Television Business International

Time Inc’s UK prodco secures first commission

Factual-headermontage-1024x295Time Inc. UK’s recently launched TV production arm, TI Productions UK, has secured its first commission, a 30-minute documentary for BBC Three featuring Stacey Dooley.

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Kids Selling Drugs Online follows Dooley as she ventures undercover for the first time to investigate the criminal world of Britain’s digital drug dealers.

Using fake profiles on Instagram, Snapchat and the new dating app for teens, she reveals how easy it is for children and young teens to get their hands on Class A drugs via seemingly unmoderated and unprotected social media platforms.

The programme was commissioned by Gian Quaglieni for BBC Three and executive producer of the programme was Miki Mistrati.

Quaglieni said: “This documentary is a timely undercover investigation into the widespread selling of drugs using social media. It reveals the underground world of these digital drug dealers. It’s an important story for BBC Three. ”

Mistrati, executive producer at TI Productions UK, said: “We knew that through our editorial connections and experience as a magazine publisher we’d be able to unlock some compelling stories, but securing such a high profile first commission is an incredible achievement.”

TI Productions UK was launched in 2016 as an in-house TV production arm focused on creating factual and factual-entertainment programming for major UK broadcasters.