Andrea Jackson


Hungary’s TV2 signs on for ‘Fittest Family,’ ‘Catchpoint’

Hungarian free-to-air broadcaster TV2 has signed on for local adaptations of formats from Magnify Media and ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE).  TV2 has commissioned a local version of Kite Entertainment’s Fittest Family format, which originated out of RTÉ Ireland. The format sees 12 mega-fit families competing in a series of physical tests and challenges to win the coveted title of […]

Argonon takes full stake of BriteSpark

Argonon Group has acquired 100% of BriteSpark Films, its joint venture with Nick Godwin. Godwin, the creative director and co-founder of Britespark, established the company with Argonon in 2013. Titles from the prodco include Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords and Nazi Treasure Hunters. The exec will continue as creative director and look to build an executive […]

Nat Geo picks up Plimsoll’s Wild Great Britain

Nat Geo has picked up Plimsoll Productions’ Hugh Bonneville-narrated Wild Great Britain for its international channels. The broadcaster has picked up global pay-TV rights – excluding the UK and US – to the 8 x 60-minute premium wildlife series from Andrea Jackson’s Magnify Media. The deal was brokered by Magnify exec Chris Bartlett and Nat […]

Singing Bee returning to old haunts

Much-travelled karaoke format The Singing Bee is heading back into Romania and Indonesia after almost a decade away from both. The deals to bring the show to Antena TV in Romania and RCTI in Indonesia comes as the resurgence of several classic gameshows continues. Antena is planning new primetime episodes for the show, which first […]

Jackson’s Magnify staffs up

Andrea Jackson’s distribution company Magnify Media has added two execs to its sales team. Sarah Diggins (left) and Natalia Sterlikova have joined the UK-based firm and will cover format and tape sales in Asia and the Middle East respectively. The hires effectively double the size of Magnifgy’s team, with the new recruits working alongside Cecilia […]

Plimsoll buys into Jackson’s Magnify

Entertainment and wildlife prodco Plimsoll Productions has taken a “substantial” minority stake in Andrea Jackson’s specialist distributor Magnify Media. The deal will see Magnify taking sole rights to distribute Plimsoll’s catalogue, and comes soon after Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll revealed it was creating a distribution arm. Jackson (pictured), the former managing director of acquisitions and formats […]

Ex-DRG exec launches new distributor

Andrea Jackson has launched a new distributor, Magnify Media, and has told TBI she will be in Cannes next week sourcing content for the new sales operation. Jackson was managing director, formats, at UK-based distributor DRG, until earlier this year. Before that she was managing director of acquisitions at DRG, which is now part of […]

Norwegian format Slow TV set for US remake

US producer LMNO has acquired Stateside remake rights to Slow TV, a format from Norway in which a ship’s journey along the coast was transmitted non-stop for 134 hours on the nation’s public broadcaster. Slow TV first broadcast on NRK in 2011 to strong ratings and was subsequently acquired by UK-based sales house DRG as […]

MTG Studios makes its move

MTG rebranded Modern Studios and created MTG Studios two years ago with little fanfare. However, subsequent deals for Paprika Latino and Novemberfilm have helped put it on the map. TBI speaks to its CEO, Patrick Svensk, about creating a Scandinavian-owned Studio and to the people running its latest and most notable acquisition, UK-based distributor DRG. […]

DRG sells comic science factual series back to NRK

MTG Studios-owned UK distributor DRG has sold the Canadian remake of an NRK comic science-themed factual series back to the Norwegian public broadcaster. Never Ever Do This at Home pairs a scientist and a comedian and tasks them with finding out what happens when household products’ warning labels are ignored, while explaining the science behind the […]