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STV shuts down STV2 channel as it invests in digital

STV has laid out its plans for the next three years, which will see the Scottish broadcaster axe its STV2 channel to make room for digital initiatives. The broadcaster hopes that its “three year growth plan” will mean that a third of profits will arrive from outside of linear advertising by the end of 2020. […]

STV, Endemol execs launch Scottish indie Very Nice

Scottish entertainment producers Andrew Robertson and Henry Imbert have launched Very Nice, an independent production company specialising in developing entertainment formats. Based in Glasgow, Very Nice aims to produce innovative titles across platforms. Robertson was previously creative director at STV, and moved on the Mentorn Media as head of entertainment where he oversaw commissions and […]

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, […]

New Scottish net bags Irish soap, Finnish drama

New Scottish network STV2 has acquired Irish soap Fair City, Finnish drama Black Widow and UK crime piece Secret State. The deal with Irish pubcaster RTÉ hands STV2 400 episodes of long-running soap Fair City (pictured), which first went out in 1989. RTÉ will also produce a 1x30mins ‘story so far’ doc, which will familiarise […]

Prison sells

Prisons have long been a source of fascination for TV producers – as illustrated by series such as British sitcom Porridge, Australian soap Prisoner Cell Block H and HBO limited series Oz. Right now, though, there are more outstanding prison-themed shows than ever, across both scripted and factual television, reports Andy Fry. Prison might not […]

Dan Korn joins A+E

Dan Korn has taken a new role at A+E and will oversee programming at its UK channels. The veteran exec will join the UK arm of the US-based channel operator at the end of October. He joins from the production arm of Scottish broadcaster STV, but is best known for his time at Discovery where, […]

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 […]

CEE Euro nets tread The Road to War

Broadcasters across central and eastern Europe have acquired World War I documentary The Road to War from Austria’s ORF Enterprises. Russia’s Channel One, Slovakia’s STV, CYBC and LTV in Cyprus, MTVA in Hungary, Poland’s TVP and Estonia’s ERR have all bought the 1x50mins doc following NATPE Europe in Prague this week. The doc (pictured) is […]

DLT nabs STV drama boss

DLT Entertainment has hired Scottish pubcaster STV’s head of drama to take the same role at the UK-US producer-distributor. Margaret Enefer will take on the new role at the My Family production house, joining later this month. She will focus on original development, adaptations and long-running series for UK and international broadcasters. She joins a […]

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 […]