Antony Fraser

Rare TV replaces CEO Fraser with Channel 4’s Gardiner

UK-based factual producer Rare TV has appointed Channel 4 executive Alexander Gardiner as its CEO, replacing Antony Fraser. Gardiner was most recently a consultant commissioning editor at Channel 4 having previously been managing director of UK prodco Shiver, where he led the restructuring of the ITV Studios-owned outfit. He has also served as creative director […]

Ex-C4 commissioner joins Rare TV prodco

A former commissioner at UK broadcaster Channel 4 has joined UK producer Screenchannel Television as its first creative director. Katie Boyd joins the Rare TV Group-owned prodco to help expands its slate of returnable series, focusing on UK factual and factual entertainment formats with global potential. Screenchannel launched in 2009 and became part of London-based […]

A+E hires Joel Denton as content sales supremo

A+E has recruited Joel Denton as managing director, content sales and partnerships, putting the industry veteran in charge of all of the channel operator’s international sales activities, TBI has learned. Denton is one of the most seasoned executives in the international business, and has been consulting for A+E, working on its programme sales strategy. His […]

A Rare occurence

Antony Fraser, CEO of Rare TV answers TBI’s questions as to why now is a good time launch a new production group. Antony Fraser’s new group, Rare TV, is planning to build a UK-based stable of nimble factual prodcos that the increasingly large super-indie monoliths may overlook. The Ingenious Ventures co-founder and his business partner, […]

New UK factual group buys 360Production, plans acquisitions

A new British production group whose top executives include former Red Arrow UK and RHI Entertainment boss Joel Denton and Ingenious Ventures co-founder Antony Fraser has acquired Impossible Pictures’ 360Production. Rare Television has launched with financial backing from Forward Private Equity and Bob & Co, a London-based boutique media services and advisory firm. It has […]