Hilary Rosen

UKTV extends ‘Inside’ franchise with Brown Bob

UKTV has commissioned Brown Bob Productions for 20-part fixed rig series Inside The Operating Theatre. The show is the latest installment in the producer’s Inside The… franchise, which includes Inside The Ambulance and Inside The Vets. It is to air on UKTV’s W channel, and focuses on the day surgery unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital […]

UKTV restructures acquisitions & channels teams

British channels group UKTV has created five channel director posts in a restructure that looks to have knock-on effects for some key executives. Emma Ayech, Luke Hales, Gerald Casey, Adam Collings and Vicky Walker all get promotions in the rejig, effective immediately, and UKTV say the changes are reflective of a major increase in investment […]

UKTV gets Unspun with political comedy

British multichannel broadcaster UKTV has commissioned a 6x60mins political comedy for its Dave network. Unspun with Matt Forde is billed as an “up-to-date, fearless weekly satirical show” that features reactions to the news agenda. “I’m simultaneously horrified and entertained by the state of British politics so I can’t wait to start making Unspun,” said Forde, […]

UKTV adds ex-BBC comedy commissioner

UK broadcaster UKTV has hired former BBC comedy commissioner Simon Lupton to become its commissioning editor, entertainment, as part of a push into scripted. His appointment comes after Richard Watsham was promoted to director of commissioning following Jane Rogerson’s exit last year. Luton will report into Watsham, who is charged with increasing the BBC Worldwide […]

UKTV hires commissioning pair, expands division

UK multichannel broadcaster UKTV has added a pair of commissioning editors following what it describes as its “most successful 12 months ever”. Former Endemol executive Iain Colye and BBC senior executive producer Hilary Rosen have joined the broadcaster, which has been increasing its commissioning spend over the past few years under director of commissioning Jane […]