Alaska TV

Damian Lewis-fronted ‘Spy Wars’ secures global sales

Broadcasters including History and Blaze in the UK and Spain’s Atresmedia are among numerous buyers to have snapped up A+E Networks factual series Damian Lewis: Spy Wars. The show, produced by Alaska TV in association with Lewis’ recently launched outfit Rookery Productions, features Homeland and Billions star Lewis as he uncovers an array of covert […]

5Star boosts originals with three new commissions

Viacom-owned youth-focused channel 5Star has ordered a slate of new programs from GooWoo Media, Alaska TV and LA Productions.   Celebs On The Farm (pictured) producer GooWoo Media has been commissioned for spin-off series Celebs On The Ranch (10 x 60 minutes), which will see 10 famous faces head to a ranch in the American wild […]

Ian Lamarra returns to Alaska TV

Alaska TV co-founder Ian Lamarra has returned to the business as it expands with a Brighton office. Lamarra has rejoined as creative director of the UK producer, whose credits include Fishin’ Impossible (ITV; pictured) and Young, Dumb and Banged Up In The Sun (5Star). The exec co-founded Alaska in 2010 before leaving in 2015. He returned […]

Nerd production chief exiting

UK prodco Nerd TV has said goodbye to long-serving production chief Elaine Foster, TBI has learned. Foster (pictured) has been with Red Arrow Entertainment-owned Nerd since 2012, and until her departure was head of production. In the role, Foster oversaw production, office management, business affairs and company finance. She counts Tiger Aspect productions, Blink Films […]

Lamarra opens Bookhouse with Zodiak

Alaska TV co-founder Ian Lamarra is launching an unscripted programming and formats company with Zodiak Media. Bookhouse represents the new label Zodiak has added to its ranks since acquiring Bwark Productions in 2011. Lamarra is leaving UK-based indie Alaska to launch the company, within which he will be creative director, reporting to Zodiak UK managing […]

Lifetime confirms UK launch, expected to replace Bio

US cable network Lifetime has confirmed it will launch in the UK this autumn. The female-skewing channel is operated by A+E, which back in April told TBI it would roll out the channel in the UK this year. It officially announced the launch this morning. A spokesman declined to comment, but TBI understands that it […]