UKTV preps Lazy Boy George for its Dave channel
British multichannel broadcaster UKTV has commissioned Lazy Boy Garage for its entertainment channel Dave.
Produced by October Films Lazy Boy Garage (10 x 30 minutes) follows three best friends who flip cars for profit at Roadhouse Motor Co. in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
Dubbed ‘lazy boys’ because they don’t leave the garage, motoring journalist Jonny Smith, Top Gear Magazine editor Tom ‘Wookie’ Ford and garage owner Tim Glover track down classic car wrecks across the world to fix up and sell for fortunes to international buyers.
Complicated logistics, unreliable car quality and unexpected costs leave the team waiting to see if their buys are duds or gems.
Lazy Boy Garage has been ordered for Dave by UKTV director of commissioning, Richard Watsham and UKTV genre general manager Steve North. The series is commissioned by UKTV’s commissioning editor Joe McVey.
The series will premiere on Dave in February 2019 and will also be available on UKTV Play.
Insight TV launches in China
UHD/4K broadcaster Insight TV is launching its content in China via Shanghai Oriental Pearl’s BesTV platform.
Viewers will have access to Insight TV titles including seasons one and two of Thru (pictured), Road to Gymkhana Grid, Born To, Chasing Monsters, F2 Tackling Europe, King of the Hammers and more.
The distribution deal was facilitated by Mych Tech, Insight TV’s new partner in the region. Mych Tech provides broadcasters and content providers with access to operators and consumers across China.
Sports producer Aurora Media Worldwide joins All3Media
Sports producer Aurora Media Worldwide has joined the roster of UK-headquartered production and distribution group All3Media.
Founded in 2012, Aurora produces live sports programming from around the world, including such events as Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival, ATP/WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and Formula E.
Aurora is the production partner to the world’s first electric single-seater racing series, ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
All3Media encompasses 29 production and distribution companies across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the U.S., including betty, Caravan, Lime Pictures, Lion Television, Little Dot Studios, All3Media America, All3Media Deutschland and All3Media International. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.