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Kids round-up: BFI reveals new slate; Keith Chapman takes ‘Camp Furly’ to market; UK’s C5 expands Milkshake!

New BFI-funded children’s slate announced Twelve new productions for young audiences have been commissioned in the UK thanks to the British Film Institute (BFI)-funded Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF). This new slate of series and specials includes commissions for broadcasters Channel 4, E4, Channel 5’s Milkshake!, CITV and S4C, and follows the initial nine projects announced […]

Sky Arts orders Elvis show from fledgling indie

UK pay TV channel Sky Arts has ordered The Seven Ages of Elvis, the debut programme from David Upshal’s new indie, Fireball TV. The 1x90mins doc will follow the entire life of the later singer and actor Elvis Presley, who died 40 years ago. Fireball is producing in association with distributor and co-financier Raydar Media. […]

Raydar calls on Ahlefeldt for acquistions

Raydar Media has recruited 3DD cofounder for acquisitions and coproductions in Australasia and Asia Pacific. Von Ahlefeldt will oversee factual acquisitions as an executive consultant through her own company Secret Sauce. Ahlefeldt has headed up SBS TV’s distribution arm in Australia and was a cofounder of UK independent producer and distributor 3DD Entertainment. The partnership with […]

Raydar to expose Extreme UK to int’l buyers

UK-based indie distributor Raydar Media’s MIPTV slate includes the latest instalment of the BBC’s Extreme Reggie Yates: Extreme UK follows Yates, a UK presenter, as he scrutinises intense and extreme elements of British society such homophobia in the black British community, and young men with oft-deadly obsessions with their looks. The 2x60mins programme comes from […]

MIPTV 2014: Raydar investigates Agatha Christie formats deals

Raydar Media has acquired foreigh-language TV format distribution rights to the Agatha Christie library from Acorn Productions. Though ITV Studios Global Entertainment continues to shift large quantities of the Poirot and Miss Marple finished shows to broadcasters around the world, there have been few foreign-language format remakes of Christie-created characters. Raydar ­– Alison Rayson’s boutique […]

Raydar searches for My Bleeping Life partners

Former Target boss Alison Rayson and ex-Nickelodeon UK chief Debbie McDonald will be at MIPJunior tomorrow to launch teen comedy My Bleeping Life. Rayson’s Raydar Media, which she operates with DLT Entertainment, is taking the comedy to Cannes in search of pre-sale partners. She will be attending MIPCOM with her sales joint venture DLT/Raydar, which […]

MIPTV News: DLT/Raydar Rights preps first slate

Alison Rayson and Don Taffner Jr.’s fledgling distributor is heading to MIPTV with a slate spanning drama, gameshows and kids programming. Indie distributor DLT/Raydar Rights was created last year through the merger of the sales arm of Taffner Jr.’s DLT Entertainment and former Target executive Rayson’s Raydar Media. Its first full slate will be unveiled […]