Stephen will take on the new role from Monday 4th November.
Stephen Davies has been appointed managing director of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing in a move which brings together all of the BBC commercial subsidiary’s UK publishing and licensing businesses together for the first time.
The newly formed Consumer Products and Licensing Division will be responsible for BBC Studios DVDs and digital downloads, music products and music licensing, licensed consumer products, live entertainment, video clips service BBC Motion Gallery, BBC Studios Learning and licensed physical and digital audio and book publishing.
Collectively these businesses are responsible for the commercial exploitation of some of the BBC’s biggest brands including children’s brands such as Hey Duggee and Bluey, plus premium BBC TV and Radio dramas, comedies and music.
The reorganisation follows the announced departure of Andrew Moultrie, currently director, Consumer Products and Publishing, who is leaving BBC Studios to take up a new role as CEO of BBC Studioworks.
Marcus Arthur, president, BBC Studios UK & CEO UKTV said: “These businesses bring pleasure to millions of fans every year by extending their enjoyment of the BBC content and brands they love, and I’m delighted Stephen has accepted this new role to ensure their continued success. Andrew has done a fantastic job managing our consumer product and publishing businesses, and we wish him all the best in his new role.”
Stephen Davies said: “Bringing the expertise in our consumer product and licensing teams together will mean that we can innovate, collaborate and share best practice across the business lines more easily, while continuing to delight audiences and make sustainable returns to the BBC.”