£4.8 million of New Commissions
10 September 2019
Zinc Media Group plc ("Zinc Media" or the "Company")
Zinc Media announces £4.8 million of new commissions for new financial year
Zinc Media Group plc (AIM: ZIN), the leading TV and multimedia content producer, is pleased to announce new commissions, contributing to the current financial year totalling £4.8m, including three returning series, across its portfolio of TV companies.
Reef TV, the Company's London-based popular factual company, secured repeat commissions of two big series. '[Police] Code Zero', a docuseries exposing dangerous situations faced by UK police forces, is back in production for Channel 5 and 'Critical Incident', a series telling the stories of emergency service workers assaulted in the line of duty, will go into production for another series on BBC One. These new commissions are significant for the Reef business, which struggled in FY18, and provides a strong platform for the new financial year.
Glasgow based Tern TV continues its strong performance with a repeat commission of Emergency Helicopter Medics for More 4 as well as confirming a brand new ten hour trauma series commission from the channel. They have also been commissioned to produce Britain's Wildest Weather 4 for C4.
Brook Lapping, the London-based documentary and current affairs producer is in production for a one-off and a returning series for BBC4, as well as a documentary production for ITV. It also recently transmitted a one-off programme on the current political turmoil presented by Jeremy Paxman for Channel 5.
Blakeway, Zinc Media's London-based specialist factual company, has secured a historical documentary series for Channel 5 and a second history programme as a international co-production in association with the BBC.
Finally, Zinc's Manchester based indie, Blakeway North, has also secured a commission for BBC3 and BBC Learning.
Mark Browning, Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"These commissions represent a strong start to the new financial year for our TV businesses. I am particularly pleased with the performance of Reef TV in the last few months, while Tern, Brook Lapping and Blakeway London continue to deliver strong commissions and build healthy pipelines for the rest of the year."
For further information, please contact:
Zinc Media Group plc +44 (0) 20 7878 2311
N+1 Singer (NOMAD and Joint Broker to Zinc Media) +44 (0) 20 7496 3000
Mark Taylor / Lauren Kettle
Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited (Joint Broker)
+44 (0) 20 7469 0932
Martin Lampshire / Duncan Vasey / Eran Zucker
Notes to Editors
Zinc Media Group plc is a leading British based TV and multimedia content producer, specialising in factual production, and operates three divisions: television production, digital communications and publishing.
The core television production division comprises five award winning and critically acclaimed television production companies: Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record, Reef Television and Tern Television, whose brands produce television and radio programmes for both UK and international broadcasters.
The communications division specialises in creating communications strategies and behaviour change programmes, campaigns and resources for corporates, charities and government departments. This division runs a contract for Transport for London.
The publishing division publishes homeowner-planning guidelines for local authorities across the UK and sells trader advertising in those guidelines.
For further information on Zinc Media please visit: http://www.zincmedia.com/
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