MTV UK, Timberland team on two-part doc from Rumpus Media

MTV UK has teamed up with global lifestyle brand Timberland on an ad-funded documentary. The Viacom-owned channel is to air 2 x 30-minute doc Timberland Presents Nature Needs Heroes With Loyle Carner (working title), which aligns with Timberland’s largest global ad campaign ‘Nature Needs Heroes’. The doc will follow British musician Loyle Carner as he returns to […]

MTV UK commissions Reggie Yates doc

MTV UK has commissioned a doc series which will see British personality Reggie Yates tackle issues facing young people around the world today. Reggie Yates vs The World, which has been commissioned as an 8 x 60-minute series, will be co-produced by Flicker Productions and Kremplewood. In each episode the filmmaker, writer and director will […]

MTV UK to revive Cribs

Viacom’s in-house production arm Elephant House Studios is to revive classic series Cribs for MTV UK.  The new series follows the original format where popular celebrities invite viewers into their home. The 8 x 30-minute episodes, which will be produced by Viacom International Media Networks’ in-house production arm, will begin filming this spring before airing later this year […]

MTV UK greenlights Teen Mom spin-off

MTV UK is to adapt Teen Mom spin-off Young & Pregnant. Produced by True North, which adapted Teen Mom for the UK, the series is to take an earlier glimpse at parenthood, examining the complexities of a teen pregnancy. Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant will follow four young women from across the UK as they approach […]

Comedy Central hires UK development head

Comedy Central UK has hired Matt Tiller as its head of development. He will report into Louise Holmes, VP and director of programming, Comedy Central and MTV UK, having joined the channel this week. Tiller will source and develop non-scripted original commissions in the UK, and support VP and head of global production and development […]

Viacom rejigs Comedy Central, MTV management

Viacom has implemented a new management structure at Comedy Central and MTV in the UK, giving Louise Holmes (above) a new programming role across both channels. Holmes has been running programming at Comedy Central, but will take on the newly-created role of vice president, linear and multiplatform programming, which covers the comedy channel as well […]

MTV UK boss to rebrand Channel 5

MTV UK general manager Kerry Taylor has been given a new role within Viacom and tasked with rebranding Channel 5, the UK free-TV broadcaster the US media giant acquired last year. Taylor has taken the newly-created role of chief marketing officer of Viacom’s UK operations, which span Channel 5 and pay TV channels including MTV […]