Running Wild with Bear Grylls


Howard T. Owens spells out Propagate’s Asia ambitions

Ahead of his debut at the Asia TV Forum, Propagate Content co-founder Howard T. Owens tells TBI his plans to break into the Indian market and what’s to follow the business’s recent acquisition of Jane The Virgin (pictured) producer Electus. Manori Ravindran reports. Known for bringing hit formats such as Mexico’s Ugly Betty and the […]

Electus hires UK-based European sales chief

Electus has poached Jonathan South from Televisa and he will head up its European operation. In the new London-based role South will work across sales, acquisition and coproduction. As senior VP and head of Europe at the IAC-backed producer and distributor South will run distribution in the UK, France and Nordics. He will also scout […]

Electus, Bear Grylls exec create Jackknife indie

Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures exec Delbert Shoopman have joined forces to create a new US-based independent prodco, Jackknife Media. Shoopman is head of production and head of branding at Grylls’ prodco BGV, and will remain in that position as well as running his new indie. “Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures have worked closely together […]

Discovery goes Running Wild with Bear Grylls

Discovery Networks International has bought Running Wild with Bear Grylls for a number of its channels. The deal with Electus International hands DNI broadcast rights in nearly 220 territories. The show launched on Discovery Channel in the US in July. The series sees adventurer Grylls take celebrities such as Zac Efron and Ben Stiller to […]