Jon Farrar

Scaling new heights

Rebooting scripted series has become big business, but it remains a flawed science. Stephen Arnell questions why there is such an attraction to remakes and explores what makes a TV hit – or turns it into a flop It’s not hard to work out the reasoning behind the ongoing stream of rebooted and revived scripted […]

Buyers briefing: Jon Farrar, BBC Worldwide

Name: Jon Farrar Title: Senior VP, global programming and acquisitions Jon Farrar oversees the programming and acquisitions strategy for BBC Worldwide’s new channel brands, BBC Brit, BBC Earth and BBC First. The executive has had two spells with the BBC’s commercial arm, and has also worked in programming at Viacom and NBCUniversal. Here he outlines […]

BBC buys into Nordic cooking trend

BBC Worldwide has acquired a local cooking series for several of its international channels. Tareq Taylor’s Nordic Cookery will bow on the BBC Lifestyle channel in the Nordic region before being shown on its counterparts in Poland, the Middle East and Africa. The 8x30mins series, fronted by the eponymous Swedish chef, will debut on the […]