BBC Worldwide has taken a ten per cent stake in Cuba Pictures parent company Original Talent.
The investment cements a long-term commitment between the two brands, which will see BBC Worldwide’s first look across all Cuba Pictures television output extended through to 2021.
The pair have partnered on content development and distribution since 2014.
Cuba Pictures was set up in 2008 under CEO Nick Marston with the aim to ‘produce the highest quality British scripted television series and films’, with television credits including Boy A for Channel 4 and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell for BBC One.
“This deeper partnership is one of a small number we are forging with independent producers of the highest quality content – securing access and facilitating new premium content,” said Helen Jackson, BBC Worldwide chief content officer.
“It is an investment in British creativity, with Cuba Pictures’ quality credentials already evident. As well as retaining a long-term content partner for BBC Worldwide, this deeper relationship lets us back a British production team playing on the world’s content stage for the next phase of its growth and success.”