Matt Paice, executive vice president of international production for BBC Worldwide (BBCWW), has left his post.
Named to the role in 2010, the former executive producer with Zodiak-owned Diverse and commissioning editor for Sky1 was given responsibility for BBC Worldwide’s global production network and formats business.
He oversaw the company’s formats sales and development team in London as well as production studios in India and France; joint ventures in Argentina, Australia, Canada and Germany; partnerships in Brazil and Russia; and worked closely with BBCWW’s U.S. studios.
Paice’s departure was confirmed by a BBCWW spokesperson as a result of the restructuring of the company first announced in June of last year, which saw the commercial subsidiary of the BBC reorganized from divisional to geographic lines of management.
In other BBC Worldwide news, the company has licensed the Love Productions format, The Great Bake Off, to Finnish commercial broadcaster MTV3 and to Dutch public broadcasting company MAX. The local version for The Netherlands will be produced by Blue Circle and will premiere in June, while the Finnish version will be produced by Nordisk Film TV Finland, with a premiere date to be announced. With the two new territories, the format is now produced in 12 countries, including the UK.