Ten Alps


UK factual prodco gets MD, expands remit

Zinc Media, the indie group formerly known as Ten Alps, has put Lucy van Beek in charge of its factual prodco Blakeaway. The company said van Beek will expand Blakeaway’s remit beyond current affairs and historical programming, and move it into the broader world of specialist factual. Van Beek has been an exec producer for […]

Zinc CEO Wood stepping down

Mark Wood is leaving his post as CEO of Zinc Media, which is the new trading name of UK production group Ten Alps. Wood (pictured) leaves his post with immediate effect, according to a company statement released to investors. The former chief executive of ITN Productions will also leave his director post, but will continue […]

Zinc makes first purchase since Ten Alps rebrand

Zinc Media has acquired a corporate video producer, marking the first acquisition it has made since its new brand came into play last month. Zinc was established as the new corporate brand of UK-based Ten Alps, housing British indie TV producers Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record and Reef Television (Ten Alps also has a […]

Serialised killers

A new wave of true crime series that ape the structure of serialised dramas has emerged on screens across the world. Jesse Whittock looks for evidence from those behind the shows to build a case for why it’s happening. Has there been a more talked-about genre than serialised true crime programming in the past year […]

Restructured Ten Alps becoming Zinc

UK-based TV production group Ten Alps is rebranding as Zinc Media. The individual prodcos in the group – Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record and Reef Television – will retain their individual identities, but Zinc will be the overarching parent brand as of March 1. Officials said the company has rebranded in the wake of its restructuring […]

Ten Alps buys into Chrysalis Vision

UK-based independent production group Ten Alps has bought a stake in Chrysalis Vision, the recently formed drama indie and spiritual predecessor to Chrysalis TV, which became All3Media. Ten Alps said this morning it has made a £50,000 (US$78,000) strategic investment in the new Chrysalis, taking a 12% stake in the new company, and will add […]

Japanese VOD service, UK prodco in doc copro

A Japanese video service and UK producer Blakeway Productions have come together to create a documentary miniseries. Japan and Korea: Ties That Bind will run on VOD platform Niconico’s new current affairs and history strand, Niconico Documentary. Ten Alps-owned Blakeway is attached to coproduce the 2x60mins show with Niconico, which claims to Japan’s biggest online […]

Ten Alps buys UK prodco as Geldof exits

Restructuring UK production group Ten Alps has acquired factual producer Reef Television, as company founder Bob Geldof exits. Reef is behind UK series such as BBC One’s Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and Channel 4’s Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb. The prodco will now sit alongside Blakeway, Brook-Lapping and Films of Record in […]

Geldof prodco secures funding, welcomes ITN’s Wood

Ten Alps, the British production group singer Bob Geldof co-founded, has raised £300,000 (US$510,000) from shareholders, and added former ITN chief executive Mark Wood to its board. Herald Investment trust, which is Ten Alps’ largest shareholder, has pledged £150,000, while non-executive director Tim Hoare is adding £50,000. The other £100,000 has come from other shareholders. […]

News brief: CCTV commissions UK brands doc series

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has commissioned UK indie Ten Alps to produce The Secrets of Branding, an eight-part doc series. CCTV2 will broadcast the 8x50mins series, which looks at more than 30 top global brand and the key components that keep them popular. BBC Worldwide has acquired distribution rights. Ten Alps is the latest overseas […]