Joe McVey

BBC exec to run Objective comedy prodco

All3Media’s prodco Objective has turned to its former head of comedy, Ben Farrell, to lead its newly created comedy label. Farrell (pictured) was Objective’s head of comedy between 2012 and 2014, before leaving to become an in-house producer at UK pubcaster the BBC. He will return to lead the currently unnamed comedy prodco as chief […]

Objective recruits new execs

All3Media-owned UK prodco Objective has hired two programming execs. It has recruited Joe McVey (pictured) from Comedy Central to work in its comedy development team. Prior to a 16-month stint in a commissioning role at Comedy Central, he worked at prodcos including Roughcut, Tiger Aspect and Monkey Kingdom. Objective has also hired Kelly McGolpin who […]

Comedy Central UK lines up Impractical Jokers

Comedy Central UK has ordered a pilot of US comedy format Impractical Jokers after it dropped off the BBC Three schedule. Warner Bros. Television Production UK-owned prodco Yalli is producing the pilot. The show will closely mirror the format of the US version, which is currently Comedy Central UK’s top-performing show. Hidden camera prank show […]

Raft of exec appointments at Viacom intn’l channels

Viacom has upped several of senior channel execs at its international channels, appointing a new boss for the BET, Paramount and Spike channels, and creating a new head of acquisitions position for all of its UK channels. Michael Armstrong will continue to lead the international BET and Paramount channel efforts and oversee the launch of […]