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UK’s Channel 5 explores universe & married life in doc-heavy slate

Paramount-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has unveiled a slate of upcoming new commissions and returning shows across scripted and unscripted, launching in the coming year. Announced by CCO Ben Frow at the Channel 5 Upfront in London on Wednesday evening, the factual titles include the 3 x 60-minute Tim Peake: Secrets of Our Universe, from […]

TF1, RTL, & Seven among 77 global buyers of ‘Harry: The Interview’

TF1 in France, RTL in Germany, Seven Network in Australia and Globo in Brazil are among buyers in 77 countries that have picked up ITN Productions’ Harry: The Interview. The 90-minute show, which debuted on ITV1 and ITVX in the UK on Sunday, has been sold by ITV Studios around the world, with Discovery in […]

‘The Next Jamie Vardy’ prodco Zig Zag hires Naked & ITN alums

Danny Fenton’s UK prodco Zig Zag has added execs from Naked and ITN Productions to lead its production and development efforts. Sarah McQueen joins The Next Jamie Vardy firm as head of production, replacing Wendi Rose who landed at All3Media-owned Lime Pictures in January. McQueen previously worked at Fremantle duo Naked and TalkBack Thames during her […]

Brown Bob hires ITN exec to head production

UK factual indie Brown Bob Productions has appointed Daniel Bankover as head of production. He will take over responsibility for day to day production from Nicki Gottlieb and joins the company’s senior management team where he will work closely with Gottlieb, joint co-founder and CEO Jacqueline Hewer and Rob Dersley who was recently promoted from […]

UK’s C5 expands factual offer with four historical series commissions

ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 is ramping up its history programming with four new specialist factual series. Tsunami (3 x 60 minutes) is from UK prodco Voltage and will explain how one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded gave rise to the deadliest tsunami in history, with each episode tracking the course of its devastating impact […]

Discovery+ orders GameStop doc & signs 250+-hour All3Media content deal

Factual streamer Discovery+ has ordered a fast turnaround documentary about the recent Gamestop share price scandal, with Jordan Belfort, the inspiration for the Martin Scorsese film The Wolf Of Wall Street, attached to host. The UK’s ITN Productions is producing the one-off programme, which has a working title of GameStop: The Wall Street Hijack and […]

‘Slow Horses’ prodco See-Saw names TV chief & hires Film4, ITN & Sheridans trio

See-Saw Films, the UK- and Australia-based producer behind Apple TV+’s Slow Horses and BBC drama The North Water, has rejigged its senior management following the exits of TV chiefs Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta last month. Simon Gillis has now been named COO across the company’s operations, reporting to See-Saw’s joint MDs Iain Canning and Emile […]

News round-up: TVN snags Fremantle’s ‘kindness’ format; Eccho sells ‘Legacy’; Can’t Stop’s ‘Pharaohs’ travel

TVN takes Fremantle’s Great Giveback Poland’s TVN has ordered a local version of a reality format originally created by Motive Television in Ireland, with Fremantle selling globally. The Great Giveback, which launched on Virgin Media One in Ireland earlier this year, sees successful and well-off families connecting with those less fortunate in their community. They […]

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