Anthony Geffen


We’re going on a millennials hunt

With Planet Earth II beating reality TV programmes to audiences – including those crucial, lucrative millennials – Emily Bright talks to natural history documentary producers and channels about how they’re attracting new audiences The BBC’s seminal natural history documentary Planet Earth II beat The X Factor in the UK Christmas ratings stake last year, even […]

10 MIPTV takeaways: #2 VR now a reality?

The television content business might be a sucker for a new medium to explore, but virtual reality programming might just be the real thing. MIPTV takeaways: #1 no Rising Star, but Roots established MIPTV takeaways: #2 VR now a reality? MIPTV takeaways: #3 Vivendi puts Europe in the spotlight MIPTV takeaways: #4 eclectic talent on the Croisette MIPTV takeaways: […]

Blue chip to new chip: natural history with bite

Stewart Clarke speaks to commissioners, producers, distributors and digital pioneers about their efforts to reimagine the natural history genre. Alastair Fothergill is the embodiment of blue-chip, making landmark series for the BBC and films for Disney Nature, but he is now seeking to reinvent the genre, out of necessity as much as anything. “When I […]

Atlantic launches virtual reality prodco

UK producer Atlantic has set up Alchemy VR, a virtual reality studio with its visual effects studio Zoo, which will make immersive content for platforms including Oculus Rift and Sony Morpheus virtual reality systems. The new prodco will make factual content and is already working on its first virtual reality show, an unnamed project fronted […]

Sky orders two 3D Attenborough docs

UK pay TV platform BSkyB has ordered a pair of 3D docs fronted by natural history broadcaster David Attenborough. One-off doc David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Adventure and two-parter Conquest of the Skies will both be made by Colossus Productions, the joint venture production company set up by Sky 3D and UK indie Atlantic. David […]