Zinc Media Group

Tern re-teams with Darren McGarvey for BBC factual series ‘Mind The Gap’

BBC Scotland and BBC Factual have co-commissioned Darren McGarvey – Mind The Gap (working title), a docuseries from UK-based factual producer Tern for BBC Two and VOD service BBC iPlayer. The 3 x 60-minute series explores how Britain’s biggest public services – health, justice and education – face major challenges affecting millions of people. He […]

Atomic TV secures first commission for Nat Geo military docuseries

Disney-owned National Geographic has ordered Defending Europe, a docuseries exploring how stories and sites played a crucial role in shaping the borders and countries of Europe as we know them today. The 6 x 60-minute series is the first commission for Atomic Television, the UK factual launched at the start of the year with backing […]

Round-up: More4 visits Fred’s ‘Emergency Ward’; Netflix yanks out ‘Sweet Tooth’; 5Star lands ‘Love Gone Wrong’; BBC picks up Zinc duo

More4 visits Fred’s Emergency Ward UK channel More4 has struck a deal with Australia’s Fred Media that will see the UK broadcaster acquiring three seasons (30 x 60-minutes) of its obs-doc, The Emergency Ward (originally titled Emergency). The show, which premieres 7 May, is produced by Fred Media’s parent company WTFN Entertainment and was originally […]

BBC Studios extends Zinc Media Group distribution deal

BBC Studios has extended its first-look distribution deal with UK factual specialist Zinc Media Group. Under the terms of the new three-year agreement, BBC Studios will continue to operate as Zinc’s first-look distributor for all of its London and Manchester labels, including, for the first time, its new shingles – Bargain Loving Brits firm Red […]

Zinc Media taps Humble Bee creative chief to lead new Bristol-based factual label

UK factual outfit Zinc Media Group has poached Humble Bee Films’ creative director to helm a newly launched Bristol-based label, which will produce history, science, adventure and documentary programming. Atomic Television is being led by Stephen McQuillan and will work with commissioners and co-production partners in the US, UK and internationally, across all platforms. McQuillan, […]

Zinc Media hires Uplands TV & BBC Studios exec to lead production

UK-based Zinc Media Group has hired former Uplands and BBC Studios production head, Nick Todd. The exec becomes head of production for Zinc Television and will work across factual, responsible for overseeing operations and productions – both long-running series as well as new commissions – across the company’s TV labels based in London and Manchester. He […]

Channel 5 hands Rex first commissions for ‘Scandal’ documentaries

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned four new documentaries from Rex, the factual label recently launched by UK-based Zinc Media Group. The four 90-minute projects mark the first orders for Rex, which was launched in April and led by Lana Salah, who is known for her work as exec producer on long-running reality series such […]

Zinc Media launches post-production outfit Bumblebee

UK factual group Zinc Media has launched Bumblebee, a new London-based post-production outfit. The company aims to quickly scale across the UK’s Nations and Regions using its existing group-wide footprint as locations with physical facilities across the country, as well as scalable remote edits. Prior to its official launch, Bumblebee has already begun working with […]

Zinc Media raises $5m investment & acquires The Edge Picture Company

UK factual group Zinc Media has acquired local production firm The Edge Picture Company for £2.1m ($2.6m), after raising £5m of new investment. The rest of the cash, raised with facilitation from a City fund, will be invested in talent, potential IP, and in future acquisitions and collaborations. Founded in 1990, and operating from its […]

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