Richard McKerrow

Channel 4 snatches Bake Off from BBC

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has poached the UK’s highest rating show, The Great British Bake Off, snatching the rights from the BBC. The commercial pubcaster has pulled off the coup after drawn-out negotiations between producer Love Productions and the BBC broke down over renewal pricing. The Channel 4 agreement will last three years, with the […]

Sky buys Bake Off producer Love Productions

UK pay TV operator BSkyB has taken a 70% stake in Love Productions, the UK producer of shows including The Great British Bake Off. Sky said Love founders Richard McKerrow and Anna Beattie will remain with the factual entertainment specialist along with the existing senior management team. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. […]

Shine America poaches legal boss from NBCU

Shine America’s expansion has continued with the hire of Jeffrey Schneider who has taken the newly created position of executive VP, business and legal affairs and general counsel at the News Corp-owned company. Schneider has joined the US division of Shine Group from NBCUniversal where he was executive VP, business affairs, entertainment and digital networks. […]

Staff changes at Bake Off producer Love

Love Productions, the UK indie behind hit format The Great British Bake Off, has promoted several staff and hired a new executive from Jane Root’s Nutopia. Kieran Smith is upped to creative director, factual programming, at the producer and will work with joint chief executives Richard McKerrow and Anna Beattie on new content for UK […]

BBC sells Bake Off to Discovery in Italy

The show tests the skills of amateur chefs in various challenges to find the country’s best home baker. It has been a big hit for the BBC in the UK on BBC Two. It is made by UK indie Love Productions, the UK indie set up by Richard McKerrow, a former commissioning editor at Channel […]

Bake Off to rise in the US

Hit UK format The Great British Bake Off has been sold to CBS, which will air a local version of the cooking show. Bake Off (WT) will air on the US broadcast network next year. The show, in which amateur bakers face an array of baking challenges, is made by Love Productions, the UK indie […]