Channel 4

Sharon Horgan’s Merman launches digital arm

Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s Merman is to launch a digitally focused arm named Mermade. Mermade will specialise in the creation of non-broadcast content of all shapes and sizes, funded by and for social and streaming platforms, brands and publishers. It will have a particular focus on short-form episodic content. The development of Mermade follows […]

C4 commissions The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes

The UK’s Channel 4 (C4) has commissioned a format that follows a restaurant staffed entirely by people living with dementia. The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes is from Red Arrow’s CPL Productions, the makers of BAFTA-nominated Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds and Motion Content Group, co-producers of C4’s Dementiaville. It is supported by The Alzheimer’s […]

TBI Weekly: Sky and Channel 4 deal is clear sign of the times

Sky and Channel 4’s content-sharing deal earlier this week signalled the beginnings of closer collaboration between UK broadcasters in a shifting domestic landscape. Under the deal – which is the first of its kind for Sky – July’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix is to air live across both Channel 4 and Sky. C4 will […]

Hootenanny comedy The Bisexual scores presales with Canal+, Stan

Ahead of its debut on Hulu and the UK’s Channel 4, Hootenanny comedy The Bisexual has secured presales with Canal+, Stan and New Zealand’s Sky Network. The six-part series is written, directed and stars Iranian-American filmmaker and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Desiree Akhavan. It is produced by Sister Pictures-owned comedy label Hootenanny for Channel […]

Sky, Channel 4 join forces for Formula 1

Sky and Channel 4 have struck a content partnership that will see the broadcasters sharing Formula 1 rights and select dramas. The commercial deal, which is the first of its kind for Sky, will see July’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix airing live across both Channel 4 and Sky. C4 will also air Formula 1 […]

Channel 5 Blind Date commissioner departs for Channel 4

Blind Date commissioner Sean Doyle is leaving Channel 5 to board Channel 4. The exec – one of C5 boss Ben Frow’s key commissioners – is joining the channel in the new role of deputy head of features and formats, where he will focus on programming for the 8pm slot. Doyle will report into head […]

C4 appoints Red’s Caroline Hollick as drama head

Channel 4 (C4) has hired Red Production’s Caroline Hollick as its new head of drama. Hollick replaces Beth Willis, who is leaving the channel to join production company The Forge as partner. The exec has been creative director at Red since 2013, running the development team and overseeing its international and domestic slates, including dramas […]

BBC Studios appoints C4’s Ralph Lee as content director

BBC Studios has appointed Channel 4’ s creative officer Ralph Lee as director of content. In the newly created role, Lee will have overall control of BBC Studios Production’s creative strategy in the UK. He will take up the new role, which reports to CEO Tim Davie, in October, and will sit on BBC Studios’ […]

C4 commissions Born Famous from Studio Ramsay

Channel 4 has commissioned a four-part series from Studio Ramsay, which brings the teenage offspring of the UK’s most successful celebrities and invites them to live a life had their parents not found fame. For one week, they will be sent to the communities their superstar parents grew up in, to discover what their own […]

Channel 4 arrives at Berlin Station

Paramount Pictures Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution has sold popular drama, Berlin Station, to Channel 4. Berlin Station is a contemporary spy story starring Richard Jenkins and Richard Armitage, and will debut on UK screens this autumn following a successful season in the US on Epix. The show, which is produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous […]

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