Pat Younge

Sky, ex-DNI boss buy into Sugar Films

European paycaster Sky and former Discovery Networks International CEO and president Mark Hollinger have bought stakes in UK production outfit Sugar Films. It is the first major industry news regarding Hollinger since he left Discovery’s international arm more than two years ago. He will become Sugar’s chairman as part of his investment into the company. […]

Pat Younge resurfaces with Sugar Films

Ex-BBC programming boss Pat Younge has launched his own media company alongside former Channel 4 executives Narinder Minhas and Lucy Pilkington. Younge, who exited his post as chief creative officer at BBC in-house unit BBC Productions in July 2013, will be managing director. He is well-known internationally for turning around US cable channel Travel Channel […]

Freeland grabs top BBC in-house production role

The BBC’s controller of comedy production Mark Freeland has been promoted to a new role overseeing in-house production for drama, entertainment and comedy. Freeland in part replaces the departing BBC chief creative officer Pat Younge, with Natalie Humphreys recently appointed controller, factual production, to take on Younge’s other previous duties at the UK pubcaster. In […]

Pat Younge resigns from BBC Production post

BBC Productions’ chief creative officer Pat Younge has resigned from his position, citing the new commissioning and production structure at BBC Television as the cause of his departure. Younge said that while he “fully” supported the BBC’s new ‘genre-based’ process and could “already see an improved creative relationship between commissioning and production,” the changes had […]