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C4 hires features and daytime commissioner

Former Naked Entertainment exec Tim Hancock (pictured) has been appointed to the post of commissioning editor for features and daytime at UK pubcaster Channel 4.
March 14, 2016

Former Naked Entertainment exec Tim Hancock (pictured) has been appointed to the post of commissioning editor for features and daytime at UK pubcaster Channel 4.

In the new position, Hancock will be responsible for commissioning across primetime features for C4 and its daytime slate, as well as for the network’s digital channel More4 and VOD service All 4. Hancock will report to Gill Wilson, head of features, when he joins the network at month’s end.

Most recently serving as head of development at FremantleMedia-owned prodco Naked Entertainment, Hancock has produced such programs as The Naked Choir, The Incredible Spice Men and upcoming series The Factory, all for BBC2, as well as Finding Sarah for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. He also created shorts series Rich Kids Go Shopping and How to Pull for Channel 4.

Hancock previously held senior development roles at Twenty Twenty, BBC in-house, World of Wonder, Blast! Films, Optomen, NERD, Alchemy and Castaway Television.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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