Factory Media

Factory Media snags Soviet Megamonsters

Sports and lifestyle prodco Factory has picked up the international rights to Soviet Megamonsters, an urban exploration series from Ukraininan prodco Film.UA. The 10-part series follows a team of intrepid urban adventurers as they try to access locations including Cold War bomb shelters and underground tunnels. With the ten eps, two are dedicated to an […]

Factory catches Log Cabin Fever

The distribution arm of UK-based Factory Media has expanded its slate with the acquisition of sales rights to factual entertainment series Log Cabin Fever. The deal with LA-based 1895 Films is for worldwide rights, and has been followed by presales to Viasat Expore in Europe and Blue Ant Media’s Cottage Life TV in Canada. It […]

Factory produces Indestructible pre-MIP deals

Lifestyle and action sport specialist Factory Media has inked a raft of sales before heading to MIPTV next week. UK and Germany-based Factory has sold UK action sports series The Indestructibles to the BBC Brit. The BBC Worldwide channel has snagged rights for Brit across Africa, the Nordics and Poland. In Latin America the show […]

MTG orders Animal Antics

MTG has ordered fact-ent series Animal Antics for its Viasat Nature channel. UK indie Woodcut Media will make the 13x30mins series, with Factory Media handling global distribution and launching it internationally at MIPTV. The series will capture crazy animal behaviour, with comedians, vloggers and wildlife experts counting down their favourite clips. “This is a fun, […]

Factory announces Stehmeier replacements

Sports lifestyle specialist Factory Media has added two new sales and acquisitions execs in the wake of yesterday’s news that Bo Stehmeier had left the company for Red Arrow International. UK and Germany-based Factory has recruited Sam Thompson (left) as head of sales, and Nathalie Holden as head of distribution. Thompson joins from US distributor […]

Eyre rejoins Stehmeier with Factory job

Georgie Eyre has reunited with former Off the Fence colleague Bo Stehmeier at lifestyle sports and culture content group Factory Media. She has taken the new post of head of acquisitions at The Rights Factory, which is the newly-christened sales arm of Factory. Eyre left Amsterdam- and London-based producer-distributor Off the Fence along with Stehmeier […]

Stehmeier becomes Factory worker

Fresh from exiting Off the Fence Bo Stehmeier has landed a job at fledgling digital production and distribution business Factory Media. It emerged yesterday Stehmeier had left European distributor Off the Fence along with head of acquisitions Georgina Eyre. He has now joined Factory as director of rights and distribution. Reporting to founder and managing […]

UKTV plots AFP stunt series

UK multichannel operator UKTV has commissioned a 12x30mins series in which a pair of daredevils plot stunts in different parts of Britain. Sports lifestyle content group Factory Media, which hired ex-Bullseye TV exec Dee Smith to lead a push into TV, is to produce the advertiser-funded show, The Unbreakables. Fashion watch brand G-SHOCK and branded […]

Ex-Rightster, ITV exec joins Factory Media

Former Rightster and ITV executive Jonathan Bates has joined action sports media company Factory Media as creative director, partnerships. In the newly created role, Bates will work to expand Factory Media’s content distribution network from owned media through its 27 lifestyle sports and culture brands, spanning print and online. This will include launching dedicated YouTube […]