Tern Television

BBCS, Eureka, Tern TV & more snag ‘Race Against The Tide’ rights

Producers in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the UK & Ireland have optioned the rights to create local versions of Marblemedia’s competition format Race Against The Tide. The format is distributed globally by Distribution360, which has inked deals with Eureka Productions (Holy Moley, Full Bloom), for Australia; Free Kings (Bake Off, Junior Bake […]

BBC seeks sheep cloning doc from Tern TV

UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned a new Horizon strand documentary about Dolly the cloned sheep, from Zinc Media Group-owned UK factual producer Tern Television. Dolly: The Sheep That Changed The World (1 x 60-minutes) sees the Scottish scientists that created the clone come together for the first time to tell their story in depth. […]

Sky Arts partners with Zinc & Adobe for first ad-funded series

Sky Arts in the UK is launching its first-ever ad-funded programme, My Greatest Shot, a six-part series revealing the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic photographs. Produced by Zinc Communicate, Zinc Media Group’s branded content division, and Tern Television, Zinc’s leading Nations factual producer, My Greatest Shot was developed in partnership with Adobe […]

Zinc Media reports loss but revenues rebound after COVID’s ‘significant disruption’

Brook Lapping and Blakeway parent Zinc Media Group saw its revenues rise by a third in the second half of 2020 but admitted its operations had been “significantly disrupted” by the pandemic, causing an £800,000 adjusted loss over the past 18 months. Zinc’s annual report revealed today said that the group – which is also home to […]

Zinc’s Tern TV expands unscripted with hire of Beezr’s David Marshall

Zinc Media Group’s UK factual producer Tern Television is expanding its unscripted range by appointing David Marshall as head of entertainment. Marshall joins from fellow Scottish prodco Beezr Studios, where he was head of factual entertainment and formats, running both production and development teams. Prior to this, Marshall was series producer of BBC One quiz […]

Exclusive: BBC delivers ‘holy grail moment’ to Tern TV with 35-hour order

UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned 35 hours of programming from Zinc Media Group’s factual label Tern Television, for both original and returning shows, including a new Christmas-themed series for BBC One ahead of the festive season. Presented by farmer and naturalist, Ellie Harrison, and country lover Angellica Bell, the 3 x 60-minute A Very Country […]

Zinc Media raises a further $5m as ‘bulwark’ to Covid & to fuel growth

UK-based factual production outfit Zinc Media Group has raised £4m ($5.2m) via a new share issue, with the investment used to explore growth opportunities and act as a “bulwark” to the impact of the pandemic. The company – which houses UK prodcos Blakeway, Blakeway North, Brook Lapping, Films of Record, Reef, and Tern Television – had […]

Zinc Media raises $4.6m to fuel growth plans across US and UK

Factual production outfit Zinc Media Group has raised £3.5m ($4.6m) after a new share issue, with the investment set to be used to fuel expansion plans across the UK. The funding, from existing shareholders and new but unnamed institutional investors, will be used to further its reach across the UK and support plans to grow […]

Hazlehurst named MD at Lion Scotland

All3Media-owned Lion Scotland has promoted Lisa Hazlehurst to a new role of managing director following the departure of Andrew Snowball last week. Hazlehurst joined the Scottish arm of Lion Television in 2013, and will now run the prodco “with a view to long-term strategic growth of the business”. She had been executive producer of BBC […]