Storage Hunters


Dave brings Lizard Lick team to UK

UKTV channel Dave is bringing the stars of US reality show Lizard Lick Towing to the UK in a new ten-part series. Lizard Lick Touring will see ordained minister Ron Shirley heading to the UK to find classic and luxury automobiles to ship back to the States. British entertainment network Dave has already successfully adapted […]

Dave takes Celebrity Storage Hunters to series

UK digital channel Dave has greenlit a full season of Celebrity Storage Hunters after a one-off was a ratings success. A 5x60mins series is going ahead after a Christmas special became the UKTV-owned channel’s biggest rating show of 2015. Celebrity Storage Hunters is based on Storage Hunters UK, which itself is a remake of US […]

News brief: Reality shows Go! to Nine channel

Nine Network’s digital channel Go! has acquired five new reality series. The entertainment channel has picked up Storage Hunters (pictured), Ghost Town Gold, South Beach Tow, Troy and Tattoo Fixers. All of the new shows debut on Go! this week.

T Group, Znak&Jones partner for copros

Jenny Daly’s US-based T Group Productions and fledgling UK indie Znak&Jones have hooked up to create an international coproduction pact. Under terms of the deal Storage Hunter prodco T Group will work with the London office of Znak&Jones, which Natalka Znak and Simon Jones launches this year, to work on original and US for formats […]

Ob doc formats dissected

The observational documentary – or docu-soap – has brought big characters and weird and wonderful occupations to screens around the world. But how formattable are these shows – and is the genre on the wane? New research conducted by Eurodata TV for TBI helps to dissect the ob-doc genre Observational docs have provided broadcasters around […]

UKTV presses Play with first digital-only service

UK multichannel operator UKTV is launching its first direct-to-consumer digital service this summer. UKTV Play will offer programming from UKTV channels such as Dave and Watch as “familiar and intuitive” curated collections, by topic, box sets and ‘staff picks’, as well advance previews of upcoming shows. Features include swipe channel selection, stop-and-resume viewing, predictive search, […]

Dave wins Storage Hunters UK auction

British entertainment channel Dave has commissioned a local version of truTV high-octane auction format Storage Hunters. All3Media-owned North One Television will produce the local version of the show, which T Group Productions produces for the Turner Broadcasting System channel in the US. UKTV-owned Dave’s version will be 10x30mins, and air on the digital channel late […]

Ob docs: obsolete or of the moment?

Rumblings that the ob doc trend is stifling creativity on both sides of the Atlantic have divided the factual programming industry. Is the genre coming to the end of its cycle, or is it simply evolving, asks Jesse Whittock The commissions of History’s Pawn Stars and American Pickers in 2009 and 2010 respectively ushered in […]

UKTV buys Endemol’s Treasure Detectives

Yesterday, the UK factual channel run by digital channels group UKTV, has acquired US series Treasure Detectives. The one-hour series is fronted by art detective Curtis Dowling and his team and follow them as they evaluate whether arts, antiques and collectibles are fake or genuine. It is made by Endemol USA and was cable news […]

truTV COO departs

Mark Juris has exited his role as US cable channel truTV’s executive VP and COO. truTV parent Turner Entertainment Network’s president Steve Koonin made the announcement in an internal memo, in which he disclosed he was “evaluating truTV’s current and future leadership needs” to find a replacement. Juris joined truTV in 2004 when it was […]