Magnify Media


Magnify scores first scripted format deal with YLE’s ‘Mental’

Andrea Jackson’s Magnify Media has struck its first scripted format deal, selling Mental into France Télévisions’ VOD platform Slash, with a 10 x 23-minute series set to go into production in May with delivery this Autumn. The original series is produced by It’s Alive Productions and Finland’s state broadcaster YLE. The French adaptation is a co-production from Paris-based Black Sheep Films and […]

Distribution innovation: Are distributors the new marketeers?

In a period where distributors need to be nimble and multi-skilled, serving as pseudo-commissioners, producers and development execs, there is yet another string to add to their bows: that of marketeer. In the “peak TV” era, it is no longer enough to buy, make and place content – distributors must also ensure that a programme […]

Show of the week: Fittest Family

Now in its sixth series for RTE1, the Fittest Family format is starting to gain traction in the international market. Distributor Magnify Media recently closed the first format license deal for this reality-fitness competition with Chilean network Chilevisión, owned by Turner Latin America, commissioning a local version. Fittest Family sees 12 mega-fit families compete in […]

Magnify’s Fittest Family lands in Germany

Andrea Jackson’s Magnify Media has sold reality-fitness format Fittest Family into ProSiebenSat.1. The German broadcaster has ordered a 4 x 90-minute version of the format, which was originally created for Irish broadcaster RTÉ. It will launch in a primetime slot in Germany this spring. The show will be produced by German superindie Constantin Entertainment, with whom the deal was […]

Nat Geo picks up Plimsoll’s Wild Great Britain

Nat Geo has picked up Plimsoll Productions’ Hugh Bonneville-narrated Wild Great Britain for its international channels. The broadcaster has picked up global pay-TV rights – excluding the UK and US – to the 8 x 60-minute premium wildlife series from Andrea Jackson’s Magnify Media. The deal was brokered by Magnify exec Chris Bartlett and Nat […]

Argonon appoints Magnify Media to distribute formats

Argonon International has appointed Andrea Jackson’s Magnify Media to distribute some of their formats. The deal will see Magnify Media lead Argonon International’s format sales across titles. The move arrives as Argonon searches for an international head of sales, with a wider strategy to continue to expand international business with IP at the core. CEO […]

Sat.1 breeds another Super Dog

Rescue Dog to Super Dog, the Channel 4 format from Plimsoll Productions, is headed for Sat.1 in Germany. The ProSiebenSat.1 Media-owned network has commissioned Docma TV to create a version titled Project Super Dog – Helper on Four Paws. The four-episode series, based on the Magnify Media-sold format, will see rescue dogs intensively trained to […]

Plimsoll hires ex-BBC exec as specialist factual chief

Plimsoll Productions has appointed ex-BBC’s Rachel Morgan as head of specialist factual and documentaries, with a former DRG chief also joining the expanding UK indie. Morgan (right) will focus on specialist factual and documentary programming for both the UK and international markets. Previously, she served as commissioning editor for specialist factual at UK pubcaster the […]

Singing Bee returning to old haunts

Much-travelled karaoke format The Singing Bee is heading back into Romania and Indonesia after almost a decade away from both. The deals to bring the show to Antena TV in Romania and RCTI in Indonesia comes as the resurgence of several classic gameshows continues. Antena is planning new primetime episodes for the show, which first […]