishes a strategic partnership which commits the two companies to explore “opportunities for the co-development, co-production and distribution of content in Qatar, the Middle East and Turkey.”
The document also commits them to explore investment in content production and for the two companies to collaborate on knowledge exchange and media business development opportunities in the State of Qatar.
Paul Dempsey, President for Global Markets at BBC Studios, said, “This MOU builds on BBC Studios’ successful existing partnership with beIN MEDIA GROUP and stands to bring our expertise in development and production to an even wider international audience.
“It further demonstrates our commitment to working with partners globally to create world-class programmes.”
beIN’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Yousef Al-Obaidly, added, “We are incredibly excited about furthering our trusted partnership with BBC Studios.
“This memorandum of understanding establishes a new milestone of cultural collaboration between our organisations, bringing together two of the strongest global entertainment brands to deliver stand-out original content, cutting-edge innovation and – ultimately – more value to our customers.
“We are also delighted to support BBC Studios’ intention to explore broader business opportunities together with beIN Media Group in Qatar.”