Don Taffner Jr.

UKTV hands DLT first non-scripted commission

British multichannel operator UKTV has handed DLT Entertainment its first non-scripted commission, a six-part gameshow about video games. Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit, for free-to-air channel Dave, will see two teams, including celebrity guests, competing over five rounds of gaming-themed competition. Comedian O Briain (pictured) will host, and a live studio audience will decide […]

Former Ovation exec Slava joins DLT

Kris Slava has been appointed senior sales consultant at DLT Entertainment and will help the producer and distributor shop its content into the US. Based in New York, Slava (pictured) is tasked with driving sales of DLT’s slate of finished shows to cable channels and digital services, and into syndication. The DLT slate includes comedies My […]

DLT hires ex-Twofour, BBC execs

Transatlantic producer DLT Entertainment has hired former BBC comedy and Twofour Group producers to join its development team on a part-time basis. Darren Smith was most recently the Twofour’s head of entertainment, while Jack Cheshire was head of new comedy at the BBC. The pair will be charged with driving My Family prodco DLT’s comedy […]

DLT nabs STV drama boss

DLT Entertainment has hired Scottish pubcaster STV’s head of drama to take the same role at the UK-US producer-distributor. Margaret Enefer will take on the new role at the My Family production house, joining later this month. She will focus on original development, adaptations and long-running series for UK and international broadcasters. She joins a […]

MIPTV News: DLT/Raydar Rights preps first slate

Alison Rayson and Don Taffner Jr.’s fledgling distributor is heading to MIPTV with a slate spanning drama, gameshows and kids programming. Indie distributor DLT/Raydar Rights was created last year through the merger of the sales arm of Taffner Jr.’s DLT Entertainment and former Target executive Rayson’s Raydar Media. Its first full slate will be unveiled […]

DLT Entertainment hires US sales boss

DLT Entertainment has hired Greg Rocco as its US director of sales. Rocco will be responsible for finished program sales to cable channels and PBS stations in the US for the producer and distributor. He joins from Katz Media Group. Rocco will be based in New York and report to DLT’s president Don Taffner Jr. […]

Miami Five-O: NATPE 2013

Miami Beach-based programme market NATPE celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And all the indications are that it is in rude health. A record numbers of buyers, a sold out sign over the exhibition floor and a big-name conference programme are just a few of the headlines that should make Miami Five-0 a very happy […]