Reef Television

Reef founder Richard Farmbrough unveils streaming portal Must TV

The beta site for Must TV, a new service to help viewers find TV shows that interest them across all streaming platforms, helmed by former Reef Television CEO Richard Farmbrough, has launched. The service works by aggregating critics’ reviews into a library of the content available across multiple SVODs and catch-up services, with links on […]

Reef founder steps down after 14 years, exits Zinc

Reef Television founder Richard Farmbrough has resigned from his post as CEO of the UK prodco and commercial director of his parent, Zinc Media Group. Farmbrough started the company back in 2005 and remained in his CEO role after Zinc bought Reef in July 2015. At that point he became commercial chief of the wider […]

Ex-Reef MD Hanrahan joins Tin Roof Media

Former Reef Television managing director Paul Hanrahan has joined another UK-based producer, Tin Roof Media, as group operations director. The hire means UK industry veteran Hanrahan (pictured) joins the management team of Tin Roof subsidiaries Blink Films and Outline Productions. He will oversee day-today operations and growth strategy across the Tin Roof group. Former TwoFour […]

UK factual prodco gets MD, expands remit

Zinc Media, the indie group formerly known as Ten Alps, has put Lucy van Beek in charge of its factual prodco Blakeaway. The company said van Beek will expand Blakeaway’s remit beyond current affairs and historical programming, and move it into the broader world of specialist factual. Van Beek has been an exec producer for […]

Zinc CEO Wood stepping down

Mark Wood is leaving his post as CEO of Zinc Media, which is the new trading name of UK production group Ten Alps. Wood (pictured) leaves his post with immediate effect, according to a company statement released to investors. The former chief executive of ITN Productions will also leave his director post, but will continue […]

Restructured Ten Alps becoming Zinc

UK-based TV production group Ten Alps is rebranding as Zinc Media. The individual prodcos in the group – Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record and Reef Television – will retain their individual identities, but Zinc will be the overarching parent brand as of March 1. Officials said the company has rebranded in the wake of its restructuring […]

Food Network EMEA preps Paul Hollywood series

Food Network’s channels in the UK and EMEA will next year get an original series fronted by The Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood (pictured). Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has commissioned Paul Hollywood City Bakes, with a planned transmission date of April 2016 pencilled in. The Reef Television-produced show, which runs to ten […]

Ten Alps buys UK prodco as Geldof exits

Restructuring UK production group Ten Alps has acquired factual producer Reef Television, as company founder Bob Geldof exits. Reef is behind UK series such as BBC One’s Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and Channel 4’s Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb. The prodco will now sit alongside Blakeway, Brook-Lapping and Films of Record in […]

Pernel taking UK formats to France

French indie Pernel Media has optioned a pair of UK-originated formats and will launch them in France. It has taken local rights to the classic Catchphrase format from DRG and property dealing show Selling Houses (pictured) from Passion Distribution. Selling Houses was created by UK indie Reef Television, which made it for digital channel More […]

Passion signs Quicksilver Media pact

UK-based distributor Passion has signed an agreement to sell Quicksilver Media’s documentary Clothes to Die For. The deal also comprises the latest season of Channel 4’s Unreported World current affairs series. This year, Passion also secured a representation deal with Lambent Productions, and said it has sold content to new UK channel ITV Be. Elsewhere, […]