Unscripted

Extra: Insight TV strikes U.S. deal with Samsung; All3Media Int’l speeds Guy Martin to Discovery Turbo

American audiences provided access to Insight Factual entertainment UHD channel Insight TV has expanded its relationship with Samsung Electronics by inking a deal to make its linear channel available to American ...
January 8, 2019

American audiences provided access to Insight

Factual entertainment UHD channel Insight TV has expanded its relationship with Samsung Electronics by inking a deal to make its linear channel available to American viewers.

Insight TV will now be made available to 10 million viewers across the United States via Samsung’s TV Plus linear, live streaming service which offers free, live streaming of content to viewers who own a 2017 and 2018 Samsung connected TV or later.

American audiences will have access to hundreds of hours of Insight’s 4K UHD content across the lifestyle and entertainment genres, including Travel with a Goat, THRU and Road to Gymkhana Grid.

The distribution deal follows Insight’s launching of a 24-hour channel in Germany late last year.

All3Media International’s Guy Martin slate races to Latin America 

Indie distributor All3Media International has secured a package deal with Discovery to send its slate of Guy Martin-fronted programs to Discovery Turbo in Latin America.

Male-skewing channel Discovery Turbo has picked up all three seasons of Speed with Guy Martin (11 x 60 minutes; pictured), following Martin as he pushes the boundaries of the science of speed, alongside the hour-long one-off Speed with Guy Martin: F1 Special, which sees Martin in a head-to-head with Formula One legend David Coulthard in a variety of challenges.

The LatAm channel has also acquired the 90-minute Guy Martin: Spitfire Restoration, in which the mechanically minded speed addict restores one of the world’s most iconic fighter planes; Guy Martin Vs The Robot Car (60 minutes), which investigates autonomous vehicles; and Guy Martin: The World’s Fastest Van? (90 minutes), which sees Martin attempting to transform a Transit van into the fastest on the planet.

The programs are all produced by North One Television.

Elsewhere, Discovery Turbo has also snapped up Maverick Television’s fact-ent series Escape (5 x 60 minutes, for Channel 4), which places a group of engineers into a catastrophic scene in which they need to find a way to escape. In addition, the network has acquired the latest season, now in its 27th outing, of the acclaimed motoring magazine series Fifth Gear.

Post producer Harriet Colson returns to Clear Cut

London-based post-production studio Clear Cut Pictures has appointed Harriet Colson to the newly-created role of account manager.

Colson (pictured) previously worked as a post producer at Clear Cut in 2012. She worked on a variety of projects, including Bear Grylls: Breaking Point, Don’t Get Done, Get Dom and Time Scanners.

Before returning to Clear Cut, she served as post producer at The Farm, overseeing projects including Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor, The Invictus Games and James Corden’s The Late Late Show, and most recently as an account executive at Molinare, working across factual and comedy.

“Harriet is fantastically placed both to deliver and develop our services for our expanding client base,” said Rowan Bray, managing director at Clear Cut. “Her experience and can-do attitude will further strengthen our team and we look forward to embarking on new projects with her help.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

Menu

Search