Tim Davie
Courtesy of BBC
United Kingdom
2019

BBC Studios

Tim
Davie

CEO

Davie was already atop the BBC Worldwide channels and distribution business when BBC Studios was formed to combine all of the company’s commercial and production activity. Before joining the British pubcaster in 2005, Davie was at Pepsi, where he rose up the ranks in marketing and franchising. Now he makes attention-getting shows such as “Doctor Who,” “Blue Planet” and “Top Gear” and sells them around the world, turning in revenues of £1.4 billion ($1.7 billion) in its first full year of operation. BBC Studios is a founding minority partner in BritBox, the “best of British” streamer that operates in North America and soon enough its home turf in the U.K. Davie was bestowed the title of CBE in 2018 for his services in international trade.

Career

  • BBC Studios
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PepsiCo

Education

  • Cambridge University (UK)

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BBC Studios’ Tim Davie, AMC Networks’ Josh Sapan Will Give MIPCOM Keynotes

BBC Studios’ Tim Davie, AMC Networks’ Josh Sapan Will Give MIPCOM Keynotes

BBC Studios boss Tim Davie and AMC Networks chief Josh Sapan will address ‘the Big Shift’ in the business of making and selling content with keynote addresses at MIPCOM in Cannes in October.MIPCOM is the biggest content market in the TV calendar and Davie and Sapan are the first big-name speakers announced by its organizer, Reed Midem. Setting “the Big Shift” as the theme for this year’s conference strand, it said top-level industry figures will tackle the seismic shifts in...

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