Gold Rush


Betty and Raw join All3Media stable

All3Media has acquired Betty and Raw in a double deal with one of its parent companies, Discovery Communications. Betty is the prodco behind Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, while Raw produces Gold Rush. All3Media International will distribute all upcoming programming from the pair going forwards. All3Media is owned by Discovery and Liberty Global after they teamed to buy […]

Raw double development appointments

Gold Rush prodco Raw has named two heads of development, bringing in Oliver Calleja in the US and upping Tom Lazenby. Calleja (left) takes the newly-created role of head of US development, reporting to executive VP of US Television Adam Hawkins, and working alongside development executive Felicity Morris. Calleja was most recently at RDF as head of […]

Discovery, Sky trade barbs as channel deadline looms

Discovery and Sky have both upped the ante in the bitter carriage dispute that will see twelve Discovery nets pulled from the pay TV platform this week unless a last-minute deal can be reached. Sky said over the weekend that Discovery has demanded almost £1 billion (US$1.25 billion) for its portfolio of channels. Discovery, meanwhile, […]

In-demand chart: Norway (January 1-7, 2017)

Skam was undeniably the most unexpected Norwegian drama series to make international headlines last year. The in-house NRK drama, originally produced for the pubcaster’s web platforms and for teenage girls, suddenly became a worldwide sensation after building the brand on linear channels, with national newspapers around the world writing column inches on it throughout 2016. […]

Gold Rush star debuts prodco with Prodigal drama

The star and creator of Discovery Channel reality series Gold Rush will go mining for success in television production after launching his own company. Todd Hoffman has created Gold Standard TV, and LA-based indie prodco and finance company that will aim to make three to four scripted and unscripted shows per year. Hoffman is best […]

Raw builds US executive team

Discovery Communications-owned Raw TV has promoted Adam Hawkins to executive VP of US television as the firm builds out its American production business. Hawkins was previously the UK prodco’s senior VP, development. He will now work alongside EVP, US factual Sam Maynard and SVP and executive producer James Bates to grow the business Stateside. Raw’s […]

Buyers Briefing: Dan Korn, Discovery Networks Western Europe

Name: Dan Korn Title: Senior VP and head of programming, Discovery Networks Western Europe Discovery’s western Europe programming chief tells TBI what’s working on his pay channels, how Discovery goes about commissioning for its many channels, what types of show it is looking for and what’s coming up in terms of acquired, commissioned and in-house […]

Discovery buys Gold Rush prodco Raw

Discovery Communications has acquired Raw, the UK production firm that makes Discovery’s hit series Gold Rush. US-listed Discovery has previously bought UK prodco Betty. It said the Raw deal would strengthen its programming pipeline and help its continuing effort to generate more content from outside the US. It added that Raw will continue to operate autonomously. […]

Beyond Duck Dynasty…

Stuart Carter, Pioneer Productions So what would you do if you suddenly won US$1 million dollars on the lottery? To help give you some ideas, one million is enough to buy you a Pagani Huayra supercar capable of 230mph. Very tempting. A Hublot Big Bang watch (hideous but there are those that buy them) or […]