ITV hitched to Bridezillas for new channel

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired Bridezillas and spin-off series Marriage Boot Camp for its new lifestyle channel ITVBe. The new young female-skewing channel launches on October 8 and the DCD-distributed shows will be part of its launch line-up. Both Bridezillas and Marriage Boot Camp (pictured) are both on female-skewed cable channel WeTV in the US. […]

DCD reassures investors after share price drop

UK indie DCD Media has moved to reassure shareholders that despite a big fall in its share price over recent months the group is trading in line with expectations. DCD’s share price stood at £3.70 (US$6.14) on May 30, but has today fallen to £1.60. This is slightly up from Wednesday (August 27), when it […]

Production ‘slowdown’ impacts DCD

UK indie DCD Media has said a “slowdown” in new production wil impact its full year revenues. In a trading update to the London Stock Exchange, DCD reiterated that the end of money-spinning franchise Bridezillas, which WEtv cancelled last year, would impact 2014 revenues and “has required a reshaping of the cost base”. DCD expects […]

DCD sales offset production dips as revenue stays flat

UK indie DCD Media has reported flat revenue of £7.4 million (US$12.1 million) for the first half of this year as distribution deals offset a “slower than anticipated” commissions pipeline. Yesterday, DCD issued a forward-looking profit warning following the news US cable channel WE tv would not commission an 11th season of DCD’s biggest revenue-driving […]

DCD issues revenue warning but targets new growth

DCD Media has posted a revenue warning this morning after the cancellation of key US series Bridezillas. In the wake of the news, the prodcuer and distributor’s CEO, David Craven, told TBI that he is confident its pipeline of new shows will, ultimately, offset the loss. AIM-listed DCD said WE tv’s decision not to commission […]

Bridezillas spin-off goes off at Foxtel

A new Bridezillas spin-off has sold to Australian pay TV platform Foxtel. The 9x60mins Marriage Bootcamp: Bridezillas follows five couples trying to save their relationships by checking into an intense marriage bootcamp. It comes from ITV Studios-owned Thinkfactory Media in association with September Films, whose parent DCD Media sells the show through distribution arm DCD […]