Channel 4 plots Gogglebox Kids, adds exec

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a 1x60mins Christmas special of Studio Lambert-produced unscripted series Gogglebox, while also appointing Alisa Pomeroy to become documentaries commissioning editor. 24 Hours in Police Custody director Pomeroy (below right) will report to head of documentaries Nick Mirsky in her new post, which tasks her with greenlighting new docs for […]

Ex-ITV Studios producer joins Ten

Australia’s Network Ten has hired former ITV Studios Australia head of entertainment Hilary Innes. She will take up a currently unspecified position “a senior member of the executive production team,” reporting to chief programming officer Beverley McGarvey, the network revealed in a press release. Innes has worked on the Australian version of formats such as […]

Ex-FremantleMedia UK boss joins All3

Former FremantleMedia UK CEO Sara Geater is joining another UK-based production giant, All3Media, as COO. Since leaving FremantleMedia’s British arm in 2014 after seven years, she has taken on the chairmanship of indie body PACT, and will joins Gogglebox firm All3 with immediate effect. This comes after All3’s former COO, Jane Turton, secured the CEO […]

Paxman catches Election fever with Channel 4

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a night of programming for the upcoming UK election, which ex-BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman and comedian David Mitchell will front. The pair will lead comedy and comment-themed all-nighter Alternative Election Night, which will include special election-themed episodes of fixed-rig series Gogglebox and magazine comedy The Last Leg. Talent scheduled […]

New Chinese home for Gogglebox

Gogglebox will be made for Chinese satellite TV after All3Media and Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Group struck a deal to make a local version of the hit Studio Lambert format. The show, which films ordinary people as they are watching and reacting to the week’s television, was set up with Jiangsu Satellite TV in China, […]

Cable net GSN swats up with Man vs. Fly

GSN has ordered two original series and acquired international shortform gameshow series Man vs. Fly. The US cable net, which is owned by Sony and DirecTV, has greenlit new originals Steampunk’d and Lie Detectors. The former is billed as a skill-based competition format in which contestants must unite objects from the present and past using […]

Turton secures All3Media CEO post

Jane Turton has been confirmed as the permanent CEO of UK-based production giant All3Media. She has been leading Gogglebox owner All3 since previous chief executive Farah Ramzan-Golant’s exit last year, but her official promotion today comes after a lengthy selection process. Turton now oversees a production group of 20 prodcos, including Studio Lambert, All3Media America […]

Studio Lambert poaches BBC’s Hogg for drama

Gogglebox prodco Studio Lambert as appointed BBC drama producer Susan Hogg to lead its push into drama programming. She will be head of drama and president, scripted programming at the All3Media-backed company, which earlier this month revealed it was branching out of unscripted and reality TV. Hogg, a former head of drama at ITV Studios […]

Lambert commits to All3, plans drama unit

Stephen Lambert will remain with All3Media until at least 2020 after agreeing a new deal that will allow his prodco to enter the drama space. Tying the well-known producer down long-term is a boon for All3, which last year was acquired by Discovery Communications and Liberty Global, and comes seven years after Studio Lambert was […]

All3Media hires former Shine digital boss

The international arm of All3Media has recruited Gordon Synn as senior VP, digital and business development. Synn joins All3Media International having previously been at Shine, where he was global head of digital and home entertainment and oversaw the roll out of its direct to consumer OTT service. His departure at Shine was announced when Stingray […]