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WaterBear partners with Jack Wolfskin

WaterBear Network, the free streaming platform dedicated to the future of the planet, has announced a multi-level brand partnership with Jack Wolfskin. The collaboration sees the global outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment brand become a founding partner of WaterBear Network, reaching audiences in 194 countries through impact-led storytelling and experiences. Jack Wolfskin’s dedicated channel on […]

March 29, 2022

BBC Three orders Eddie Hall doc

BBC Three has commissioned a new documentary with unique access to British strongman, Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall, and his journey to a climactic showdown with his arch-rival Thor Bjornsson, in what was dubbed ‘The Heaviest Boxing Match in History.’ Hall and Bjornsson used to be friends as they competed on the Strongman circuit. That changed […]

March 23, 2022

Curiosity launches FAST channel with LG

Curiosity, the global factual media and entertainment company, has partnered with LG to launch Curiosity Now, a free, ad-supported streaming channel, available as channel #277 on LG Channels on all LG Smart TV 4.0 and newer models. Curiosity Now offers select programming from a library of original and curated documentaries, shows and series across nature, […]

March 22, 2022

Apple TV+ ordered first Spanish-language drama

Apple TV+ has announced Midnight Family, a 10-episode medical drama created for television by Gibrán Portela (Güeros, The Untamed) and Julio Rojas (La Jauría), and executive produced by Pablo Larraín and Juan de Dios Larraín (Spencer, A Fantastic Woman), that marks its first all-Spanish-language Apple Original series. Currently in production in Mexico City, the series […]

March 15, 2022

Martine Vik Magnussen doc for discovery+ UK

Discovery UK has announced the commission of Martine: Chasing Justice (working title) , a new documentary series focused on the high-profile investigation into the murder of 23-year-old Norwegian student Martine Vik Magnussen. The series is set to premiere in the UK on discovery+ this autumn. With unique access to Martine’s family, featuring Martine’s father Odd-Petter […]

March 11, 2022

Netflix announces Ghosn doc

Netflix has announced a feature documentary, directed by Lucy Blakstad, chronicling the rise of businessman Carlos Ghosn, his internal rivalries, the tensions he sparked within Nissan-Renault and his dramatic arrest. In a press statement, Netflix said the French production “is a global investigative film with a team of talented journalists spanning France, Japan and the […]

March 10, 2022

The Loneliest Whale: The Search For 52 set for UK release

ILY Films are thrilled to announce the release of their original feature-length documentary, The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52. The documentary will be available on Digital Download from 4th April and on DVD from 11th April. None other than Hollywood legend Leonardo DiCaprio donated a huge $50,000 to the Kickstarter fund for this deep-dive documentary. The […]

March 7, 2022

Curiosity Stream announces 2022 originals

Curiosity, the global factual streaming service and media company, has announced a sneak peek into its 2022 slate of original series and feature-length documentary films, featuring more originals for Curiosity Stream and Curiosity Channel than any previous year. Several popular series are back for new seasons plus new titles showcasing compelling stories from biomimicry, asteroids, […]

February 25, 2022

World of Wonder announces Frockumentary

World of Wonder, the award-winning media company behind the Drag Race franchise and documentaries including The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Party Monster, announces its brand-new documentary series, Frockumentary (4×25’) will air weekly from March 15th exclusively on WOW Presents Plus; World of Wonder’s very own streaming platform. The series follows the lives of RuPaul’s […]

February 16, 2022

C4 appoints Documentary, Factual heads

Channel 4 has appointed Alisa Pomeroy and Shaminder Nahal as the new Heads of Documentaries and Specialist Factual respectively. “Documentaries and specialist factual programming have always been at the heart of the channel and these two appointments will ensure that Channel 4 remains the home of the most innovative, challenging and popular factual shows around,” […]

January 12, 2022