Zinc Media Group

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 […]

BBC4 boards hunt for Gaddafi’s billions

The UK’s BBC4 has boarded a documentary from Zinc Media-owned factual outfit Brook Lapping examining what happened to Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi’s vast wealth after his death. The 1 x 90-minute investigative documentary, with the working title of The Search For Gaddafi’s Billions will follow two Dutch journalists, Misha Wessel and Thomas Blom, as they […]

Zinc Media launches Red Sauce, new factual label headed by BBC alum Tom Edwards

UK factual production house Zinc Media Group has launched a new label named Red Sauce, to be led by former BBC commissioning editor Tom Edwards as creative director. The label has been set up as part of Zinc’s wider transformation plan, announced at the end of last year, and to fuel its growth in factual […]

Zinc Media appoints Greg Sanderson to head London TV labels

The UK’s Zinc Media Group has upped Greg Sanderson to director of its London television operations, effective immediately. In his new role, Sanderson will oversee the company’s four London-based label, including factual specialist Blakeway; current affairs and investigative programming unit Brook Lapping; documentary producers Films of Record and Reef, which focuses on producing factual formats […]