Flame Media


Abacus to retain Fiona Gilroy following $2.4m acquisition of Flame Media

Abacus Media Rights (AMR) has struck a deal to retain former Flame Media sales & acquisition chief Fiona Gilroy, following the buy-out of her former company by the UK-based distributor. Australia-based Flame was picked up for $2.4m by Abacus parent Amcomri Entertainment in July, 15 months since the death of Flame Media founder & CEO John […]

Abacus owner Amcomri buys Australia’s Flame Media for $2.4m

Australian distributor Flame Media has been acquired in a C$3m ($2.4m) deal by Amcomri Entertainment, owner of Abacus Media Rights (AMR). The acquisition comes 15 months since the death of Flame Media founder & CEO John Caldon and will see Amcromri pick up Flame’s 2,200 hours of factual and documentary content. The company will be […]

Flame Media founder & CEO John Caldon passes away

Australia-based Flame Media has announced the death of its chairman, CEO and founder John Caldon, at the age of 73, who passed away on Tuesday, 16 February, following an 11-month battle with cancer. British-born Caldon was based in Australia for many years with his life and business partner Lyndey Milan, creative director of Flame Media. […]

TV4 Entertainment cooks up culinary streamer with Flame Media

Streaming operator TV4 Entertainment has partnered with distribution outfit Flame Media to launch a new food-focused OTT offering. Food Feast TV will offer thousands of hours of content from Flame Media, including A Taste of Travel, Food Safari, Saturday Kitchen and Inside Lyndey’s Kitchen. The programming line-up will feature chefs such as Jack Stein, Yotam […]

Australian pay net opens Saturday Kitchen

Australian pay channel LifeStyle FOOD has acquired British cooking show Saturday Kitchen, which has run on the BBC for nearly a decade. The Foxtel-owned network bought an international version of the programme from Australia-based distributor Flame Media, which has repurposed the 90-minute format in a one-hour after acquiring it from UK indie Cactus TV. LifeStyle […]

Flame hires digital rights exec

Flame Media has recruited Chris Hampson as digital rights manager. Hampson joins the Australia-based factual producer and distributor next week and will be based in London. He will be seeking digital deals for new and catalogue titles from the Flame catalogue. Hampson joins from Pilot Films & TV where he oversaw North American sales. Prior […]

News brief: Syfy US acquires Flame’s ghost series

US cable net Syfy has acquired ghost hunter series Haunting: Australia from UK indie Flame Media. The eight-part reality series follows international ghost hunters as they join forces to investigate paranormal activity in Australia’s most haunted locations. The series is produced and distributed by UK-based Flame. It will debut on Syfy in the US on […]