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Travel Channel order Border Rico from Arrow Media

US cable net Travel Channel has ordered Border Rico, an original series from UK indie producer Arrow Media. The 6x30mins follows the US agencies managing access to the island of Puerto Rico. Tom Brisley, creative director, Arrow Media, said: “Securing access to, and developing a close working relationship with, agencies manning the US border and […]

Nat Geo to broadcast special Live From Space

National Geographic Channel is preparing Live From Space, a two-hour special that will be broadcast live from the International Space Station (ISS) and NASA Mission Control in Houston. The special will go out on Nat Geo channels around the world this March and be produced by UK indie Arrow Media. As well as going out […]

Channel 4, Smithsonian prepare for Terror in the Skies

UK terrestrial Channel 4 and US net Smithsonian Channel have ordered local indie Arrow Media to produce a 4x60mins series about near-collisions in air travel. Terror in the Skies will launch on Channel 4 in June and Smithsonian later this year. It will use video and audio captured on passengers’ phones and camcorders to illustrate […]

Raft of executive changes at Darlow Smithson

There have been a series of senior management changes at Endemol-owned factual producer DSP. Creative director Julian Ware is leaving the company after a decade and will be retiring from the industry. His former co-creative director Ben Bowie (pictured) has been upped to managing director after twelve years with DSP. Deputy creative director Emily Roe […]

Arrow Media commissioned for new Hairy Bikers series

UK indie Arrow Media has been commissioned by BBC Two to make a new factual series featuring popular hosts Si King and Dave Myers, better known as the Hairy Bikers. Previously best known for their cooking series, Rebuilding Industrial Britain (WT) will be a 3x60mins series in which the hosts will travel the UK on […]

Epic drama for factual channels

The last decade saw the big factual channels move from documentary led schedules to grids full of factual entertainment and observational docs. History, by commissioning mega-hit miniseries Hatfields and McCoys, has started the next evolution of factual channels and drama is a new battleground among the big networks, reports Stewart Clarke It’s unlikely that the […]

Rights.tv hires Jane Hyndman

Content rights specialists Rights.tv has hired Jane Hyndman. The former etv and Europe Movieco Partners (Disney and Sony), will advise clients on their use of apps and social media including games on Facebook and Twitter. The company, which advises companies across the TV and film and wider media industry, also announced that it will open […]

PBS orders Neanderthal doc from Arrow

US public broadcaster PBS has ordered a one-off doc Decoding Neanderthals from Arrow Media, the UK production company founded by ex-Darlow Smithson management. The film will investigates the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of our closest genetic cousin, the Neanderthal, 30,000 years ago. The show will, the producers said, will use CGI and cutting edge […]