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The studio on Ramsay’s street – celebrity chef on his next moves

In two decades, Gordon Ramsay has gone from making food programming a staple diet for the mainstream to hard-hitting documentaries. The celebrity chef talks to Kaltrina Bylykbashi about his journey in television and what’s coming next with his new All3Media-backed studio venture With 20-plus years in the television industry under his belt, Gordon Ramsay has […]

Optomen & Jane Street sign copro deal

All3Media’s Optomen Productions has signed a coproduction deal with veteran producer Donna MacLetchie and her prodco, Jane Street Entertainment. Under the deal, MacLetchie (pictured) will create, develop and produce unscripted programming with a focus on formats to be coproduced with Optomen in the US as well as internationally. MacLetchie and her team will be based out […]

Optomen’s Patricia Llewellyn passes away aged 55

Patricia Llewellyn, the British TV executive behind now-famous chefs Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver, passed away last week aged 55. Llewellyn joined Optomen in 1994 and led the business as managing director since 2005. The prodco was responsible for top cooking shows such as Two Fat Ladies, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Naked Chef. All3Media acquired […]

Discovery recognised Scripps’ IP strength – Zaslav

Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav has said the ability to mine Scripps Networks Interactive’s fully owned catalogue was the key driver behind the US$14.6 billion deal. During a roundtable discussion at MIPCOM last week, Zaslav (pictured) passionately talked up the deal, whose price tag raised eyebrows as it included a 34% premium, saying its rationale […]

MIPCOM news round up, day 2

The top deals, shows and announcements from yesterday (day two) on the Croisette. AMC Networks International Iberia and Vice Media have partnered to bring Viceland to Spain and Portugal BritBox, the subscription video-on-demand streaming service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, has made a third party deal to bring content from FremantleMedia International to the service starting this […]

Sony names Garvie int’l production president

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has named Wayne Garvie president of international production. Garvie moves from his role as chief creative officer in the company, to now lead the studio’s international television production business, overseeing the creative teams outside the US as well as SPT’s 20 owned- and joint venture international production companies around the world. Based in […]

TRX signs BBCWW catalogue for official launch

TRX, the online platform for buying and selling TV rights, has signed BBC Worldwide to list its catalogue of 9,500 titles on the platform as it makes its official launch. Following an 18-month beta phase, the platform is now available to all buyers and sellers around the world, allowing them to engage, negotiate and agree […]

Objective picks up Princess pair’s Hitchhiker TV

UK-based Objective Media Group has created new talent-focused production company, Hitchhiker Television. Princess Productions pair Anna Blue and Will Spokes (pictured) are leading the new label, which will be based at All3Media-owned Objective’s base in County Hall, London. Objective has been building out its production group since Objective Productions was restructured in 2015 under Layla […]

Formats chief Pilkington exits NBCU

NBCUniversal (NBCU) International Studios’ format chief, Yvonne Pilkington, has left her role, TBI has learned. Pilkington has been with the international arm of Comcast-owned NBCU since 2009, but is leaving for a career change. Her role saw her lead all format development, production and sales, working on shows such as Top Chef and The Real […]

All3 buys German producer from Wige Media

All3Media’s German arm has acquired Munich-based factual entertainment and docs specialist from Wige Media. South&Browse (currently Wige South&Brose) currently produces unscripted programming for the likes of ProSiebenSat.1, RTL II, Sky and regional broadcasters Bayerischer Rundfunk and Südwestrundfunk. The agreement means it will become part of All3Media Deutschland, which last year restructured under managing director Dr. […]

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