The fact that Holby was offered to the independent sector was down to the fact that all BBC in house shows are going to be offered to the independent sector as part of their new charter and BBC could in theory then make shows for other broadcasters. The first 3 shows offered was A Question of Sport, Songs of Praise and Holby and Songs of Praise is going to be made by an independent in the future and the BBC retained the rights to make the other 2.
You say that but I can't see EastEnders, The One Show or Strictly ever being allowed to go over to an Independent, most other shows probably could though.
Every single BBC Studios production will be tendered. That's the deal... There is no 'not allowed' in a tender - you win or you lose.
Maybe so, but I'd be willing to bet those shows don't go to an indie.
Is it purely a "who can produce the show for best price tender" or is it a "who can produce us the best show for the best price" tender?
If it's the latter no way those shows will go away from BBC Studios, as much as I like the idea of ITV Studios producing EastEnders.
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