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Monday 24 September, 2018

Zinc Media Group PLC

TV Commission Awards

RNS Number : 6202B
Zinc Media Group PLC
24 September 2018
 

24 September 2018

 

Zinc Media Group plc ("Zinc Media" or the "Company")

 

TV Commission Awards

 

Zinc Media is pleased to announce several new TV commissions across its different TV production businesses.

 

Channel 5 has commissioned two series from Blakeway Productions Limited ("Blakeway") and a third from Reef Television Limited ("Reef Television").  Detail on the series cannot be revealed at this stage for commercial reasons, however the two Blakeway commissions are a four-part series and a six-part series, while the Reef Television commission is a four-part series.  We expect all three to be delivered in the current financial year.

 

Tern Television Productions Limited ("Tern Television"), has also been commissioned to make a raft of new series for the BBC Scotland Channel due to launch in Q1 2019.  As a leading dual-Nation supplier (based in Scotland and Northern Ireland) Tern Television is now delivering high-end factual programming to regional, network and international markets.

 

'Beechgrove Garden' returns to BBC Scotland and BBC Two as a 26-part series. The show is set in Tern's specially designed TV garden in Aberdeen and presented by an expert team. This popular weekly magazine gardening show delivers topical advice and tips to gardeners throughout Scotland and beyond.  'The Children's Hospital' showcases the work of a remarkable hospital 'family' that day to day deliver pioneering care to young patients from throughout Scotland. This documentary series showcases heart-warming and life affirming stories in a world seldom seen on TV.  Additionally a 6-part  authored documentary series focusses on the positive side of life in some of Scotland's most deprived communities and a new pilot mixes news stories and social media reaction to present a very different point of view on the nation's news.      

 

Collectively, these commissions are worth approximately £2.5m in revenue to the Group and provide further depth to the orderbook for the current financial year.

 

David Galan, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

 

"We are delighted with these recent commission wins.  Many of our recent wins are series which have the potential to become strong returnable formats.  We continue to win business across a good spread of broadcasters and across a diverse range of factual genres.  We hope to be able to announce further significant commission wins with certain international broadcasters in the short to medium term"

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Zinc Media Group plc                                                              +44 (0) 20 7878 2311

Peter Bertram, Chairman

David Galan, CEO

www.zincmedia.com

 

N+1 Singer (NOMAD and Joint Broker to Zinc Media)              +44 (0) 20 7496 3000

Mark Taylor / Lauren Kettle

 

Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 20 7469 0932

Martin Lampshire / Duncan Vasey / Eran Zucker


 

 

 

Notes to Editors

 

Zinc Media Group plc is a leading British based TV and multimedia content producer, specialising in factual production, and operates three divisions: television production, digital communications and publishing. The Group is currently engaged in progressing its 'buy and build' consolidation strategy within the fragmented UK independent TV production industry. 

The core television production division comprises five award winning and critically acclaimed television production companies: Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record, Reef Television and recently acquired Tern Television, whose brands produce television and radio programmes for both UK and international broadcasters. Recent recognition for the Company includes 2017 BAFTA nominations for 'Inside Obama's White House' and 'Born to Vlog', in addition to five awards at the EVCOM Screen Awards for short form film.

The communications division specialises in creating communications strategies and behaviour change programmes, campaigns and resources for corporates, charities and government departments. This division runs a contract for Transport for London.

The publishing division publishes homeowner-planning guidelines for local authorities across the UK and sells trader advertising in those guidelines.

For further information on Zinc Media please visit: http://www.zincmedia.com/

 

 

 


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