High Noon

ITV’s High Noon promotes five

US unscripted prodco High Noon has upped a raft of its execs. The ITV-owned prodco, which makes long-running TLC series Cake Boss, has promoted Scott Feeley to senior VP, programming and development, and Jon Khoshafian to vice president, creative and business affairs. Feeley now oversees both development and current programming, with a mandate to work up new […]

Discovery Intn’l takes a slice of Cake Boss

Discovery Networks International has come on board Cake Boss, partnering with Discovery’s US net TLC for the two-season order. The reality series follows larger-than-life baker Buddy Valastro as he oversees his family baking business. The new seasons of the show will be made by ITV-owned US prodco High Noon and Valastro’s Cakehouse Media. They will […]

ITV’s High Noon hires Fox exec

ITV Studios-owned US prodco High Noon has recruited Jill Schwartz as its senior VP, development. Schwartz was previously SVP of alternative at Fox Television Studios, running unscripted development and programming. Her credits while at Fox include The Girls Next Door, Kendra and Holly’s World, which were all for cable net E! Prior to Fox TV Studios, […]

ITV remains a takeover target, say analysts

ITV will remain a takeover target and speculation about a sale will drive its share price ahead of any deal for the UK commercial broadcaster, according to analysts. In the wake of interim results reported this week, investment bank Credit Suisse issued a note on ITV in which it said the broadcaster’s performance was solid, […]

Shed staffs up for US reality

Warner Bros.-owned Shed Media has hired two new programming executives as it seeks to ramp up its reality programming activity in the US. Dan Snook (above) joins Shed Media US from Firecracker Films where he was senior VP, development, working on shows including Gypsy Sisters for Lifetime and Zombie Apocalypse for Discovery. At Shed he […]