Former Channel4 Boss David Abraham Launches Production & Advertising Company Wonderhood Studios

David Abraham, the former boss of UK broadcaster Channel4, has launched Wonderhood Studios. The new TV production outfit will produce for traditional networks and streaming services but also includes a division that will serve as an agency for brands.
Abraham, who headed C4 between 2010-17, will serve as chief executive with Sachin Dosani, founder of media-focused investment bank ACF on board as managing director. Additional staff will be announced in due course. The new…

David Abraham, the former boss of UK broadcaster Channel4, has launched Wonderhood Studios. The new TV production outfit will produce for traditional networks and streaming services but also includes a division that will serve as an agency for brands. Abraham, who headed C4 between 2010-17, will serve as chief executive with Sachin Dosani, founder of media-focused investment bank ACF on board as managing director. Additional staff will be announced in due course. The new…

Former Channel 4 Chief David Abraham Launches Wonderhood Studio

David Abraham is back in the content business. The former boss of U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, has launched Wonderhood Studios. The freshly-minted operation will make programming for channels, digital and streaming services, and have a division that will serve as an agency for brands, with the aim of working across areas that have previously operated […]

David Abraham is back in the content business. The former boss of U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, has launched Wonderhood Studios. The freshly-minted operation will make programming for channels, digital and streaming services, and have a division that will serve as an agency for brands, with the aim of working across areas that have previously operated […]

Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon Warns Producers To Innovate Like Netflix & Twitter – Mip TV

Alex Mahon, the CEO of British broadcaster Channel 4, has warned that producers need to innovate in the same way as tech giants such as Twitter and Netflix in order to come up with non-scripted formats that are “less repetitive”.
The former Shine Group boss used her keynote address at the Mip TV market in Cannes, to warn that it needs to use its schedule, particularly its late-night or daytime hours, to “open up risk”.
“Producers need to innovate in the same way as tech…

Alex Mahon, the CEO of British broadcaster Channel 4, has warned that producers need to innovate in the same way as tech giants such as Twitter and Netflix in order to come up with non-scripted formats that are "less repetitive". The former Shine Group boss used her keynote address at the Mip TV market in Cannes, to warn that it needs to use its schedule, particularly its late-night or daytime hours, to "open up risk". "Producers need to innovate in the same way as tech…

MipFormats: Channel 4’s Alex Mahon on Reinventing Unscripted TV in Netflix Era

Alex Mahon, chief executive of Britain’s Channel 4, said Saturday that producers and broadcasters need to work together to move the unscripted genre forward, as has already happened on the scripted side. Giving a MipFormats keynote interview in Cannes, to a room of mostly unscripted producers and distributors, the former Shine boss said there was […]

Alex Mahon, chief executive of Britain’s Channel 4, said Saturday that producers and broadcasters need to work together to move the unscripted genre forward, as has already happened on the scripted side. Giving a MipFormats keynote interview in Cannes, to a room of mostly unscripted producers and distributors, the former Shine boss said there was […]

‘Fargo’ Director Dearbhla Walsh To Helm Channel 4 Period Spy Thriller ‘Jerusalem’

Fargo and The Punisher Dearbhla Walsh is to direct Channel 4‘s period espionage epic Jerusalem. Walsh is to make her first return to British television in three years, since directing Richard Curtis’ Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman-fronted adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot for the BBC.
In addition to her work on the Netflix Marvel drama and two episodes of season three of the FX thriller, she directed Amazon’s French fashion drama The Collection and Showtime/Sky co-pro Pe…

Fargo and The Punisher Dearbhla Walsh is to direct Channel 4's period espionage epic Jerusalem. Walsh is to make her first return to British television in three years, since directing Richard Curtis' Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman-fronted adaptation of Roald Dahl's Esio Trot for the BBC. In addition to her work on the Netflix Marvel drama and two episodes of season three of the FX thriller, she directed Amazon's French fashion drama The Collection and Showtime/Sky co-pro Pe…

Alessandro Nivola To Topline C4 Series Based On Lucy Kirkwood’s ‘Chimerica’

EXCLUSIVE: Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, Selma) is in final negotiations to star in Channel 4’s four-part limited series adaptation of Lucy Kirkwood‘s critically acclaimed play Chimerica, from Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment.
Titled Foreign Skies, the U.K. series, written by Kirkwood, examines the changing fortunes of the U.S. and China. Nivola will play the lead, an American photojournalist who tries to discover the truth behind the iconic, career-making…

EXCLUSIVE: Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, Selma) is in final negotiations to star in Channel 4’s four-part limited series adaptation of Lucy Kirkwood's critically acclaimed play Chimerica, from Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment. Titled Foreign Skies, the U.K. series, written by Kirkwood, examines the changing fortunes of the U.S. and China. Nivola will play the lead, an American photojournalist who tries to discover the truth behind the iconic, career-making…

Netflix & Amazon Cook Up Rival Deals For ‘The Great British Bake Off’

Netflix and Amazon may not have been able to cook up a deal to snap up The Great British Bake Off last year when it moved from the BBC to Channel 4 but the SVOD services are still fighting over the cake competition.
Netflix has secured the first seven seasons of the BBC show, which featured Mary Berry and Mel and Sue, to air in the UK, while Amazon has snapped up a lucrative sponsorship deal for the Channel 4 version of the show.
The original version of the Love Production…

Netflix and Amazon may not have been able to cook up a deal to snap up The Great British Bake Off last year when it moved from the BBC to Channel 4 but the SVOD services are still fighting over the cake competition. Netflix has secured the first seven seasons of the BBC show, which featured Mary Berry and Mel and Sue, to air in the UK, while Amazon has snapped up a lucrative sponsorship deal for the Channel 4 version of the show. The original version of the Love Production…