BBC Studios is a division of the BBC launched in April 2016. It brings together the majority of BBC Television 's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events and Factual. BBC News, Children's, Religion & Ethics and Sport departments remain separate divisions of the BBC. The division is headed by Mark Linsey. BBC Studios was split from BBC Television in April 2016, with the intention of it becoming a wholly owned commercial subsidiary in April 2017.