Highway Thru Hell


Thunderbird appoints Lindsay Macadam for real-life drama push

Highway Thru Hell and Heavy Rescue: 401 producer Thunderbird Entertainment Group has appointed scripted executive Lindsay Macadam to a new role overseeing the company’s push into real-life drama. She becomes head of scripted development at Thunderbird’s factual division, Great Pacific Media, and will focus on the development of scripted TV and feature film projects that […]

In-demand charts: French factual (August 21-27, 2016)

Our latest in-demand data in association with Parrot Analytics – a special on factual programmes in France ahead of TVFI’s Le Rendez Vous French screenings next month  – throws up a startling discovery: not one locally-produced documentary makes it into the top ten most in-demand series in the European territory. In fact, French viewers are […]

Beyond targets UK content acquisitions

The new acquisitions boss at Beyond Distribution says the distributor wants more content from the UK to take to market, and also wants to add programming in new genres to the catalogue. Caitlin Meek-O’Connor became head of acquisitions at Beyond earlier this year, replacing the long-serving Yvonne Body following her retirement. Beyond was in Cannes […]

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 […]

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 […]