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Tiger Aspect appoints UKTV exec Zoe Brown as chief commercial officer

Banijay-owned UK scripted label Tiger Aspect has appointed UKTV’s director of legal & business affairs, Zoe Brown, to the new role of chief commercial officer. Brown will join Tiger Aspect’s newly established leadership team, which includes head of drama Lucy Bedford, head of comedy David Simpson and COO Helen Wright, working closely with the team […]

UKTV’s Dave names channel director following Luke Hales’ exit

UKTV has appointed Cherie Cunningham as the new channel director for its comedy entertainment channel Dave. Cunningham takes over from Luke Hales, who left the business last month, and reports into Steve North, the broadcaster’s genre general manager for comedy and entertainment. She joined UKTV in 2016 and became head of marketing for Dave and […]

Former UKTV acquisitions boss Emma Sparks lands at Loud Productions

UK-and-Ibiza-based production company Loud Productions has appointed former UKTV exec Emma Sparks as partner and managing director as part of a management rejig. Sparks will assume responsibility for all commercial activities, managing relationships and strategic partnerships for commissions and co-productions, as well as taking joint responsibility for editorial development. Company founder Emily Chapman will meanwhile […]

UKTV hires Emile Nawagamuwa as factual commissioner

UKTV has appointed Emile Nawagamuwa as commissioning executive to help grow its factual and fact-ent slate for channels W, Yesterday, Dave and Gold.  Nawagamuwa, who was series producer on BBC Two’s obs-doc Hospital, joins the company on 21 June and will report to Hilary Rosen, UKTV’s deputy director of commissioning and head of factual & factual entertainment. The exec has […]

News round-up: Love Nature Launches on Telenor Sweden; Channel 5 heads to the seaside; UKTV finds out ‘Who Cares?’ with YouTube star

Love Nature Launches on Telenor Sweden Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks-owned nature streaming brand Love Nature has launched on Telenor Sweden. Audiences on the platform will have access to the brand’s programming on both the linear channel and VOD service as part of a three-year carriage deal. Programming highlights that have been localised in Swedish include Dogs With […]

UKTV brings ‘Nurses Down Under’ to W

UKTV has ordered a new obs-doc series, Nurses Down Under, to debut on its entertainment channel W later this year. The 10 x 60-minute series is produced by ITV Studios Australia, with the show marking the prodco’s first commission with UKTV. Nurses Down Under will provide exclusive frontline access to the people working in hospitals […]

UK’s Alibi returns to A+E’s ‘Miss Scarlet And The Duke’

UKTV-owned channel Alibi has commissioned a second season of 19th-century crime drama Miss Scarlet And The Duke to debut next year. The 6 x 60-minute sophomore run is being co-produced by PBS’ Masterpiece strand and Element 8 Entertainment, with pre-investment from BBC Studios-backed UKTV. The deal will also see the show air on BBCS-owned brands […]

UKTV’s Gold returns to original comedy ‘Sandylands’

UKTV-operated UK channel Gold has ordered a second season of comedy Sandylands. The 3 x 40-minute show is produced by King Bert Productions and starts filming today, with Sanjeev Bhaskar (Unforgotten) and Natalie Dew (Roadkill) starring. The series, which tracks the duo as they explore the high seas in a pedalo, is written by Martin […]

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