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ITV commissions “Speed Freaks” from Keshet

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned the new unscripted car show Speed Freaks from Keshet Productions, Israeli mass media company Keshet’s production arm, for ITV4. Speed Freaks (6 x 52 minutes) ...
June 28, 2019

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned the new unscripted car show Speed Freaks from Keshet Productions, Israeli mass media company Keshet’s production arm, for ITV4.

Speed Freaks (6 x 52 minutes) sees entrepreneur and daredevil Zef Eisenberg attempting to break the British land speed record set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927 in a car he plans to engineer himself.

The series was commissioned for ITV4 by Paul Mortimer, head of digital channels, and Satmohan Panesar, commissioning editorĀ for factual entertainment. Executive producers are Stephanie Fox and David G. Williams from Keshet Productions. It is distributed by Keshet International.

“This high-octane series features a feast of items and VTs geared up to indulge anyone with an interest in cars, motorsports and engineering,” said Williams in a statement. “Zef’s need for speed and desire to break that land-speed record is infectious and makes for compelling viewing.”

Speed Freaks will air on ITV4 later this summer.

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