STV Productions

Remedy Scotland chief to lead daytime for STV Productions

Remedy Productions’ Scotland chief, Jim Regan, is joining STV Productions as head of daytime and popular factual. He takes on the newly created role at the Scottish prodco to develop new shows and oversee returning programmes such as Antiques Road Trip and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. Regan has been leading Remedy in Scotland, during which […]

TBI Weekly: Digital giants invest in original teams

This week saw veteran programming execs move over to digital giants Apple and YouTube, as the platforms make a further push into original programming. Originals execs set to do the job at Apple & YouTube   Former president and general manager of US basic cable channel WGN America (WGNA) Matt Cherniss joined Apple, his former […]

STV Productions names Dan Korn replacement

Scotland’s STV Productions has found a replacement for specialist factual exec Dan Korn, who left for A+E Networks UK last year. Peter Collins (pictured) has taken up the post of head of specialist factual, more than a year after he joined the production arm of Scottish network STV. News of Korn’s departure emerged last year, […]

W begins Dancing, heads for Dressing Room

UKTV-owned W has commissioned new doc series from STV Productions and Electric Ray. From Scottish network STV’s production wing comes The Dressing Room, a fly-on-the-wall 6x60mins series for 2017. GroupM Entertainment is coproducer. The fixed rig series takes viewers into dressing rooms around the UK. Sports featured include football, roller derby and water polo, and […]

C5 orders bike series Tour De Celeb

Channel 5 has greenlit Tour De Celeb, an entertainment series that will see celebrities training to take on a stage of the Tour de France. The eight stars will have three months to prepare for the L’Etape du Tour, a cycling event that mirrors a stage of the Tour de France bike race, which is […]

STV, GroupM form strategic partnership

Scotland’s STV Productions and WPP-owned GroupM Entertainment have formed a strategic alliance that will see them co-develop, co-invest and coproduce programmes across a “broad range of genres”. STV said the “innovative deal involves substantial development investment from both companies and has been shaped to capitalise on the strengths of each business”. The pair will focus […]

Discovery’s Korn resurfaces at UK producer

Dan Korn has become creative director of Scotland’s STV Productions after recently leaving Discovery Networks International. Korn (pictured) will focus on specialist factual and returnable programming at STV Productions, which is the programming production arm of Scottish broadcaster STV. He recently left his post as head of special projects at DNI, having previously been head […]

Red Arrow places faith in Ireland’s Lie

Germany-based Red Arrow International has acquired rights to Irish quiz show The Lie. The show comes from Scotland’s SVT Productions, Irish broadcaster TV3 and ad agency GroupM Entertainment. The format sees two teams try to identify lies hidden within groups of statements over a number of rounds. In Ireland, it has exceeded its regular slot […]

BBC One finds The Link, Warner attached for sales

UK channel BBC One has commissioned a quiz show in which teams attempt to find the link between questions, with Warner Bros.’s international unit attached to sell the format rights. The Link will run on BBC One as a 25-episode series in a daytime slot, with Scotland’s STV Productions beginning production later this month in […]