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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 […]

All3Media’s Lion TV hires creative director and factual chief

All3Media-backed UK producer Lion TV has hired a creative director and a head of factual. Emma Morgan replaces Lisa Edwards, who left at the start of the year to take up the same role at Studio Ramsay, while Tom Watt-Smith has been hired to head up factual Morgan was most recently at Firecracker Films, where […]

All3Media puts Lion TV into Lime Pictures with Shahana Meer exiting

Discovery and Liberty Global-backed All3Media is moving Lion TV into Lime Pictures, with one of the former company’s managing directors exiting as a result. Factual prodco Lion TV, which is behind Homes Under The Hammer, Horrible Histories and Cash Cab, will sit as an independent company under Lime, with managing director Shahana Meer leaving to […]

US writers guild secures Lion TV agreement

The Writers Guild of America East has secured a new three-year contract with the US arm of All3Media-owned unscripted prodco Lion TV. The contract includes significant increases in minimum pay rates, a short wait for freelancers to be eligible for health benefits and provision to clarify the start of paid time on field production days. […]

Leftfield launches OTT-focused prodco

US unscripted group Leftfield Entertainment has launched a production subsidiary that will focus on “smart and authentic” programming for TV channels and OTT platforms. Former Optomen Television exec Stephanie Angelides will lead Riot Creative as president. The prodco will have what’s is described as an “increased focus” on digital programming. Leftfield launched a similar venture, Loud […]

Outgoing boss announces new BBC Three series

UK digital youth-skewed channel BBC Three has ordered three new formats. From the BBC’s own production department there will be a 6x30mins variety show, Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment, in which the titular host will explore weighty issues and set the world to rights. Lion TV is making dating show Sexy Beasts. It was piloted earlier […]

Kids TV seriously

Today’s kids have an endless array of entertainment choices. From Disney, Nickelodeon and Turner Broadcasting TV channels to films, music videos, social media and console & casual gaming, there’s enough compelling content out there to occupy them 24/7. Is there a place for factual programmes in that mix? Andy Fry investigates The overwhelming majority of […]