Danish production company Mastiff has named David Sidebotham as its head of development, effective November 1.
He replaces Thomas Meyer, who has been upped to program director for TV events, fiction and comedy within the company.
Sidebotham will help develop and produce non-scripted entertainment formats for the Danish market and beyond in his new role at the Zodiak Media-owned company.
He joins Mastiff from format company Babyfoot, which he co-founded. Babyfoot’s credits include Gay Army, Bingo Banko, and Big in Japan, the latter of which aired on U.S. network ABC as I Survived a Japanese Game Show.
“Mastiff produces some of the coolest and most-seen television in Denmark, and their brand screams creativity and innovation,” said Sidebotham. “I look forward to building on that tradition in Denmark and to joining the international Zodiak family.”
“David Sidebotham is a genuine talent,” said Mastiff MD Mads Ulrick Holmstrup. “He has the ability to create exceptional TV formats and will be instrumental to Mastiff’s creative direction and ensure that the company maintains its position as one of the leading producers in Denmark.”