BBC One orders Brink’s-Mat robbery drama with ‘Guilt’s Neil Forsyth attached

BBC One in the UK has commissioned a six-part drama inspired by the true story of the Brink’s-Mat robbery from All3Media’s Tannadice Pictures and ViacomCBS International Studio (VIS). The Gold will track the story of the 1980s robbery, which took place near London’s Heathrow Airport, and the decades-long chain of events that followed including an exploration […]

Netflix preps UK reality show & orders true crime docuseries

Netflix has ordered three new UK-produced reality and entertainment series, along with a true crime docuseries. Unveiled at the Edinburgh TV Festival yesterday, the new UK shows include Snowflake Mountain, a reality series which takes a bunch of “clueless kidults” who aren’t yet living to their full potential and puts them through their paces at […]

All3 hires SBS creative chief to lead Belgian format-focused outfit

All3Media has hired the executive creative director of SBS in Belgium to lead a new production company focused on creating and producing formats in the country. Former Dedsit co-founder David Ottenburgh will head up All3Media Belgium as MD from 1 September and will develop new ideas and adapt IP from All3Media International’s catalogue for the […]

ITV reboots ‘Undercover Boss’ seven years after show’s last UK airing

Commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned its own version of Undercover Boss, the Studio Lambert format that first aired on UK rival Channel 4. The show follows a group of chief execs and company bosses swap their power suits for overalls and go in disguise to work on their own shop floors, to see what really […]

All3Media acquires NENT Studios UK

All3Media has acquired NENT Studios’ UK distribution business – formerly known as DRG – from Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group). The acquisition adds more than 10,000 hours of shows to All3Media International’s slate, including over 100 formats, with series such as Doc Martin, The Cry, Yorkshire Vet, Manhunt, Catchphrase and Don’t Tell the Bride. Jane Turton, […]

Hulu serves up more food with All3’s ‘Baker’s Dozen’ competition format

Disney-owned streamer Hulu has ordered another food-related show, this time a baking competition format from All3Media-owned Bright Spot Content. Baker’s Dozen follows a group of 13 amateur baking enthusiasts who go head-to-head with professionals as they attempt to impress a judging panel. The 8 x 60-minute show is being hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley and former White House pastry […]

UK’s BBC unveils six dramas & new Michaela Coel project

The BBC in the UK has unveiled a raft of new scripted series, as well as a new project that is in the works from I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel. Six shows have been unveiled by the broadcaster’s director of drama Piers Wenger, who confirmed a new project with Coel was in the […]

AT&T confirms WarnerMedia & Discovery merger in shock $150bn deal

WarnerMedia owner AT&T has unveiled a shock deal to combine its media assets with factual giant Discovery that will create a $150bn content behemoth. The agreement, details of which were first reported on Sunday, will bring WarnerMedia’s entertainment, sports and news assets under the same roof as Discovery’s array of factual entertainment offerings. It includes […]

Digging into Discovery+’s first six months in the UK

The launch of Discovery+ six months ago provided an early indication of how the factual giant’s global SVOD would look. Richard Middleton speaks to UK & Nordic boss James Gibbons about streaming, channels and why entertainment is as important as fact. The recent launch of streaming service Discovery+ has been closely watched by those with even […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Running the numbers on global formats

TBI’s deputy editor Mark Layton dives into K7 Media’s annual format report to uncover the most in-demand genres over the past year and explores the option-grabbing IP that points to where the trend is going next. The past 12 months have seen a rising demand for tried-and-tested unscripted content, with the global pandemic having brought scripted […]

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