Channel 4

Screen Yorkshire opens Film & TV office post-C4 move

Following Channel 4’s decision to locate its national headquarters in Leeds, Screen Yorkshire is to open a new Film and TV office in the region. The move aims to open up further opportunities to UK and international producers and looks to make Yorkshire & Humber a world-class hub for film and television. Screen Yorkshire supports […]

Channel 4, Facebook partner for weekly news show

Channel 4 has partnered with Facebook for a weekly news show, months after the social media giant rolled out its Watch platform globally.  Uncovered is to launch on Facebook Watch, and will provide in-depth news and analysis from C4 News’ team of domestic and international correspondents who will tackle under-reported series, focusing on a single […]

Channel 4 picks Leeds for national HQ

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has selected Leeds as the base for its national headquarters, alongside creative hubs in Bristol and Glasgow. The long-awaited decision marks the biggest structural change in the organisation’s 35-year history and follows a seven-month process that saw 30 cities around the UK pitch to host C4. The move sees a significant […]

Snap bets on local originals and media partnerships

Snap has revealed a slate of new UK shows coming to its platform through partnerships with the likes of Sky and Vice as it pivots away from commissioning producers.   Rami Saad, head of international content partnerships for Snap, revealed 16 new localised titles from The Guardian, The Culture Trip, Gleam Futures and long-term partners Sky […]

Exclusive: Netflix hires former Channel 4 commissioner

Netflix has hired former Channel 4 commissioner Lucy Leveugle for its London outpost, TBI has confirmed. Leveugle joins Netflix’s unscripted content team, working to Nathaniel Grouille and Sean Hancock. Her focus is unscripted content from across EMEA. She will be based in the London office, which set up its UK office earlier this year with the […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Alone At Home

Distributor: Sony Pictures Television International Distribution Producer: Electric Ray Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) Concept: Kids aged 8-16 are left to fend for themselves for four days A group of kids get four days alone at home in UK producer Electric Ray’s latest offering, which provides an intimate view of modern families for British broadcaster Channel […]

Netflix swoops for Channel 4’s The Circle

Netflix has snapped up Channel 4 format The Circle.  The streaming giant is to adapt the Studio Lambert format in three territories, including the US, featuring players from each country. The remaining two markets have yet to be revealed, though TBI understands that Netflix has the right to show their versions of the format in all […]

C4 orders Generation Porn from Story Films

Channel 4 (C4) has ordered landmark documentary trilogy Generation Porn from Story Films, which will explore the influence of the modern internet porn epidemic. The cyber porn industry sports more traffic than Netflix and Twitter combined, with the online giant Porn Hub reporting in 2017 that it catered to 28.5bn visitors. The series explores the demand […]

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 […]