Damian Kavanagh


Kavanagh named BBC Three online chief

Damian Kavanagh has named as head of the new-look, online-only BBC Three. Kavanagh, currently controller of BBC Daytime at the UK pubcaster the BBC, as been the proposal lead on the controversial move to switch youth-skewed linear channel BBC Three to an online-only service. This week, the BBC formally outlined its proposal, claiming the move […]

BBC One finds The Link, Warner attached for sales

UK channel BBC One has commissioned a quiz show in which teams attempt to find the link between questions, with Warner Bros.’s international unit attached to sell the format rights. The Link will run on BBC One as a 25-episode series in a daytime slot, with Scotland’s STV Productions beginning production later this month in […]

News brief: ITV’s 12 Yard gets BBC One gameshow order

ITV Studio-backed UK producer 12 Yard has won a commission from BBC One for a new gameshow, Pressure Pad. The high tech gameshowwill be fronted by John Barrowman (Torchwood) and go out on BBC One this autumn. It is set in a “quizzing amphitheatre”, which has an under floor high-res LED screen. Teams then compete […]

BBC tries on Pressure Pad

UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned a 25x45mins gameshow set in a “stunning high tech set”. Pressure Pad will launch on BBC One in the autumn, with ITV Studios-owned 12 Yard Productions attached. Actor and broadcaster John Barrowman will host the series, which is set in a ‘quizzing amphitheatre’ with an under floor high-res LED […]