Simon Fuller

Discovery swoops for BBC’s Serengeti amid reported SVOD tie-up

Discovery Channel has swooped for the BBC’s six-part natural history series Serengeti from American Idol creator Simon Fuller, a week after it emerged that the channel is reportedly teaming with the British public broadcaster on a new natural history SVOD.  Reports claimed last week that Discovery and the BBC have agreed to pool natural history and wildlife shows for […]

Core Media files for bankruptcy

American Idol owner Core Media Group has filed for bankruptcy. The company, which was part of the joint venture created to house Endemol and Shine when they merged but was run a separate entity, confirmed the bankruptcy filing. In a statement it said it ‘remains firmly committed to our mission as a global content and […]

David Beckham, BBC team for Brazil doc

Football icon David Beckham has partnered with BBC Worldwide and UK terrestrial channel BBC One for a 1x90mins doc in which he will experience life in the Brazilian rainforest. Beckham’s management firm XIX Entertainment, which Pop Idol co-creator Simon Fuller runs, is coproducing through its XIX Productions imprint with BBCWW and the BBC. The Beckham […]

Kabillion to preview Simon Fuller’s kids TV project

On demand kids service Kabillion will show the first excerpt from pop and TV impresario Simon Fuller’s new kids TV project, The Meeps. The world premiere preview will take place this Wednesday (June 19) on Kabillion with a shorter teaser clip launched today. The Meeps is a 3D CGI series, created by Fuller and featuring […]