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BBC announces new ring-fenced fund for small indies

The BBC has announced it is launching a Small Indie Fund to support small and emerging indies across the UK. The £1m ring-fenced development pot is part of a package of measures the corporation is introducing for companies with a turnover of less than £10m per annum.

The initiatives, which also include offering bespoke deals and tailored events, will have a strong focus on diverse and out-of-London producers, the BBC said.
 
The BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore commented: "We've listened to the sector and understand the pressures small indies face in this fast changing global landscape. Small indies are a vital part of the UK's creative industry and crucially deliver content that speaks to British audiences. We recognise how valuable they are to the ecology and this additional support will enable them to compete more effectively."
 
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