Canuck prodco to coproduce Channel 4 series

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a 7x60mins factual series from a pair of Argonon Group prodcos – Windfall Films and Remedy Canada. My Floating Home (WT) will follow couples and families who have decided to create their own waterborne homes in the UK and around the world. “With the ever increasing popularity of these exceptional […]

Argonon’s Leopard hires first CCO

The US division of producer Leopard has brought on Simon McKeown as its first chief creative officer. Working out of Leopard USA’s New York base, McKeown will report to James Burstall, CEO of the prodco’s parent company, Argonon. He has been tasked with leading Leopard USA’s creative expansion and will oversee the new and existing […]

Destination America takes slow train

US cable channel Destination America is the latest network to get in on the slow TV phenomenon. The Discovery Communications-owned network has ordered Railroad Alaska: Real Time Train Ride, in which 500-mile train journey will be broadcasted in its entirety. This makes it the latest international channel to try out the slow TV format, which […]

Pair of intn’l commissions for Discovery

Discovery has greenlit two new programmes for its international nets, an engineering blunders series and a VE Day anniversary special. Incredible Engineering Blunders: Fixed will look at engineering projects gone wrong and how they were made good. Engineer and journalist Justin Cunningham will examine engineering mishaps including sinking skyscrapers to back-to-front bridges. Argonon-backed UK prodco […]

EBS, Bethel Global cross The Bridge

Korean educational broadcaster EBS has hooked up with drama coproduction facilitator The Bridge and Bethel Global Media Content for what’s being described as a first-of-its-kind partnership. EBS and Bethel have signed an agreement with The Bridge, which is a joint venture between UK-based Argonon and producer Amanda Groom that aims to partner British producers with […]

K-content: head on

The first South Korean content wave broke the country’s shows into China, Japan and across Asia. Now, a second wave is seeing the country’s drama and entertainment reaching western shores. South Korea is already a drama producing territory of note and is now aiming to build its formats and factual production markets, with western buyers […]

HBO Lat Am welcomes CBBC’s EVE

HBO Latin America has pre-bought new CBBC children’s drama EVE. This marks the first international sale for the Leopard Drama-produced drama, which follows a highly-sentient robot (Poppy Lee Friar) that lives with a modern family in suburban Britain. Argonon International, the sales arm of Leopard parent Argonon Group, distributes the show, which launches in the […]

Argonon opens Scottish base

Argonon Group and its subsidiary Remedy Productions have launched an office in Scotland to capitalise on opportunities in the territory. Argonon Scotland and Remedy Scotland will both operate out of an office in Glasgow, with “a leading industry” figure recruited as head of both operations. This exec will report to Remedy’s chief creative officer Tom […]

Nat Geo greenlights Costa Concordia doc

National Geographic Channels International has ordered a one-off special that follows the recovery of sunken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia. The Raising of the Costa Concordia will launch on NGCI channels later this month. The Windfall Films-produced doc will look at the engineering feats necessary to raise, re-float and tow away the ship, which capsized […]

Remedy taps ex-Sky factual exec

Argonon Group-owned Remedy Productions has hired ex-Sky Living commissioner Sophie Wurzer-Willliams as head of factual entertainment. The music and entertainment-focused producer is targeting a move into factual entertainment formats and series, and Wurzer-Williams will recruit a new team to that end. Wurzer-Williams will report to Remedy’s chief creative officer Tom Blakeson and managing director Juliet […]