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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 […]

UK’s Channel 4 returns to Chatsworth House

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a new series abouts the British stately home Chatsworth House, for its More 4 channel. The six-part series from ITN Productions has the working title of Chatsworth House and will follow on from last year’s one-off Christmas At Chatsworth House. Filmed throughout 2020, the series will provide unprecedented access […]

‘History 101’ prodco ITN promotes Ian Rumsey to become MD

UK-based ITN Productions has promoted Ian Rumsey to MD of television at the History 101 producer. Rumsey, who has been director of TV production since 2018, will have an expanded role that will see ITN Productions News and Archive teams, headed up by Tami Hoffman, reporting directly to him. He will continue to lead the […]

UK’s ITV orders comedy panel show as part of Black History Month slate

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has unveiled plans to mark Black History Month with specially commissioned new shows throughout October. ITV said the slate would “celebrate the contribution of black people to television, comedy, history and our wider culture”, with new shows including a four-part comedy panel show that tests and teases players’ and audiences knowledge […]

News round-up: Hulu, BBC3 and Delevigne set course for ‘Planet Sex’; ‘Sweet Diva’ goes global; Channel 5 bulks up history slate

Hulu and BBC3 set course for ‘Planet Sex’ with Cara Delevigne US streamer Hulu and UK channel BBC Three have jointly commissioned a new documentary exploring human sexuality from Fremantle-owned Naked, to be hosted and co-created by actor and singer Cara Delevingne. The six-part series, which has the working title Planet Sex, will see Delevingne […]

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