One Born Every Minute


One Born Every Minute spin-off set for All 4

Six of the 250-plus children born on Channel 4 factual series One Born Every Minute will watch their first seconds of life in a spin-off for digital platform All 4. I Was Born on One Born will be a short-form series featuring six children, now primary school-age, who will watch censored footage of their first […]

ITV Studios poaches Shine exec for digital

The content and distribution arm of UK broadcaster ITV has hired David Christopher as director of international commercial and digital. He joins from Endemol Shine, and takes on a newly-created role at ITV Studios. He will sit within the formats team and report to Mike Beale, executive VP of global development and formats. Christopher will […]

Ex-Dragonfly boss resurfaces at ITV Studios prodco

The former managing director of Dragonfly Film & TV, Simon Dickson, has joined an ITV Studios-owned UK producer. Dickson is joining Shiver, producer of doc Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile and the … Up doc series, to launch a new label. He will be joined by executive producer Lorraine Charker-Phillips, who is joining from […]

Buyers Briefing: Dan Korn, Discovery Networks Western Europe

Name: Dan Korn Title: Senior VP and head of programming, Discovery Networks Western Europe Discovery’s western Europe programming chief tells TBI what’s working on his pay channels, how Discovery goes about commissioning for its many channels, what types of show it is looking for and what’s coming up in terms of acquired, commissioned and in-house […]

Ob docs: obsolete or of the moment?

Rumblings that the ob doc trend is stifling creativity on both sides of the Atlantic have divided the factual programming industry. Is the genre coming to the end of its cycle, or is it simply evolving, asks Jesse Whittock The commissions of History’s Pawn Stars and American Pickers in 2009 and 2010 respectively ushered in […]

Dragonfly MD Dickson to exit

Simon Dickson is stepping down from his role as managing director of Shine Group-owned unscripted prodco Dragonfly. He is leaving the UK company next month and will be replaced by creative director Mark Raphael and COO Lucinda Hicks, who will serve as co-MDs going forward. Dickson has been with Dragonfly since April 2011, first joining […]

News brief: Discovery takes Shine’s package

Discovery Latin America has acquired a 290-hour package of new and returning programming from UK-based distributor Shine International. Discovery Latin America has picked up the finished tape for Shine Group-produced titles including One Born Every Minute, MasterChef Australia and Biggest Loser alongside third party titles such as Bar Rescue, A Chance to Dance and Great […]

Shine execs form new factual indie, ink BBCWW deal

Sanjay Singhal (pictured) and Steve Nam have created a new factual production company, Voltage TV, and agreed a sales and development deal with BBC Worldwide. Singhal and Nam previously ran Dragonfly, the UK producer owned by Shine and which counts The Hotel and One Born Every Minute among its credits. Singhal said starting the new […]