Tiger Aspect Productions

Tiger Aspect poaches Baby Cow kids chief

Tiger Aspect Productions has tapped rival Baby Cow Productions to appoint the latter’s Tim Searle as creative director, animation and children’s. Searle has to this point been head of animation at Baby Cow, but has worked with Endemol Shine Group-owned Tiger Aspect since 2013 on CITV’s 52x11mins Mr Bean: The Animated Series. He had established […]

BBC in Israeli drama remake first

UK pubcaster BBC One is working on an adaptation of Israeli scripted format The A Word. The series is thought to represent the first time a British broadcaster has acquired and remade an Israeli scripted format, though US channel Showtime’s UK remake of Prisoners of War is popular on Channel 4. Endemol-owned Fifty fathoms, which […]

News brief: Turner takes Mr Bean toon

Turner Broadcasting System has acquired season two of the Mr Bean Animated Series from Endemol Worldwide Distribution. The deal covers Asia Pacific, Latin America and EMEA. CITV in the UK and Super RTL in Germany have already prebought the Tiger Aspect Productions show. Delivery is scheduled for later this year or in 2015.

News brief: Channel 4 to meet Taxman

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned indie Tiger Aspect Productions to create a 3x60mins ob doc that feature “unprecedented” access to British tax inspectors. Meet the Taxman (WT) will follow staff at HM Revenue and Customs as it goes on a government-decreed push to chase down £1 billion (US$1.6 billion) in unpaid taxes. Tiger Aspect’s […]

BBC cancels Ripper Street after ratings trouncing

UK pubcaster the BBC has cancelled Ripper Street before the end of its second season after ratings took a tumble up against tough competition from ITV’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. The Tiger Aspect-produced crime drama series, set in Victorian London, was been chopped “to make room for creative renewal”, the BBC […]

Sky boosts drama commissioning team

BSkyB has added a senior commissioning editor for drama, in the shape of a former ITV2, Shed and Kudos producer. Cameron Roach (left) will oversee Sky’s dramas in production across the UK satcaster’s portfolio of entertainment channels, while also working on its development slate. He’ll report into Sky’s head of drama Anne Mensah, whose team […]