Tower Productions


BBC Studios launches German prodco, exits All3 joint venture Tower

BBC Studios (BBCS) is parting ways with All3Media in Germany, ending its decade-long joint venture partnership in Tower Productions and launching its own domestic production company instead. The decision, which will become effective from 31 December, will see All3 taking full control of Tower Productions, with BBC Studios Germany Productions acting as a separate player […]

Germany’s RTL II goes out with ‘Celebs Go Dating’

Germany’s RTL II has greenlit a local series of the format Celebs Go Dating.  The original show, produced by Lime Pictures, airs on E4 and is currently in its seventh season. Stripped across five nights over four consecutive weeks, the show follows the nightly dates of some of the nation’s well-known single stars as they try […]

Bake Off spin-offs on the rise in Europe

Local versions of the celebrity version of the Bake Off format will hit French and German screens for the first time after BBC Worldwide shopped the series to free TV broadcaster M6 and its German counterpart Sat.1 on the eve of the annual Showcase. Worldwide’s local units will make the shows, which were among several […]

Veteran named All3 Germany, MME CEO

Markus Schäfer has been promoted to CEO of both All3Media Germany and its subsidiary prodco, MME Moviement. The long-serving executive was previously managing director of All3 Germany and COO and CFO of MME, but has been upped a year after former incumbent Christian Franckenstein exited. The news also closely follows a restructuring at All3 Germany’s joint […]

BBC Worldwide/All3 Germany prodco rejigs for MIP

Tower Productions, the BBC Worldwide and All3Media Germany production label, is restructuring ahead of MIPCOM, with both parents’ unscripted catalogues consolidated into one collection. Arne Kreutzfeldt has been named managing director of Tower, with Marc Lammek, the MD of All3Media’s German subsidiary MME exiting in the restructure. Philipp Schmid, previously an executive producer at the […]