Channel 4

C4 ups Nick Lee to head up series acquisitions

Channel 4 has promoted acquisitions manager Nick Lee to head up series acquisitions. Lee will report to C4’s director of commercial affairs, Martin Baker. In the newly created role, he will be responsible for the creation, roll out, deal terms and delivery of the strategy for all acquired series. Working closely with the commissioning teams […]

Channel 4’s Horan: bring me “bigger, fewer” and international ideas

Channel 4’s newly installed factual boss Danny Horan is keen to do away with “pragmatic commissioning” and wants to open up the factual slate to more international co-productions. “There is nothing [on the slate] that is saying anything about the world around us in a contemporary way, so how will we get new stuff through […]

Exclusive: Channel 4, Discovery partner on Ice Age doc

Warner Bros-owned producer Renegade is making a 90-minute doc on an expansive discovery of Ice Age remains for Channel 4 and Discovery Science – marking one of the first co-productions between the two broadcasters in several years. The film, which is yet untitled, has been commissioned out of Science Channel in a rare international co-production […]

C4 greenlights Training Teachers to Kill from Sundog

Channel 4 (C4) Factual has commissioned 60-minute doc Training Teachers to Kill from Sundog Pictures. The timely doc will investigate the heated debate in American school boards around arming teachers for the first time to protect vulnerable pupils in a crisis. Many US schools today are simply waiting for an expected gun attack from disaffected pupils. […]

Op-ed: Putting real words to true crime in ‘verbatim drama’ The Interrogation

Four actors. One room. An interrogation based word-for-word on real transcripts. Story Films co-founder Dave Nath tells us how they brought a 20-year-old case to life for Channel 4. Tom Hardy carries the entire movie Locke on his own for 85 minutes sat in a car. It was bold, evocative and original – an approach to […]

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 […]