Bandicoot Scotland appoints ‘Maskcat’ host Nick Johns as head of digital

Nick Johns (Source: Bandicoot)

Bandicoot Scotland has appointed Nick Johns to the newly created role of head of digital.

The Scottish indie, which is a joint venture between The Masked Singer producer Bandicoot and global production group Argonon, said the position had been made to “capitalise on a growing range of digital and cross-platform opportunities.”

The role will see Johns working on “digital-first opportunities” for the indie as well as overseeing all digital output for existing Bandicoot brands including The Masked Singer.

Working closely with Kate Stannard, Bandicoot’s head of development, Johns will also create new TV projects that have “a digital dimension” as well as new digital ideas with potential to translate to the linear space.

Johns first collaborated with Bandicoot at the start of the year when he executive produced and hosted Maskcast, the first official The Masked Singer podcast and vodcast.

Previously, Johns spent four years as creative director of development at Lime Pictures where his development credits included Drama Queens for ITVBe; Dance Monsters for Netflix; and Stand Up And Deliver for Channel 4.

Prior roles include head of entertainment development for STV where his credits include Babushka for ITV; And They’re Off For Sport Relief for the BBC; and Sex Tape for Channel 4.

Before that, he worked in-house at the BBC, working on quiz and gameshow development including Beat The Pack for BBC One, and at ITV, where he developed shows including Dancing On Ice.

Johns will report into Bandicoot’s co-founders, managing director Derek McLean and creative director Daniel Nettleton, who commented: “Nick has already made an impact with The Masked Singer vodcast. His infectious enthusiasm for entertainment on every platform chimes with our unique culture and enhances our creative armoury. We can’t wait to see what he does with this role.”

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