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Animal Planet joins Nile walk doc

US cable channel Animal Planet has come onboard a Channel 4 special following trekker Levison Wood’s 4,250 mile expedition along the Nile river. Animal Planet’s commitment to the two-hour Walking the Nile (WT) came as Levison took his first steps on the journey, which will take the expedition leader and photographer from the source of […]

Channel 5 uncovers Nazi death camp doc

The UK’s Channel 5 is working on a documentary about a Nazi death camp deniers claim never existed. Treblinka: Inside the Murder Factory (WT) will be one of four films that will launch on the net next month as part of a season of films on the Nazi regime. The Treblinka camp was bulldozed in […]

‘Netflix to lead new wave of UK production M&A’

Netflix is among the emerging players set to lead a new wave of consolidation in the UK production sector, a media M&A specialist has predicted. Ben Tolley, partner at Clarity Capital Partners, a technology and media advisor that aided Twofour on its merger with Boom Pictures, said the “value of distinctive content is being recognised […]

Ex-CBC exec launches company with Jamie Oliver, GroupM deals

Former CBC unscripted boss Julie Bristow has launched her own Toronto-based content creation company by scoring deals with chef Jamie Oliver and GroupM Entertainment. Bristow Global Media will produce content across all platforms specialising in consumer engagement and encouraging participation beyond television. Backed by unnamed industry experts and strategic partnerships, Bristow said BGM was the […]

Channel 5 boards train ob doc

The UK’s Channel 5 has commissioned an ob doc that will follow the working lives of staff at one of Britain’s largest train operators. First Great Western (working title) will look at daily working life of the drivers, managers, ticket inspectors, technicians and porters at the titular company. UK indie Twofour and GroupM Entertainment are […]

Channel 5 orders polygamy, amnesia docs

The UK’s Channel 5 has commissioned a trio of one-off documentaries on subjects including Britain’s only openly polygamous family and teenage amnesia. The 1x60min films are Ellie’s World (working title) and Teen Amnesia (w/t) from OR Media/GroupM Entertainment and The Man Who Ate Himself to Death from Electric Sky. Ellie’s World follows a ten year-old girl […]