Bob Geldof


Banijay secures €365m as Survivor deal nears

Banijay Group has raised €365 million (US$416 million), which will be used in part to fund its takeover of Survivor owner Castaway Television. The cash injection will also be used to service debts accrued in its merger with Zodiak Media last year. Nataxis, Société Générale and Credit Suisse lead the bond issue transaction, which Banijay […]

Banijay buys Survivor prodco Castaway

Banijay has acquired Survivor prodco Castaway Television, TBI can reveal. Castaway owners Charlie Parsons, Lord Waheed Alli and Bob Geldof have sold the company and format to France-based Banijay, and Banijay Rights will be selling it internationally once the deal closes, TBI has learned. Contacted this morning, Castaway confirmed the news. “We have had an […]

Zinc CEO Wood stepping down

Mark Wood is leaving his post as CEO of Zinc Media, which is the new trading name of UK production group Ten Alps. Wood (pictured) leaves his post with immediate effect, according to a company statement released to investors. The former chief executive of ITN Productions will also leave his director post, but will continue […]

Zinc makes first purchase since Ten Alps rebrand

Zinc Media has acquired a corporate video producer, marking the first acquisition it has made since its new brand came into play last month. Zinc was established as the new corporate brand of UK-based Ten Alps, housing British indie TV producers Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record and Reef Television (Ten Alps also has a […]

Restructured Ten Alps becoming Zinc

UK-based TV production group Ten Alps is rebranding as Zinc Media. The individual prodcos in the group – Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record and Reef Television – will retain their individual identities, but Zinc will be the overarching parent brand as of March 1. Officials said the company has rebranded in the wake of its restructuring […]

Ten Alps buys UK prodco as Geldof exits

Restructuring UK production group Ten Alps has acquired factual producer Reef Television, as company founder Bob Geldof exits. Reef is behind UK series such as BBC One’s Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and Channel 4’s Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb. The prodco will now sit alongside Blakeway, Brook-Lapping and Films of Record in […]

Geldof prodco secures funding, welcomes ITN’s Wood

Ten Alps, the British production group singer Bob Geldof co-founded, has raised £300,000 (US$510,000) from shareholders, and added former ITN chief executive Mark Wood to its board. Herald Investment trust, which is Ten Alps’ largest shareholder, has pledged £150,000, while non-executive director Tim Hoare is adding £50,000. The other £100,000 has come from other shareholders. […]