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Thunderbird rejigs as Gamble switches role

Canada-based production group Thunderbird Entertainment has a new interim CEO and co-presidents following a rejig. Executive chairman Ivan Fecan has taken on the post, with former chief executive Tim Gamble becoming vice chairman. Fecan is a former president and CEO of CTV Globemedia, which was the company formed after Bell Canada Enterprises bought Canadian commercial […]

Thunderbird buys Canuck compatriot

Canada-based TV and film producer Thunderbird has acquired fellow Canadian firm Great Pacific Media as it pushes into unscripted television. Great Pacific produces shows including Discovery Canada’s Highway Thru Hell (pictured) and the upcoming Airshow and Game of Homes. Thunderbird is best known in TV circles for its Lionsgate Entertainment joint venture Sea To Sky […]

Murphy goes one step beyond

The new general manager of Australia-based Beyond Television tells TBI about changing international perceptions of the business and why he’s targeting UK broadcasters. Michael Murphy is best known as the founder of Ireland’s Channel 6 (since bought by TV3 and rebranded 3e) and former director of programmes at TV3. He has also, since 2004, been […]

Beyond cuts US programming deals

Beyond Distribution has sealed a programming deal with Scripps Networks Interactive for content on two of its channels and a separate deal with another US cable network. SNI’s Travel Channel has picked up culinary series BBQ Crawl, the RTR Media-produced series that follows a world champion BBQ competitor as she eats her way through the […]