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Sky hires Arrow Pictures alum Poppy Dixon to head factual

Comcast-owned UK satcaster Sky has appointed former Arrow Pictures and Raw TV exec Poppy Dixon to the newly created role of director of documentaries and factual commissioning and announced the launch of two new factual channels, which will fall under her purview. Sky Documentaries will “be the home of world class, real life stories” while […]

Show of the week: ‘Meat: A Threat To Our Planet’

A one-hour special that caused controversy in the UK when it debuted on BBC One late last year, this show is from acclaimed producer Raw TV and follows on from 2018’s award-winning documentary Drowning In Plastic, which was also from animal biologist and meat-eater Liz Bonnin. Her latest show takes viewers from cattle farms in […]

Ink Factory recruits Raw’s Katherine Butler as creative director

Night Manager producer The Ink Factory has hired Raw exec and American Animals producer Katherine Butler as creative director. Butler most recently served as scripted creative director for Raw, and she is also the former Film4 deputy head of film. She is to oversee the studio’s film and television slate globally, which includes managing the […]

Raw TV scores first Netflix commission as it grows US team with Felicity Morris

Three Identical Strangers producer Raw TV has scored its first Netflix commission with a documentary series on a cat killer spurred on by Internet notoriety. The series Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer centres on a mysterious man who posts videos online of himself torturing and killing kittens and cats. The film follows […]

Raw TV reels in Studio Lambert exec for scripted

All3Media-owned producer Raw TV has appointed an exec producer from sibling prodco Studio Lambert to work across its scripted output. Sara Murray (pictured) takes the newly created role of head of scripted TV at Raw, having most recently been an exec producer on Amazon and Virgin Media drama The Feed while at fellow All3 prodco […]

Raw builds US executive team

Discovery Communications-owned Raw TV has promoted Adam Hawkins to executive VP of US television as the firm builds out its American production business. Hawkins was previously the UK prodco’s senior VP, development. He will now work alongside EVP, US factual Sam Maynard and SVP and executive producer James Bates to grow the business Stateside. Raw’s […]

Raw drama exec joins Wiffen’s prodco

Miriam Brent is joining former FremantleMedia drama chief Donna Wiffen’s prodco, Duchess Street Productions. Brent is leaving her post as development editor at Raw TV to become script executive at Duchess Street. She officially begins today and will work alongside development producer Jo Roderick at the Bob & Co.-backed firm, which ex-Fremantle head of worldwide […]

O’Neill gets global Discovery role, All3 board seat

Eileen O’Neill has been promoted to global group president of Discovery Studios, and is set join All3Media’s board as a reult. This hands her control of Discovery Communications’ worldwide production arm, its international producers Raw TV and Betty, and in-house production divisions. O’Neill was previously group president of Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Velocity. To […]

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 […]

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 […]