Lord Waheed Alli


Banijay buys Survivor prodco Castaway

Banijay has acquired Survivor prodco Castaway Television, TBI can reveal. Castaway owners Charlie Parsons, Lord Waheed Alli and Bob Geldof have sold the company and format to France-based Banijay, and Banijay Rights will be selling it internationally once the deal closes, TBI has learned. Contacted this morning, Castaway confirmed the news. “We have had an […]

Brexit could be ‘global opportunity’ for kids TV

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union could hand a “global opportunity” to kids content companies, according to a number of senior executives. The UK children’s television business was thrown into uncertainty by the unexpected Brexit result, which will see the UK leave the EU at an unspecified point in the future. While some […]

Silvergate Media hires Marsh to launch sales arm

Octonauts brand owner Silvergate Media has hired former Chorion and France Televisions exec Geraint Marsh to head a new distribution division. Marsh is well known to Silvergate founder Lord Waheed Alli having worked under him at Chorion, which shed most of its brands as part of an assets sale in 2012. The new distribution arm […]