All3Media America


All3Media posts profit ahead of takeover

All3Media Holdings, the parent company that houses All3Media and its production companies, posted turnover of £507.6 million and EBITA of £60.5 million for the year to August 31, 2013. This compares with with £473 million and £64.1 million the previous year. All3 said the earnings figure reflected investments in digital producer Little Dot Studios and […]

Discovery, Liberty set for $933m All3Media takeover

Discovery Communications and Liberty Global have reportedly paired up to acquire UK production powerhouse All3Media for around £550 million (US$933 million). Discovery and Liberty, which are both backed by US cable TV mogul John Malone, are due to formally announce the deal tomorrow, according to Sky News, which broke the news this morning. It is […]

All3Media launches US prodco with ex-Ryan Seacrest exec

All3Media has hooked up with former Ryan Seacrest Productions unscripted programming chief Heather Schuster to launch an LA-based unscripted formats business. Schuster has become CEO of Morocco Junction Entertainment, which will focus on unscripted formats for broadcast and cable channels with a global edge. She her exited her role as senior VP of development and […]

Cable sparks a US indie M&A frenzy

The international media groups that previously drove rounds of M&A activity among indies in the UK and Europe are now focused on acquisitions in the US as the cable sector and unscripted business boom. John Hazelton looks at who’s buying what, where opportunity lies and asks who’ll be next on to board the consolidation gravy […]

Studio Lambert UK format Gogglebox gets US remake

US network Bravo has commissioned a local version of the Studio Lambert’s British unscripted format Gogglebox (pictured). The show, known locally as The People’s Couch, will launch as a half-hour thre-episode series on the NBCUniversal-owned cable channel at 11.30pm ET/PT on Sunday, October 6. Each episode will follow real people as they watch the week’s […]

All3 acquires stake in Matt Lucas prodco

All3Media has acquired a minority stake in John Stanley Productions, better known as Little Britain star Matt Lucas’ production company. The deal sees All3 becoming a shareholder in Lucas’ firm, and includes an international distribution agreement via All3Media International and a coproduction development pact with Stephen Lambert’s All3Media America. Farah Ramzan Golant, All3’s CEO said: […]

All3Media America launches German prodco in LA

The latest step in All3Media’s push into the US has seen it hire TwoFour America executive Danny Villa to launch an LA base for German formats prodco MME/Filmpool, TBI has learned. Villa has been named executive VP, MME/Filmpool USA, and will helm a new LA office, reporting into MME/Filmpool Germany CEO Christian Franckenstein. He will […]

Studio Lambert finds US president

All3Media-backed Studio Lambert USA has hired Greg Goldman as its new president. Renegade 83 executive Goldman (Ready for Love, Capture) has taken charge of the US arm of Stephen Lambert’s Studio Lambert vehicle. He will focus on developing, creating and selling original US-borne formats and adapting Studio Lambert UK’s formats. Goldman formerly worked with Lambert […]

All3 America unveils scripted arm

All3 America, the new US arm of UK producer All3Media, has opened a scripted division and has appointed a former exec from J.J. Abrams’ production company to helm it. Eric Lehrman has been named senior VP, scripted television, and will seek to build on All3’s slate of scripted formats, which include UK scripts such as […]

All3Media will bring Million Second Quiz to market

All3Media’s distribution division will sell the hotly-anticipated The Million Second Quiz show and format internationally. The interactive quiz is being made for US network NBC by All3Media America and All3Media-backed Studio Lambert. NBC commissioned the show last month. Billed as a “state-of-the-art, electrifying new live competition where contestants test the limits of their knowledge, endurance […]