Channel 4’s Ian Katz eyes brand-funded shows to deal with ‘very tight budgets’

The UK’s Channel 4 is looking to expand its brand-funded programming output as it attempts to deal with the devastating effect of Covid-19 on its finances. Earlier this month, the broadcaster revealed almost £250m ($310m) of cost-cutting measures to deal with the advertising slump brought about by Covid-19, with £150m slashed from its programming budget. […]

All3Media’s Geater to chair Pact Council

Sarah Geater has been elected chair of the Pact Council and will replace Laura Mansfield in the position at the UK indies trade body. Geater is the former FremantleMedia UK CEO who joined All3Media as COO last year. She has also been head of commercial affairs at Channel 4 and director of rights and business […]

BBC Can’t Touch This on Saturday nights

The BBC has ordered a new Saturday night primetime gameshow, Can’t Touch This. In the show, contestants negotiate a huge assault course while battling to touch prizes, which they get to keep if they are successful. The show is being produced by fledgling Northern Irish prodco Stellify, which was set up last year by Kieran […]