Bad Education


Cavey launching comedy prodco with Tiger Aspect

Ben Cavey is setting up a comedy-focused prodco within the Endemol Shine Group-owned Tiger Aspect Productions. Cave Bear Productions will sit within Peaky Blinders producer Tiger Aspect, itself part of Endemol Shine UK. Cavey has been with Tiger Aspect since 2005, overseeing shows such as BBC Three comedy Bad Education, ITV’s Benidorm and BBC Two’s […]

Buyers Briefing: Brad Wood, Comedy Central

Name: Brad Wood Title: Director of acquisitions, Comedy Central UK Brad Wood leads acquisitions at Comedy Central, where he sources content and acquisitions for a range of international Viacom comedy channels, including Jill Offman’s Comedy Central UK. Prior to his current role, he was an entertainment and lifestyle buyer for Discovery Channel in the UK […]

BBC iPlayer demand up by third

Requests on the BBC iPlayer catch-up service grew by a third in 2013, with 2.2 billion requests for TV shows and 800 million radio requests across all platforms, according to the latest statistics from the UK public broadcaster. Requests from tablet devices grew by 104% in the course of the year, with a total of […]

BBC Three to launch all comedies on iPlayer

UK channel BBC Three will begin premiering all of its scripted comedies on the on-demand iPlayer service as of August. The initiative will launch with the second season of Jack Whitehall-fronted Bad Education, which will be available free online a week before its TV debut. The BBC has been experimenting with a number of intiatives […]

Endemol scripted boss Naomi Joseph leaves company

Naomi Joseph has left her role as executive director of international scripted programming at Endemol, TBI has learned. She joined the producer and distributor in April 2010, working out of the London office and reporting to Martha Brass but has now left the company. Endemol confirmed the personnel change. There will not be a like-for-like […]