Arrow Media


How space programming evolved from no-go zone to no holds barred

Ahead of his ‘Space On The Big Screen’ session at IBC later today (16 September), Arrow Media co-founder and creative director Tom Brisley details the trajectory of space programming from a no-go zone among commissioners to a flourishing genre with myriad partners.  It used to be that if you were pitching factual content to US […]

SBS orders Australia in Colour from Arrow

Australian broadcaster SBS has commissioned Arrow Media for four-part series Australia in Colour.  The programme (4 x 60 minutes), which uses painstaking colourisation techniques to bring black-and-white footage to life, follows the success of Arrow’s pioneering America in Color for Smithsonian Channel. That programme has sold around the world into broadcasters such as France Television, Foxtel, Welt24, NHK, […]

TCAs: CuriosityStream, Nat Geo, BritBox unveil slates

CuriosityStream finds Speed with Arrow  Media Factual SVOD CuriosityStream – which made its debut at the TCAs this year – has commissioned four-part series Speed from Arrow Media. The series covers engineering breakthroughs that have transformed how fast we can travel on land, in water, through air and into space. The programme spans the 1801 invention of […]

Arrow scores Body Cam series for Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery has commissioned Arrow Media for a 10-part series centered on body camera footage from police officers. Body Cam will combine the footage with first-hand accounts of various police run-ins, detailing how routine situations can escalate into tragic altercations. Each story follows police officers from the moment they get the call from dispatch. Between […]

Arrow and Drive partnership takes flight

A new factual series detailing catastrophic events on board aeroplanes is in the offing after Arrow Media and sales agency Drive announced a new partnership. The two companies say they will work together on a new show, Flights From Hell, which has been commissioned by Channel 5 in the UK, to air this summer. The 6×60’ series […]

Howard Swartz returns to Discovery from Arrow Media

Howard Swartz, a former Discovery Channel exec, is returning to the network as senior vice president of production and development, after a stint at prodco Arrow Media in London. In his new role, Swartz will head up production for upcoming event programming and have oversight over the network’s documentaries and specials. He will expand, develop […]

TBI Weekly: Disney challenges loom

Disney has had a tough week. On one end news emerged that the company is looking to cut costs, which may lead to significant job losses, and on the other a New Zealand broadcaster has claimed its deal with the group is behind a drop in its profits. The Walt Disney Company is looking to […]

ID will Hear No Evil

US cable channel Investigation Discovery has commissioned a sister series to See No Evil. Hear No Evil will focus on audio recorded at the scene of crimes, rather than the CCTV footage that hangs See No Evil together. Discovery Communications-owned ID has commissioned UK-based indie Arrow Media to produce the 6x60mins series, which will use […]

Deal Monitor: 16 programming deals at a glance

In a week that began with MIPCOM recuperation and the news TV titan Time Warner was being sold to telecoms giant AT&T, telly companies have quietly been getting on with their post-market deal-making. One major deal announced Thursday saw Chinese state-owned children’s channel CCTV-14 acquiring Kate & Mim-Mim (season one) and Tree Fu Tom (s1-2), […]

Pioneer drafts in Arrow exec as creative chief

British producer Pioneer Productions has poached Arrow Media executive producer Thomas Viner for a senior creative role. Viner will become the Tinopolis-owned factual prodco’s creative director, reporting to CEO Jonathan Hewes, the former Wall to Wall international boss who took over last year as Pioneer founder who stepped down as chairman. He will work closely […]

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