In the last year, the BBC has commissioned 59 new producers, from a total of 334.

According to the BBC’s TV Commissioning Supply Report published today, 36 new producers are from the Nations and Regions, with 61% of supplies now coming from outside of London.

In line with the BBC’s Across the UK plans, 54% of network TV commissioning spend was outside of London, with 24 commissioners now based in the Nations and Regions. 74% of Small Indie Fund companies were from outside London.

Across the year there has been an increased investment in training and skills in the Nations and English regions, with over 45 talent schemes, bursaries and initiatives.

The corporation has also spent £44m of its commissioning budget allocated for diverse content.

The BBC still commands the largest budget in the UK broadcast landscape, commissioning over £1.4 billion of original TV content and working with more producers than anyone else.

There have been more partnerships than ever and investment in new relationships in the North East and the West Midlands.

The full report can be viewed here

Pippa Considine

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