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Sky hires non-scripted trio

UK-based satcaster Sky has hired a trio of commissioners to work across its non-scripted programming arm. Shirley Jones is one hire at the non-scripted division run by Celia Taylor (pictured), with Bill Hobbins joining from All3Media-owned Lion Television and Oxford Film & Television’s head of special projects James Quinn. Sky has been hunting new execs […]

Discovery’s Phil Craig unveils first slate

Discovery Networks International’s new executive vice president and chief creative officer Phil Craig has announced a five-strong slate of shows for its international nets. Two of the new shows hail from prodcos in the Discovery co-owned All3Media stable. The slate is also notable for including DNI’s first big natural history commission, Life of Dogs. The […]

Disney EMEA readies Evermoor Chronicles

The Walt Disney Company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa arm has commissioned a full season spin-off for its live-action miniseries Evermoor. The Evermoor Chronicles will see actors such as George Sear (Friday Download), Jordan Loughran (Dixi) and Georgia Lock (Sadie J) reprising their roles as part of a 20x22mins series from All3Media-owned UK prodco Lime […]

Discovery, Liberty will ‘build on’ All3Media acquisition

Discovery and Liberty Global are expected to buy additional content companies and assets to build up producer and distributor All3Media. DLG Acquisitions, a holding company created by Discovery and Liberty Global, has struck a deal to acquire All3Media that just needs regulatory approval. Credit analysts Moody’s said it expects the acquiring companies to add to […]

All3Media posts profit ahead of takeover

All3Media Holdings, the parent company that houses All3Media and its production companies, posted turnover of £507.6 million and EBITA of £60.5 million for the year to August 31, 2013. This compares with with £473 million and £64.1 million the previous year. All3 said the earnings figure reflected investments in digital producer Little Dot Studios and […]

Discovery, Liberty set for $933m All3Media takeover

Discovery Communications and Liberty Global have reportedly paired up to acquire UK production powerhouse All3Media for around £550 million (US$933 million). Discovery and Liberty, which are both backed by US cable TV mogul John Malone, are due to formally announce the deal tomorrow, according to Sky News, which broke the news this morning. It is […]

Lime Pictures producing drama for Disney Channels globally

Disney Channels EMEA and Disney Channel US have co-commissioned UK indie Lime Pictures to produce a multi-part live action series that will premiere in 160 territories worldwide. Evermoor will be produced in the UK and represents the first time a longform live-action series produced in Britain will air on Disney Channel in the US. All3Media-owned […]

All3Media launches US prodco with ex-Ryan Seacrest exec

All3Media has hooked up with former Ryan Seacrest Productions unscripted programming chief Heather Schuster to launch an LA-based unscripted formats business. Schuster has become CEO of Morocco Junction Entertainment, which will focus on unscripted formats for broadcast and cable channels with a global edge. She her exited her role as senior VP of development and […]

Channel 4 renews raft of comedies

British broadcaster Channel 4 has recommissioned a number of its hit comedies including Fresh Meat and Phone Shop. The ad supported commercial network has renewed both series for third seasons. Lime Pictures-produced Fresh Meat airs on the main Channel 4 network, while Phone Shop, which is produced by Talkback Thames, airs on digital channel E4. […]