Zinc Media Group


Former Shine TV boss lands at Zinc Media as TV MD

UK factual group Zinc Media has appointed former Shine TV boss Tanya Shaw as MD of Zinc Television. Starting her new role in November, Shaw will take oversight of the company’s TV labels based in London and Manchester and work to accelerate growth of unscripted content, both domestically and globally, across the group. She will […]

Zinc Media’s Greg Sanderson exits director role & returns to production

Greg Sanderson, director of London television at UK-based factual producer Zinc Media Group, is stepping aside from his current role to focus on making programmes. He will remain at the company as an executive producer and will have a roving brief across all of Zinc London’s TV brands, which include Brook Lapping, Blakeway, Films of […]

BBC Studios strikes international deals for Brook Lapping’s 9/11 feature doc

Factual producer Brook Lapping’s 9/11: Life Under Attack, which coincides with the 20th anniversary of 9/11, has secured a raft of international sales through distributor BBC Studios. The 90-minute feature length doc was commissioned by ITV, France Televisions (French title 9/11: From the Ground Up), the History Channel (US title 9/11: I Was There) and […]

Getting the most out of hybrid working

Olly Strous is CTO at UK-based factual production outfit Zinc Media Group, whose various labels are behind productions such as Fighter Pilots: The Real Top Gun and Ian Wright: Home Truths. Here, he considers how companies can best approach a partial return to the office as pandemic restrictions ease. The last year has shown us […]

Zinc Media reports loss but revenues rebound after COVID’s ‘significant disruption’

Brook Lapping and Blakeway parent Zinc Media Group saw its revenues rise by a third in the second half of 2020 but admitted its operations had been “significantly disrupted” by the pandemic, causing an £800,000 adjusted loss over the past 18 months. Zinc’s annual report revealed today said that the group – which is also home to […]

Zinc Media launches new factual label, Supercollider, headed by Mike Christie

UK-based factual production outfit Zinc Media Group is launching a new production label, Supercollider, led by director Mike Christie. Supercollider will focus on making films and live/event television in the genres of music, sports and arts, and “high-profile” short form branded films. The company already has its first project confirmed, with Christie revealing it is working […]

Zinc Communicate hires Damon Westbury as MD to drive branded content

UK-based factual production outfit Zinc Media Group has appointed Damon Westbury as MD of its agency division Zinc Communicate, which is being repositioned to secure more branded content commissions. Westbury previously led The European Broadcaster Exchange and before that held senior commercial roles at companies including Carlton, Fox Kids and Clear Channel. His remit includes […]

Zinc’s Tern TV expands unscripted with hire of Beezr’s David Marshall

Zinc Media Group’s UK factual producer Tern Television is expanding its unscripted range by appointing David Marshall as head of entertainment. Marshall joins from fellow Scottish prodco Beezr Studios, where he was head of factual entertainment and formats, running both production and development teams. Prior to this, Marshall was series producer of BBC One quiz […]

Exclusive: BBC delivers ‘holy grail moment’ to Tern TV with 35-hour order

UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned 35 hours of programming from Zinc Media Group’s factual label Tern Television, for both original and returning shows, including a new Christmas-themed series for BBC One ahead of the festive season. Presented by farmer and naturalist, Ellie Harrison, and country lover Angellica Bell, the 3 x 60-minute A Very Country […]

Zinc Media raises a further $5m as ‘bulwark’ to Covid & to fuel growth

UK-based factual production outfit Zinc Media Group has raised £4m ($5.2m) via a new share issue, with the investment used to explore growth opportunities and act as a “bulwark” to the impact of the pandemic. The company – which houses UK prodcos Blakeway, Blakeway North, Brook Lapping, Films of Record, Reef, and Tern Television – had […]