Anderson will be managing director of the unit’s international unit.
“This is a great moment for Peacock Productions to build on our domestic success and make a significant move into the global marketplace,” said Sharon Scott, president and general manager of Peacock Productions, in a statement. “We are thrilled that Steve Anderson will be heading our international efforts, bringing our diverse story-telling strengths to new clients in the UK and around the world.”
The unit develops non-fiction series and specials, using the resources and capabilities of NBC News and other assets owned by parent company NBCUniversal. Among the series and specials created by Peacock Productions are “Skywire Live,” the recent special on Discovery Network that featured Nik Wallenda crossing an area of the Grand Canyon on a tightrope.
Anderson had been exec producer for Mentorn Media of “Question Time,” BBC One’s flagship political program for seven years. He also launched and was exec producer of other major discussion shows, including “The Big Questions” ( for BBC One and “Free Speech” for BBC Three.
In 2012 he was appointed Editorial Director of the Tinopolis group, parent company of Mentorn Media, producer of “Question Time. In that role, he oversaw all current affairs and contemporary factual programming, such as “Traffic Cops” for BBC One.