Silver River

Channel 5 orders trio of poverty docs

UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered three documentaries about poverty and debt as UK viewers and broadcasters continue to show strong interest in the subject. The thee one-offs will all be produced by Sony-backed producer Silver River. Britain’s Biggest Debtor will look at the stories of four of Britain’s most debt-ridden individuals and the […]

Sony sets up new prodco with Discovery exec Andreae

Simon Andreae is leaving Discovery to set up his own production company Scarlet Media. Sony Pictures Television is bankrolling the new business and will hold a majority stake as well as distribute its shows internationally. The London-based producer will make factual and fact-ent series for UK and international broadcasters. Andreae is creating the firm and […]

News brief: BBC Two commissions auction charity series

UK public broadcaster BBC Two has commissioned a three-part factual series in which a leading antiques expert will attempt to raise money for struggling charities. Auction Hero will see Andrew Lamberty (Four Rooms) traveling the UK and internationally attempting to use his skills in trading antiques to raise money for small charity groups. UK-based Silver […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]