Tru TV

Turner raids MTV for head of programming

Turner Broadcasting System has poached Chris Linn from MTV. Linn will be president and head of programming at TBS’ TruTV, responsible for all programming on the cable net including development and production of originals. Linn was executive VP of programming and head of production at the US MTV channel. At MTV he developed and oversaw […]

CBS Reality gets into Pawn

Channel operator Chello Zone has picked up nine seasons of Hardcore Pawn for its CBS Reality channel. The observational doc series, which is set in a Detroit pawn shop, will go out on the channel’s EMEA feed, and be seen in Poland, Cyprus, Hungary, Romania, the Middle East and Africa from next month. The series […]

Tom Jennings becomes 1895 Films

Factual and fact-ent producer Tom Jennings Productions has rebranded as 1895 Films. The company, which has made shows for broadcasters including Discovery, Tru TV, VH1 and A&E among others has just finished making Frozen in Time: Our History in 3D for 3Net. Company founder Tom Jennings said the rebrand was part of a wider move […]