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Sky boosts factual with bumper order & preps Sky Max drama original

European pay-TV giant Sky has just made a bumper factual order for seven new original productions across its Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime, Sky Nature and Sky History channels, while also commissioning an original crime drama for its newly announced linear channel Sky Max. Four of the newly commissioned factual titles – all seven of which […]

BBC Studios restructures Documentary Unit & hires 72 Films exec

BBC Studios (BBCS) has restructured its factual production operations with the expansion of The Documentary Unit and a number of new hires. BBCS Production’s unscripted arm Factual Salford – which focuses on consumer and topical content – is being merged with The Documentary Unit, which will sit alongside fellow genre-focused divisions The Natural History Unit and […]

Channel 4 orders ‘Spice Girls’ docuseries from 72 Films to explore feminism

Channel 4 in the UK has unveiled a new docuseries that it claims will tell “the complete story” of The Spice Girls and explore feminism over the past 30 years. Girl Powered: The Spice Girls (working title) is from the UK’s 72 Films and will use hundreds of hours of archive footage and interviews to […]

Amazon builds ‘All Or Nothing’ franchise with Tottenham Hotspur

Amazon is extending its All Or Nothing franchise with a behind-the-scenes docuseries on the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Produced by 72 Films, the multi-part series, All Or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, will follow the UK team through the current 2019/20 season and is to launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video next year. Cameras will go inside […]

BBCWW backs Alex Graham, Michael Jackson firm

BBC Worldwide has bought a minority stake in Two Cities Television, a new drama indie that Alex Graham and Michael Jackson have established. The commercial arm of the UK pubcaster will gain global distribution rights across platforms for all Two Cities-produced shows over a five-year period in return. UK trade Broadcast broke the news this […]