Rare Television

Rare hires Pioneer creative director

Fledgling consolidator Rare Television has hired UK indie Pioneer Productions’ creative director Ailsa Orr. She will be head of creative and international strategy at Rare’s factual subsidiary 360 Production, whose current creative chief, John Farren will move on to an advisory position. Orr is also a former head of programmes at BBC Northern Ireland. “I […]

Rare Television buys UK indie Screenchannel

UK production group Rare Television has acquired indie prodco Screenchannel Television. Screenchannel was launched in 2009 by Peter Lowe, a former BBC executive producer and controller at Carlton Television, and Emma Barker, a former commissioning editor and controller at ITV. Its key credits are fact-ent series The Sheriffs Are Coming, Oxford Street Revealed and Fake […]

New UK factual group buys 360Production, plans acquisitions

A new British production group whose top executives include former Red Arrow UK and RHI Entertainment boss Joel Denton and Ingenious Ventures co-founder Antony Fraser has acquired Impossible Pictures’ 360Production. Rare Television has launched with financial backing from Forward Private Equity and Bob & Co, a London-based boutique media services and advisory firm. It has […]