Remarkable Television

Channel 4 renews Deal or No Deal

Channel 4 has renewed a deal for Deal or No Deal, meaning the quiz will be on the UK commercial broadcaster until at least end-2015. The show is produced by Endemol’s Remarkable Television, which will make 288 new episodes for Channel 4 under the terms of the new deal. The agreement takes the quiz into […]

Million Pound Drop app reaches download milestone

UK terrestrial network Channel 4 has notched up more than three million downloads of The Million Pound Drop mobile app since its launch in 2012. The network said that the figure marked a “massive landmark” for the gameshow play-along app, which is available to download on iOS and Android. “We’re really pleased that the show […]

News brief: More Pointless for BBC One

UK broadcaster BBC One has commissioned more than 200 more episodes of Remarkable Television-produced gameshow Pointless. The deal comprises three seasons for BBC Daytime, with 24 episodes being primetime Saturday night Pointless Celebrity shows. Once broadcast, the new seasons will mean Pointless has been running in the UK for 13 seasons. The general knowledge show […]

ITV orders Ejector Seat gameshow

UK commercial broadcaster has ordered Ejector Seat, a new teatime quiz show from Endemol’s Remarkable Television. The series will be hosted by British presenter Andi Peters. The format sees six players take their place in one of six imposing Ejector Seats – each at the top of a track that leads back toward ‘the edge’. […]

Endemol prodco poaches BBC factual pair

Endemol-owned doc specialist Tigress Productions has hired a pair of BBC factual execs as it moves into features and factual entertainment for the first time. Pete Lawrence will next year become Tigress’s creative director, while Claire Urquhart has alresdy joined as head of development. Lawrence is currently head of BBC Features Productions and Urquhart was […]

Initial MD promotion sparks reshuffle at Endemol UK

The managing director of Initial has been promoted to commercial director of the Big Brother producer’s parent, Endemol UK, a move that sparks a new reshuffle. Laurence Jones has been Initial’s MD since 2002 but now takes up the new UK-wide post. He will be replaced by Initial’s creative director Nick Samwell-Smith (pictured left, with […]

Endemol UK promotes Remarkable boss to creative role

Endemol’s UK business has promoted David Flynn to become its chief creative officer. Currently Endemol-owned Remarkable Television’s joint managing director and co-chair of its UK Digital Board, will now oversee creativity across the Endemol UK group. As a result, Endemol UK’s controller, entertainment and formats, Nick Mather has taken Flynn’s role at Remarkable, where he […]

Remarkable wins C4 commission for Undo Me

Endemol-owned UK producer Remarkable Television will make new fact-ent series Undo Me, in which Katie Piper helps people come to terms with terrible beauty decisions. Piper is the model-turned-presenter left scarred in an acid attack. In the new show she will hear stories from people who have made bad beauty decisions and are desperate to […]

BBC One orders 183 episodes of Pointless

British public broadcaster BBC One has renewed gameshow Pointless for 183 new episodes after striking a deal with Endemol-owned Remarkable Television. The deal includes three series for BBC Daytime and one series for its Saturday night spin-off Pointless Celebrities. The show originally launched on BBC Two in 2009 before switching to BBC One in 2011. […]