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Zinc Media Group PLC
25 June 2018

25 June 2018


Zinc Media Group plc ("Zinc Media" or the "Company")


TV Commission Awards


Zinc Media is pleased to announce that its recent acquisition, Tern Television Productions Limited ("Tern Television"), has won two new TV commissions worth, in aggregate, more than £2 million.


Channel 4 has commissioned two further series of the hit show 'Emergency Helicopter Medics' for transmission on the More 4 channel.  The two further series will consist of 20 x 60 minute episodes, to be delivered during 2019 and 2020.  'Emergency Helicopter Medics' follows the teams of flying medics on the UK's leading Air Ambulances as they save lives in the critical 'golden hour' using pioneering frontline medicine. Utilising Channel 4 fixed-rig camera techniques inside the helicopters and filmed by specialist operators on the ground, the series documents stories which are visceral and immediate.  The first series was one of More 4's highest rating new titles of 2018.


Channel 5 has commissioned a 1 x 180 minutes special, 'Soaps' Most Controversial Storylines'.  This programme will reveal the secrets behind drama's biggest moments when fiction borrowed from fact, with shocking results.  Journalistically driven, mixing 'never before told' revelations from current and ex-soap stars plus the producers and writers behind some of the most sensational storylines ever written, the film explores the grey line between real life and fantasy.  How did the Lockerbie Disaster inform the infamous Emmerdale plane crash? How did the Terence Higgins Trust work with EastEnders on Mark Fowler's HIV storyline? From baby swapping to lesbian kisses, male rape to incest the film celebrates and investigates Britain's best loved soaps, stars and their stories.


David Galan, Chief Executive Officer, commented:


"We are delighted with the continued strong performance of our most recent acquisition, Tern Television.  The significant recent commission wins reinforce the rationale for the acquisition.  Tern Television continues to win long running series and repeatable formats, which is exactly the type of business Zinc Media strives to win due to its recurring nature and significant order size.  Harry Bell, Managing Director of Tern Television, and his team continue to build Tern Television into one of the largest independent TV producers in Scotland and Northern Ireland.  We also expect to announce further TV commissions across other of the Company's subsidiaries in due course."


For further information, please contact:


Zinc Media Group plc                                                                  +44 (0) 20 7878 2311

Peter Bertram, Chairman

David Galan,CEO



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 Group is currently engaged in progressing its 'buy and build' consolidation strategy within the fragmented UK independent TV production industry. 

The core television production division comprises five award winning and critically acclaimed television production companies: Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record, Reef Television and recently acquired Tern Television, whose brands produce television and radio programmes for both UK and international broadcasters. Recent recognition for the Company includes 2017 BAFTA nominations for 'Inside Obama's White House' and 'Born to Vlog', in addition to five awards at the EVCOM Screen Awards for short form film.

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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