Electric Ray


Twofour hires Natalie McArdle from Electric Ray to oversee development

UK-based producer Twofour has bolstered its new senior creative line-up by appointing Electric Ray’s Natalie McArdle as director of development. McArdle has been tasked with driving Twofour and Boomerang’s factual entertainment, formats and blue chip factual programming slate. She joins from Sony-backed prodco Electric Ray, where she spent four years as development lead. Her credits […]

Formats round-up: Sony, Endemol and Armoza score sales

Electric Ray’s Alone At Home has sold into Germany and the Netherlands ahead of its UK premiere next week. RTL Netherlands has ordered a 6 x 60-minute adaptation of the Sony Pictures Television-distributed format, with production set to start in December. Meanwhile RTL Germany has also ordered the program, which will be produced by Sony […]

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 […]

First ever Bell/CTV format deal secured through Sony in UK

A deal that will see Sony Pictures Television (SPT) shopping Canadian format The Launch internationally marks the first time a CTV format from Bell Media has sold overseas. Sony-backed UK formats house Electric Ray is working up a local version of the music reality show, which comes from CTV parent Bell and Big Machine Label […]

W begins Dancing, heads for Dressing Room

UKTV-owned W has commissioned new doc series from STV Productions and Electric Ray. From Scottish network STV’s production wing comes The Dressing Room, a fly-on-the-wall 6x60mins series for 2017. GroupM Entertainment is coproducer. The fixed rig series takes viewers into dressing rooms around the UK. Sports featured include football, roller derby and water polo, and […]

Studio Lambert poaches Electric Ray exec

All3Media-owned Studio Lambert has hired Natalie McArdle from Sony-backed Electric Ray to become deputy head of development at the Gogglebox producer. McArdle will work with and report to head of development Jack Burgess, who joined from NBCUniversal almost two years ago. At Electric Ray, which former BBC commissioner Karl Warner launched with Sony Pictures Television, […]

ITV order for Sony’s Electric Ray

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered The Inspectors are Coming, a new ob-doc series from Sony-backed prodco Electric Ray. The series will follow council enforcement teams in the UK as they tackle bad behaviour from neighbourly disputes to dog mess in public spaces. The council officers have the power to impose on-the-spot fines meaning they often […]

Electric Ray poaches Endemol’s Parry

Sony-backed UK prodco Electric Ray has brought Endemol entertainment executive Shaun Parry into its fold. Parry will take up the new post of creative director, overseeing Electric Ray’s entertainment programming slate as well as its development unit, which creates formats for the international market. He takes up the post in March and will report to […]

BBC One kicks on with ‘Class of ’92’ football doc

UK broadcaster BBC One has commissioned a three-part documentary series following former Manchester United footballers as they attempt to save an ailing club. Salford Dreams United (WT) will see Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville and Phil Neville – all members of the famed ‘Class of ‘92’ Man Utd team that dominated English […]

Couples to be Prized Apart on BBC One

UK terrestrial BBC One has commissioned a Saturday night series that combines “heart-stopping location adventure and high studio drama”. Prized Apart (WT) will see 10 men and women leave their friends and family to undertake challenges such as river rapid riding and jumps from snow-capped mountains. Each week, the worst performing contestant will be flown […]