Transparent preps fast turnaround doc for ITV2

Argonon-owned Transparent Television is readying a fast turnaround documentary on the history of the MOBO Awards for UK broadcaster ITV2, set to air on Wednesday (November 4).
November 3, 2015

Argonon-owned Transparent Television is readying a documentary on the history of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards for UK broadcaster ITV2.

The fast turnaround, hour-long film titled MOBO: Paving the Way will provide a detailed account of the 20-year legacy of the MOBO Awards, which were established in 1996 to “recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievement of artists in urban music and culture in the UK.”

The film will accompany the 2015 edition of the MOBO Awards, which are set to take place at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England, on Wednesday (November 4) at 8 p.m. GMT.

The documentary will explore how the MOBO Awards have helped launch the musical careers of some today’s most renowned UK artists, including Rita Ora, Laura Mvula, Craig David, Tulisa, Tim Westwood, Billy Ocean, Jazzie B and Naughty Boy.

Transparent Television’s founder Jazz Gowans serves as executive producer.

MOBO: Paving the Way airs on ITV2 at 7 p.m. GMT on November 4, an hour prior to the 2015 MOBO Awards ceremony.

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