BBC Resources has launched a consultancy service called Media Solutions that will provide programme-makers with advice on how to set up and run their post-producton facilities.

The team will comprise 12 people, including editors, engineers and people specialised in multiplatform delivery.

The aim is to help programme-makers who are unsure how to optimise existing equipment with technical advice, as well as guidance on set-up, pre-production and shooting as well as media management.

Consultant editor Malcolm Cowan has worked as an editor for BBC Resources for 16 years and is heading the team. He said: “We have had significant interest on the back of an advertisement we released and believe that there is a significant market for this service. We will work with any kit and provide agnostic advice.”

He added: “BBC Resources is, like any company, trying to increase its profits. If this scheme makes it more desirable in terms of the sale, then that is a bonus.”

The team believes BBC Resources is likely to gain more online work as a result of this consultancy service. Collectively, the group has worked on projects such as the Fifa World Cup and Live Earth as well as natural history shows, dramas and docs.

The team has not yet released a rate card and was unwilling to reveal any revenue forecasts.