Take the Money and Run

Finland’s MTV moving to local-only primetime

Finnish commercial broadcaster MTV has doubled its budget for local content and it refocuses its programming grid on domestic fare. The broadcaster said the new local focus will start becoming evident in its autumn schedules, as part of a move to transition its primetime to entirely Finish programming, which it said will give it a […]

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 […]

Sony launches Northern Ireland prodco

Sony Pictures Television is launching a production outfit in Northern Ireland. Stellify Media is a joint venture with Kieran Doherty (left) and Matt Worthy (right, below), the creators behind BBC One’s international quiz format Secret Fortune and ABC’s reality gameshow Take the Money and Run. Based in Belfast, Stellify will seek to create original content […]