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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 […]

C4 plans to take Walter Presents global

Channel 4 is moving forward with plans to launch its new on-demand service for foreign-language drama, Walter Presents, outside of the UK. Speaking at Enders Analysis’ Media & Telecoms conference in London this week, Channel 4 CEO David Abraham said the broadcaster is “now in talks with potential international partners” about a wider rollout of the […]

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 […]

Ten Alps buys into Chrysalis Vision

UK-based independent production group Ten Alps has bought a stake in Chrysalis Vision, the recently formed drama indie and spiritual predecessor to Chrysalis TV, which became All3Media. Ten Alps said this morning it has made a £50,000 (US$78,000) strategic investment in the new Chrysalis, taking a 12% stake in the new company, and will add […]

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 […]

Creative chief for revived Chrysalis

Chris Wright and Mick Pilsworth (pictured) have hired a creative director to over drama for their new version of UK production group Chrysalis Television. Sue Gibbs has joined Chrysalis Vision from Hillbilly Films and Television, where she was head of development. She will work alongside former Chrysalis TV Group bosses Pilsworth and Wright. Pilsworth and […]