Martyn Freeman was appointed General Counsel for BBC Worldwide in
November 2011. He has responsibility for all legal and business
affairs, policy and regulatory matters, including the negotiation
of transactions and joint ventures, rights and deals management,
editorial and commercial policy, crisis management, compliance, and
Previously, Martyn was in charge of BBC Worldwide's Legal and
Business Affairs teams since 2002, as Group Head and then Director.
In these roles, he worked on the creation of partnerships such as
BBC Books and 2entertain, the divestments of BBC Magazines and BBC
Audiobooks, the re-structuring of joint ventures with Discovery,
and has had overall responsibility for rights acquisition and
management. More recently he has also led on raising financing and
negotiating deals for BBC Worldwide's slate of natural history
Previous to this position, Martyn has worked in a variety of roles
across the BBC, including as Head of Business Affairs, Radio &
Music, Factual & Learning and News.