Objective Productions


Objective founder exits All3Media prodco

Michael Vine is leaving Objective Productions, the UK comedy and entertainment producer he cofounded in 1996. Vine started the London-based prodco in 1996 with Andrew O’Connor and it is owned by All3Media after the super-indie acquired the business in 2007. The prodco’s credits include hit Channel 4 comedies Peep Show and Fresh Meat as well […]

All3Media posts profit ahead of takeover

All3Media Holdings, the parent company that houses All3Media and its production companies, posted turnover of £507.6 million and EBITA of £60.5 million for the year to August 31, 2013. This compares with with £473 million and £64.1 million the previous year. All3 said the earnings figure reflected investments in digital producer Little Dot Studios and […]

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 […]

New drama hub for UK’s Manchester as tax breaks kick in

The UK city of Manchester is continuing its push into media production by opening a new 360,000 sq. ft. drama hub designed to take advantage of the new British tax credit system. The site will complement The Sharp Project’s existing drama studios in Gorton, Greater Manchester, where shows including Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat, Sky […]

News brief: Nutopia hires Love’s head of development

Jane Root’s prodco Nutopia has hired Simon McKeown from The Great British Bake Off producer Love Productions. McKeown will take on the same role at Nutopia, which is behind doc series such as America: The Story of US, The British, Mankind: The Story of All of Us and We Invented the World. McKeown’s CV includes […]

Sky Vision sells 100 hours into CEE

UK-based distributor Sky Vision has sealed a raft of sales with broadcasters across Europe as the NATPE market in Budapest kicks off. The biggest single deal is with Russia’s first IPTV service Stream, which has taken a 72-hour package that includes fishing series from indie producer Wildwise Catching the Impossible and Passion for Angling. Pan-regional […]

Channel 4 hires Objective’s Phil Clarke as head of comedy

British broadcaster Channel 4 has hired Objective Productions exec Phil Clarke as head of comedy. Clarke has been responsible for a raft of successful British comedies including the first season of Peep Show, Fresh Meat, Bo Selecta and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He was previously head of comedy and entertainment at Objective Productions, which is […]