Nick Fraser


Nick Fraser exiting BBC for SVOD service

Long-serving BBC factual commissioner Nick Fraser is leaving the UK pubcaster to launch a new subscription VOD service. Fraser (pictured) has edited the acclaimed Storyville documentary strand since its inception 17 years ago, and been involved in more than 340 films over the course of his career. He is now joining doc-focused SVOD service Yaddo, […]

BBC spotlights Lance Armstrong pre-Tour de France

UK pubcaster the BBC has acquired Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story ahead of cycling showcase event the Tour de France later this year. The investigative journalism doc is billed as an “intimate but explosive portrait” of disgraced cyclist Armstrong, who last year admitted to conducting one of the biggest doping programmes in the […]

BBC’s Storyville to launch on iPlayer ahead of TV

The latest programmes from UK net BBC Four’s flagship documentary series Storyville will launch on VOD player iPlayer before launching on linear TV. The Modern Outlaws Season, which comprises Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, Smash And Grab: The Story Of The Pink Panthers and The Great Hip-Hop Hoax, will each premiere online on Saturday, October […]

International factual execs confirmed for Tokyo TV Forum

International documentary channel buyers and programme managers will convene in Tokyo next month after the Japanese producers’ association has confirmed it will host another edition of the Tokyo TV Forum. The TV pitching event was launched last year to highlight factual projects from the country. The second edition of the event will take place this […]