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Sat.1 breeds another Super Dog

Rescue Dog to Super Dog, the Channel 4 format from Plimsoll Productions, is headed for Sat.1 in Germany. The ProSiebenSat.1 Media-owned network has commissioned Docma TV to create a version titled Project Super Dog – Helper on Four Paws. The four-episode series, based on the Magnify Media-sold format, will see rescue dogs intensively trained to […]

Plimsoll hires ex-BBC exec as specialist factual chief

Plimsoll Productions has appointed ex-BBC’s Rachel Morgan as head of specialist factual and documentaries, with a former DRG chief also joining the expanding UK indie. Morgan (right) will focus on specialist factual and documentary programming for both the UK and international markets. Previously, she served as commissioning editor for specialist factual at UK pubcaster the […]

Singing Bee returning to old haunts

Much-travelled karaoke format The Singing Bee is heading back into Romania and Indonesia after almost a decade away from both. The deals to bring the show to Antena TV in Romania and RCTI in Indonesia comes as the resurgence of several classic gameshows continues. Antena is planning new primetime episodes for the show, which first […]

Jackson’s Magnify staffs up

Andrea Jackson’s distribution company Magnify Media has added two execs to its sales team. Sarah Diggins (left) and Natalia Sterlikova have joined the UK-based firm and will cover format and tape sales in Asia and the Middle East respectively. The hires effectively double the size of Magnifgy’s team, with the new recruits working alongside Cecilia […]

Trio of promotions at Plimsoll

Plimsoll Productions has promoted a trio of executives a week after the UK indie invested in distributor Magnify Media. Martha Holmes (pictured) has been named head of wildlife, Karen Plumb becomes head of features and daytime, and Kate Beetham is upped to head of development and executive producer. All three will continue to report to […]

Plimsoll buys into Jackson’s Magnify

Entertainment and wildlife prodco Plimsoll Productions has taken a “substantial” minority stake in Andrea Jackson’s specialist distributor Magnify Media. The deal will see Magnify taking sole rights to distribute Plimsoll’s catalogue, and comes soon after Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll revealed it was creating a distribution arm. Jackson (pictured), the former managing director of acquisitions and formats […]

Ex-DRG exec launches new distributor

Andrea Jackson has launched a new distributor, Magnify Media, and has told TBI she will be in Cannes next week sourcing content for the new sales operation. Jackson was managing director, formats, at UK-based distributor DRG, until earlier this year. Before that she was managing director of acquisitions at DRG, which is now part of […]