Maverick TV

All3 merges Maverick TV with Objective Media Group Scotland to create new label

All3Media has restructured operations at Embarrassing Bodies producer Maverick Television UK and Objective Media Group Scotland, with the two companies being merged to create a new label. 141 Productions will focus on factual and factual entertainment programming, and will sit within Objective Media Group (OMG). The label will be run by joint creative directors Toby Stevens, OMG’s […]

Spirit Studios hires former Maverick TV boss Alexandra Fraser as advisor

Channel 4-backed UK indie Spirit Studios has appointed Alexandra Fraser, former joint CEO of Maverick TV, to the newly created role of creative & board advisor. In her new role, Fraser has a long-term remit to help the company grow and achieve its creative, strategic and commercial ambitions. Spirit Studios’ original programming includes The Stand Up […]

Why a Covid-fuelled podcast boom is set to last

Josh Adley, director of commercial & client relations at UK podcast studio Listen, explains how TV producers and broadcasters can make the most of a move into the podcast space. At the start of the pandemic, there was a noticeable shift in mindset from TV companies – podcasts shot up their list of priorities. Productions had […]

All3’s Maverick TV hires ‘Operation Ouch!’ exec Romily Menzies for kids factual

All3Media’s Maverick TV has appointed Operation Ouch! exec Romily Menzies to lead the UK production firm’s children’s factual brands. Menzies becomes exec producer at Maverick, with a remit to lead and develop the company’s children’s factual brands. She will also remain executive producer of Operation Ouch! for the UK’s CBBC. The Bafta-winning series has been […]

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 […]

Expectation nabs Maverick TV exec to head factual development

Expectation Factual has appointed Maverick TV’s Emily Dollman to a newly-created head of development role. Dollman joins Colin Barr and Amy Flanagan’s factual team from Maverick TV, where as head of development for three years she was responsible for titles such as Inside the Ritz for ITV and Escape for Channel 4. The exec’s production experience […]

Ex-BBC, Warner exec to lead Maverick USA

Former BBC and Warner Bros. John Hesling has been appointed president of All3Media America prodco Maverick TV USA. Hesling was most recently senior VP of programming at Warner Bros. Television’s Shed Media, overseeing creative output. Based out of LA, Hesling will oversee development and production of new shows for the US market, while attempting to […]

Seven’s UK JV prodco staffs up

Recently-launched producer 7 Wonder has made its first hires, recruiting a factual boss from BSkyB and a head of development. It has hired Chris Wilson as head of popular factual and Mish Mayer for the development role. The London-based prodco is a joint venture between Australian free-to-air broadcaster Seven Network and former Maverick TV execs […]

Sky 1 adds trio of 8pm formats

UK pay TV channel Sky 1 HD has commissioned a trio of factual and factual entertainment formats for its key primetime 8pm slot. Last week, TBI revealed Sky 1 had commissioned Thai format The Fanatic for the slot, which channel director Adam MacDonald (pictured) has made a priority since taking up the post. As expected, […]

Discovery, Liberty set for $933m All3Media takeover

Discovery Communications and Liberty Global have reportedly paired up to acquire UK production powerhouse All3Media for around £550 million (US$933 million). Discovery and Liberty, which are both backed by US cable TV mogul John Malone, are due to formally announce the deal tomorrow, according to Sky News, which broke the news this morning. It is […]