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Arrow Media’s Anna Davies talks 2020’s key factual trends

Anna Davies, executive producer, development, at UK-based factual producer Arrow Media discusses some of the key trends to have emerged in the factual space over recent months. Staying on top of factual trends is development 101. There is now a strong sense of business getting back to normal, following the initial impact of Covid, as our resilient […]

Sky hires Arrow Pictures alum Poppy Dixon to head factual

Comcast-owned UK satcaster Sky has appointed former Arrow Pictures and Raw TV exec Poppy Dixon to the newly created role of director of documentaries and factual commissioning and announced the launch of two new factual channels, which will fall under her purview. Sky Documentaries will “be the home of world class, real life stories” while […]

News round-up: Spain’s LA 2 orders rural travel series; J2911 hires new sales exec; SBS picks up second run of ‘Australia In Colour’ and more…

Spain’s LA 2 commissions rural travel show from RTVE and DLO/Magnolia Spanish FTA network LA 2 has picked up Ruralitas, a new travel series produced by RTVE in collaboration with the Banijay Group-owned Spanish prodco DLO/Magnolia. The series tours Spain and meets people who have chosen to live in the most remote and sparsely-inhabited parts […]

TBI Factual: How Arrow generated returns from UGC

The way shows are being produced is changing fast and User Generated Content (UGC) is now a key ingredient for many factual series. Lucie Ridout, executive producer at Arrow, highlights how her UK prodco maximised UGC’s potential on a recently launched Nat Geo commission The facts and figures about User Generated Content (UGC) are mind […]

Arrow behind Disney+ documentary ‘Animal Kingdom’

UK-based Arrow Media has emerged as the producer behind forthcoming Disney+ documentary Magic Of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The behind-the-scenes programme was commissioned for Disney+ by National Geographic and will give viewers an inside look at the operation of two famous theme parks – Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot’s The Seas – and the animals that live […]

Canada’s CBC and C5 in UK partner for Egyptian expedition

Canadian pubcaster CBC and Channel 5 in the UK have commissioned a new documentary exploring the mystery of the infamous Egyptian ruler. Searching For Cleopatra is being helmed by Arrow Media, alongside Handel Productions and Rezolution Pictures, and aims to challenge established thinking about the queen, while providing an exclusive look at a recent expedition […]

TBI Weekly: How mega-mergers are set to impact third-party distribution deals

A frenzied period of consolidation is beginning to leave an indelible mark on the distribution business as more projects and producers find themselves caught in the crosshairs of mergers. Mega-deals such as Comcast’s acquisition of Sky, the impending Banijay-Endemol merger and a Red Arrow sale on the horizon are changing the face of the distribution […]

Channel 4 preps doc on Boeing 737 Max disaster from Arrow

Channel 4 has commissioned Arrow Media for a doc on the Boeing 737 Max disaster. Boeing’s Killer Plane: What Went Wrong? (1 x 60 minutes) will examine the chain of events that led to the crashes of two passenger jets – first, the Lion Air Flight 601, which crashed in the Java Sea in October […]

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 […]

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