Channel 5 Adds Dan Louw, Kate Morey & Denise Seneviratne To Commissioning Team

Channel 5 is expanding their commissioning team. The VIMN backed broadcaster has hired Dan Louw to serve as Commissioning Editor, and Kate Morey and Denise Seneviratne to serve as Commissioning Executives. The trio will report directly to Channel 5's Director of Programmes Ben Frow. The hires comes after Channel 5 appointed Sean Collins as Head of Scheduling and Sebastian Cardwell as Digital Channel Controller. Read More

BriteSpark Films Hires Channel 4’s Tom Porter As New Director Of Programmes

BriteSpark Films has hired Channel 4 Commissioning Editor Tom Porter to serve as their new Director of Programmes. The appointment comes after the Argonon Group acquired 100% of the indie, which was initially set up by Nick Godwin as a joint venture with Argonon. As Director of Programmes, Tom will help develop and grow the business taking it to the next level. He will oversee the new slate of programming as well as bring in new and popular commissions. His focus at BriteSpark will be on the UK market. Read More

Alibi Acquires Australian Drama ‘Rush’, Sets February Premiere

Alibi has acquired Australian police drama Rush after striking a deal with international distributor Endemol Shine International. The show's first season will premiere on the UKTV owned and operated channel on Monday February 4th at 5pm. TVWise understands that UKTV holds rights to the first two seasons. Read More

Gordon Ramsay’s Indie Studio Ramsay Hires Lisa Edwards As CCO

Studio Ramsay has found its new CCO. Lisa Edwards has been named Chief Creative Officer for Gordon Ramsay's production company. The appointment comes shortly after it was announced that Chris Brogden was exiting the CCO post to take up a role at Tinopolis. Edwards will take up post next month and will oversee the company's existing slate and help grow the business, working closely with Executive Vice-President/Head of Current Programming Elvia Van Es Oliva in the US and Head of Popular Factual Helen Cooke in the UK. Read More