Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

All3 Cooks Up Optomen Deal

All3Media has now completed its takeover deal of Optomen Television, along with its US production arm and Gordon Ramsay's subsidiary One Potato Two Potato.
All3's deal, for 100% of the companies, can now boast a portfolio of cookery shows which include: Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen, Heston's Feast and Great British Menu.
All3 now have access to top Chef Ramsay and up and comer Mary Portas (Mary Queen of Shops). Chief Executive Officer at All3, Steve Morrison commented: "Pat Llewellyn and her team have done a wonderful job with Optomen, producing long-running, award-winning and genre-defining TV series one after another. And with One Potato Two Potato they have created a brilliant vehicle to make the most out of the unstoppable force of nature that is Gordon Ramsay."
Pat Llewellyn, Optomen Managing Director said: "The television landscape has changed dramatically and now feels like the right time to benefit from the scale and experience of All3Media. The support they'll give us on the business side will allow us to spend more time doing what we love most - working with the best talent to make fantastic programmes that people want to watch."
No official price has been released but the deal is believed to be worth around £40m. Ramsay is expected to net £5m from the agreement.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

AKA Design Furniture Stands Test Of Time At Decka Music
AKA Design has updated its original composing desk at Decka Music – which was installed nearly 18 years ago – to include an integrated Doepfler keyboa
Production News : BBC Two Series Back In Time Returns For Second Series
The popular Back In Time strand returns to BBC Two, with Sara Cox and social historian Polly Russell hosting as a family of five head Back In Time For
SyncBac PRO Delivers Significant Time Savings On 'Gold Rush'
SyncBac PRO, Timecode Systems' wireless embedded timecode sync solution for GoPro® cameras, has delivered substantial efficiency savings on series eig
Production News : Sky Sports Scholarship Programme Returns For A Third Time
The Sky Sports Scholarship Programme is returning for a third time, selecting a new group of rising stars who will benefit from unrivalled funding, ne
DHX Media Announces Deal With Youku
DHX Media is expanding its global reach through a deal with Youku, one of China's most popular streaming platforms, to launch its new Teletubbies seri
Production News : Jamie Oliver Signs New Deal With Channel 4
Channel 4 has teamed up with Jamie Oliver for a new three-year deal that will see the chef return with exclusive programmes for the broadcaster. In th
NPACT Signs Partnership Deal With Pond5
NPACT has signed a new partnership deal with Pond5. The agreement will see the stock-footage and creative-asset company become the first Gold Associat
Production News : BBC Extends Deal To Broadcast International Eastbourne Event
The BBC has reached a new deal to continue to broadcast the International Eastbourne Event. The agreement is an extension to the existing partnership
Qvest Media Announces New Deal With tpc switzerland ag
Qvest Media has announced a major new contract with tpc switzerland ag, for the media technology infrastructure of the new sports, news and technology
Sterling Event Group Signs Panasonic Deal
Sterling Event Group has announced a six-figure deal with Panasonic to allow it to offer the latest in projector technology in the UK. Sterling will b
dock10 Extends Deal With ITV Studios
dock10 has again extended its agreement with ITV Studios to support their production of a range of shows. The 3-year contract extension will see ITV S
Stage Electrics Scoops Deal For Riverside Studios
Stage Electrics has scooped won a £2 million contract for the supply and installation of specialist production lighting and audio-visual infrastructur
Taylor Swift Signs Deal With UMG
Singer Taylor Swift has signed a global recording agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. Under the
Production News : ITV Agrees Deal With Alchemy Entertainment
ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has struck a first time deal with Kate Sinclair's new production company, Alchemy Entertainment. Kate has e
Production News : E4 Agrees Major Development Deal
E4 has agreed a major development deal with the inimitable producers behind YouTube hit Wall of Comedy, and co-producers and stars of viral sensation,