Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

Realscreen analysis: is TV ready to play happy families?

As the values of the understated Obamas make way for those of the ostentatious Trumps, we can expect to see a different kind of American family represented on screen, writes Keri Lewis Brown of K7 Media. This shift coincides with numerous popular TV families either reaching the end of the road, or hitting media saturation […]

Endemol Shine US prodco restructures

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo prodco Authentic Entertainment has restructured. Company CEO Lauren Lexton has renewed her contract at the Endemol Shine North America-owned prodco following the exit of company co-founder Tom Rogan last month, sparking a round of exec changes and promotions. Michael Bouson becomes COO under the new structure and Doug Mirabello senior […]

Co-founder exiting Honey Boo Boo prodco

Tom Rogan is leaving US producer Authentic Entertainment 15 years after co-founding it with Lauren Lexton. Authentic is part of Endemol Shine North America, after Endemol USA acquired the prodco in 2010 in a deal reportedly worth around US$60 million. While Rogan is leaving, Lexton has signed a new contract to remain as CEO of […]

Discovery launching TLC in Middle East, North Africa

The international division of Discovery is launching its TLC HD channel in the MENA region, sealing a carriage deal with OSN. The pay TV platform will exclusively carry the female-skewing channel on its service. The channel will be programmed with international and US TLC content as well as showcasing content from Discovery’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey […]

TLC to launch in the UK

Discovery Networks is to launch its female-oriented lifestyle channel TLC in the UK and Ireland at the end of April. The channel will be carried by BSkyB and cable operator Virgin Media, as well as BT Vision and TalkTalk’s YouView platform. TLC will also be available in HD on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms […]