A&E Networks UK

Sky History & The History Channel order WW2 doc ‘U-Boat War Gamers’

A+E Networks UK and ZDF Studios have partnered on U-Boat War Gamers (working title), to premiere in the UK on Sky History in February 2023, and on The History Channel in Eastern Europe, Poland, Nordics, Middle East, South Africa, Italy and Germany next year. Produced by UK indie World Media Rights for ZDF in Germany […]

UK broadcasters & trade bodies launch fund to close unscripted skills gaps

UK broadcasters, along with industry-led skills body ScreenSkills and trade body Pact, have teamed up to launch the new Unscripted TV Skills Fund, to address skills gaps and shortages in unscripted television across the country, with plans to increase training investment from £370,000 to £3 million per year by 2024. The BBC, Channel 4, Sky, A+E […]

A+E Networks UK commissions crime trauma docuseries

A+E Networks UK has commissioned a six-part documentary series, exploring the stories of those who have survived horrific crimes, for its Crime + Investigation channel. Brighton-based indie Hello Mary will produce the series, which has the working title of Survivors With Denise Welch, and is due to debut this spring. It is being executive produced […]

Sky History’s ‘The Chop’ cancelled over Nazi tattoo concerns

The UK’s Sky History has cancelled reality competition The Chop: Britain’s Top Woodworker, following concerns that one of its contestants may have white supremacist tattoos. The first episode aired earlier this month, but the rest has been cancelled after an investigation concluded that the ink sported by contestant Darren Lumsden “could be connected to far-right […]

CuriosityStream adds A+E alum Bakori Davis to head international

SVOD service CuriosityStream has appointed former A+E Networks exec Bakori Davis to the newly created position of MD and head of international. Davis will focus on expanding the factual entertainment brand around the world and increasing subscriber numbers, which currently stand at 13 million. He will work closely with Bob Gold, SVP of distribution, who […]

Zig Zag scores A+E Networks UK branded content commission

A+E Networks UK has commissioned Zig Zag Productions for a branded content spot for Kia Motors. The two-minute advert and 30-second spot – directed by Jamie Wiggins – is shot in Australia and follows a 3D artist who travels down under from the UK to pain a version of the new Kia Seltos SUV that […]

Deals round-up: ‘Spiky Gold Hunters’ go global; ID returns to Arrow trio; YES orders Endemol Shine comedy

Pango’s Spiky Gold Hunters go global A+E Networks UK is among companies to have struck pre-sale deals for fact-ent show Spiky Gold Hunters (6 x 60’) from Australian distributor LGI Media (formerly known as Looking Glass International). The series has also been acquired by The History Channel Iberia’s entertainment channel Blaze and Foxtel/A+E networks Australia, […]

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