UKTV orders Choccywoccydoodah special

UK digital channel operator UKTV has ordered an hour-long Christmas editon of its reality show Choccywoccydoodah. The Choccywoccydoodah: Christmas (WT) special will follow the festive period in the titular UK chocolate shop. It will be produced by UK producer Twofour. There have been four previous series of Choccywoccydoodah on UKTV’s Good Food including the celebrity […]

Twofour Arabia scores Abu Dhabi TV output deal

The Arabic arm of UK indie Twofour has scored a long-term agreement to produce original content for the Abu Dhabi TV Network. The deal will see UAE-based Twofour Arabia producing Arabic-language factual and features programming for Abu Dhabi TV ahead of a schedule grid re-launch on December 2. Twofour said this would include a “substantial […]

CNN buys Lance Armstrong exposé

As the scandal surrounding Lance Armstrong’s alleged doping continues to unfold, CNN has bought The World According to Lance, a one-off documentary about the disgraced cyclist. Turner-backed current affairs channel CNN will air the film on its US channel in primetime on Saturday, 27th October. The doc is produced by Australian public broadcast ABC for […]

MIPCOM looks to the Middle East

There will be a particular focus on the Middle East and Turkey at MIPCOM next month. Organisers have arranged several conference events looking at the media industry in the region in the wake of the Arab Spring. Laurine Garaude, director of the Television Division at MIPCOM organiser Reed MIDEM said: “The Arab market is diverse, […]