BBC Worldwide has strengthened its partnership with All3Media Germany, in the jointly-owned production company Tower Productions by combining both format catalogues into one definitive collection.
Production will continue solely under the Tower Productions brand, which will have exclusive access to both BBC Worldwide’s and All3Media’s catalogues of non-scripted formats. MME (Me, Myself & Eye Entertainment) will no longer be promoting its market presence as a separate company with its staff transferring to Tower Productions.
Arne Kreutzfeldt has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Tower Productions. Previously Kreutzfeldt was executive producer and Head of Factual Entertainment Programming at both Tower Productions and MME. Philipp Schmid, previously executive producer at BBC Worldwide, will be bringing added strength to Tower Productions management as Creative Director and Deputy Managing Director.
Tobi de Graaff, EVP, Western Europe, Global Markets, BBC Worldwide commented “Combining the two great format catalogues under one banner will make Tower a production power-house. I can’t imagine there being a more interesting and successful catalogue, with international hits ranging from Dancing with the Stars and Top Gear to Four in a Bed and Undercover Boss, to rival this partnership. With this new direction for Tower Productions in place we look to explore further opportunities in Western Europe.”