RDF Television

China’s Tencent to adapt ‘The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds’

Streaming giant Tencent has struck a deal that will see The Secret Life Of 4 Year Olds remade in China. The format was originally produced by RDF Television for Channel 4 and is being adapted into an 8 x 45 minute show in China via local producers Houghton Street Media. The deal was struck by […]

News round-up: Sky extends ‘Bulletproof’, orders AI game; Spain secures more Turkish drama; Indian remake for Israel YA drama

Sky extends Bulletproof, orders AI game version Sky has ordered a three-part special based on its Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters-fronted drama Bulletproof, with an “immersive” game powered by artifical intelligence (AI) also in the works. UK-based Vertigo Films is producing the three-part special, which will air on Sky One and its on demand service […]

UKTV plots AFP stunt series

UK multichannel operator UKTV has commissioned a 12x30mins series in which a pair of daredevils plot stunts in different parts of Britain. Sports lifestyle content group Factory Media, which hired ex-Bullseye TV exec Dee Smith to lead a push into TV, is to produce the advertiser-funded show, The Unbreakables. Fashion watch brand G-SHOCK and branded […]

ITV reveals My Garden Nightmare

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned Zodiak Media-owned RDF Television to produce a 1x60mins documentary looking into garden disasters. My Garden Nightmare (WT) will “reveal the extraordinary and surprising array of nightmares we can suffer in our own backyards”. Zodiak Rights has taken on the show for international distribution. ITV has also greenlit RDF to produce […]

TV3, RDF are Sitting on a Fortune

Ireland’s TV3 is coproducing its latest gameshow, Sitting on a Fortune, with Zodiak Media-owned UK prodco RDF Television. The 10x60mins series is billed as a “high-pressure, physical game show” filmed at a Dublin studio in which couple take turns to sprint to a games area and take on tough puzzles. While the contestants are away […]

RDF makes factual appointments, wins BBC commissions

UK producer RDF Television has appointed new heads of factual entertainment and popular factual and won a trio of commissions from UK public broadcaster the BBC. Dan Barraclough has been appointed head of factual entertainment filling a role vacated by Tayte Simpson who left RDF earlier this year to head up factual development at Mentorn. […]

Joely Fether to exit Zodiak UK

Joely Fether, Zodiak Media’s UK and Benelux CEO, is exiting the company. The move triggers changes at the very top of the superindie. The long-serving Fether will step down in May, with Zodiak’s group CEO David Frank assuming her responsibilities and overseeing the company’s UK, Netherland and Belgium-based indies, which include The Inbetweeners producer Bwark, […]