Made in Chelsea


Keshet poaches BBC exec for unscripted

Keshet UK has poached David Williams from the BBC’s entertainment arm to become its first creative director, non-scripted. Williams will join the UK arm of Israel’s Keshet International in July after four years as creative director of BBC Entertainment North. He was also a commissioning editor for entertainment at Channel 4, where he greenlit Made […]

NBCU preps SVOD reality service in UK, Eire, Oz

NBCUniversal is launching a reality-themed direct-to-consumer OTT service called hayu featuring over 3,000 episodes of its stable of reality shows. TBI’s sister title DTVE broke the news this morning. The service will feature NBCU staples such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Made in Chelsea, The Real Housewives… and The Millionaire Matchmaker. It will be […]

Walking Dead, Made in Chelsea ‘key to music discovery’

Television is becoming the key driver in digital music discovery, according to new stats from song recognition firm Shazam. The company, which has been moving further into television apps in the past few years, said that TV advertising and TV programming were the top drivers in music discovery. Shazam allows users to identify tracks by […]

Comment: How social media is influencing reality development

Love it or hate it, reality TV has firmly cemented its place within pop culture, becoming a firm favourite with audiences and content creators around the world – spanning all ages and demographics. In the UK, whether it’s Geordie Shore, Big Brother or Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, reality has proved to be one of the […]

New hire for NBCU’s Monkey

NBCUniversal-owned Monkey Kingdom has recruited a new executive producer, Ollie Brack, from FremantleMedia’s UK prodco Talkback. Brack will work across UK-based producer Monkey’s entertainment and alternative formats for the US and UK markets. NBCU said he will play an instrumental role in creating talent-led shows along the lines of NBCU’s shows with Girls Aloud, Charlotte […]

NBCU hires Fever development boss

The former head of development at UK indie Fever Media has joined his old boss David Mortimer at NBCUniversal International’s television production division. TBI has learned that Jack Burgess has joined NBCUI Television Production. The move reunites him with Mortimer, who in April exited Fever – the company he launched in 2006 with the late Richard […]