Lion Television


All3Media America promotes Justin Medeiros to run production

All3Media America has promoted Justin Medeiros to EVP of production. The former SVP of production now reports to CEO Tim Pastore and oversees production for All3’s 10 LA-based companies. Medeiros oversees projects including current and upcoming series Flirty Dancing (Fox), Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back (Fox), The Hustler (ABC), Chrisley Knows Best […]

Raft of recommissions for Discovery’s Quest

Discovery has ordered new series for three of the signature fact-ent shows on its UK free-to-air channel Quest. The channel has ordered new seasons of Salvage Hunters (pictured), Supertruckers and Combat Dealers. Salvage Hunters (pictured) will be heading into its tenth season with the new 15x60mins run. The Curve Media-produced series, in which Drew Pritchard […]

360Production nabs Renegade producer

Britain-based 360Production has hired Belinda Cherrington from Renegade Pictures to become its first creative director of UK factual. Cherrington is an experienced executive producer, who among other roles launched Mentorn Media’s US development office in 2011. Her new company is a factual-focused London- and Northern Ireland-based firm that was acquired by Rare TV in 2014. […]

AMC buys All3 CEE package

AMC Networks has acquired an 80-hour package from All3Media International for its channels in central and eastern Europe. The pan-CEE deal covers a raft of content from All3Media-owned factual prodco Lion Television. Titles include China: Treasures of the Jade Empire, The Great Wall of China: The Hidden Story, Meet the Romans (pictured), Rome: Empire Without […]

Lion poaches ‘big-hitter’ from Twenty Twenty

All3Media-owned Lion Television has poached Lisa Edwards from fellow UK prodco Twenty Twenty. Edwards has taken on the new role of creative director, factual at the Horrible Histories producer. Lion managing director Richard Bradley said she was a “big hitter with a wonderful reputation in the industry”, who had a “very rare combination of proven […]

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 […]

Lion TV restructures along genre lines

All3Media-owned UK producer Lion Television has created three new post as part of restructure aimed at growing investment in staff and programme development. Donna Clark (left), Simon Welton and Bill Locke will all take on increased responsibility as part of the changes, overseeing factual, entertainment and specialist factual, respectively, while working closely with management on […]

Hazlehurst named MD at Lion Scotland

All3Media-owned Lion Scotland has promoted Lisa Hazlehurst to a new role of managing director following the departure of Andrew Snowball last week. Hazlehurst joined the Scottish arm of Lion Television in 2013, and will now run the prodco “with a view to long-term strategic growth of the business”. She had been executive producer of BBC […]

Channel 5 delves into Secret Italy, Underground Britain

Channel 5 has ordered a raft of new factual programming, including a new series about psychopaths, a new Alex Polizzi show featuring Italy and its first drama doc. The commercial broadcaster, which is in the throes of being acquired by Viacom, has commissioned six new doc series. GroupM Entertainment, the production arm of the media […]

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 […]