Zinc Media bags £2.8 million in new commissions

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by Mark Johnson

Zinc Media Group, the London-based TV and multimedia content producer, has announced a slate of new commissions totalling £2.8m in revenue across its portfolio of TV companies. 

The firm said its Glasgow based Tern Television subsidiary is in production for its third series of 'Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs' for BBC Two and BBC Scotland, as well as a number of high value single programmes including 'Britain's Worst Weather: 2019' for Channel 4, one for BBC Scotland and 'A Year to save My Life: George McGavin and Melanoma' for BBC Four, which aired this week.

Brook Lapping, the London based documentary and current affairs producer, has picked up a string of fast turnaround commissions and one-off singles including an 'Exposure' for ITV, a 'Panorama' titled 'The Race for Number 10' and 'The Trans Women Athlete Dispute with Martina Navratilova’, which both aired on BBC One this week, plus two other singles for BBC2 and BBC4.

Zinc's popular factual division Reef TV has recently transmitted the critically acclaimed BBC2 documentary David Harewood: 'Psychosis and Me', which aired as part of the BBC's mental health season and 'Brexit: Behind Closed Doors’, which followed the EU negotiating team through the last three years of the negotiation with the UK on leaving the European Union.

"I am really pleased with the raft of new business that our teams have secured.”, said Mark Browning, Chief Executive Officer at Zinc. 

“The recommission of some familiar titles is critical to future growth, but recently we have also won a significant number of high value singles and fast turnaround programmes. 

“This mixed economy of production revenues is crucial to building momentum, confidence and profile in the market place."

The Company plans to release its preliminary results for the year ending 30 June 2019 at the end of September.

Zinc’s shares were 3.6% higher at 26p in London following the announcement.

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