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UK’s award-winning CPL Productions extends deal with Red Arrow Studios

UK’s award-winning CPL Productions extends deal with Red Arrow Studios
Award-winning UK based production company CPL Productions have extended its multi-year deal with Red Arrow Studios.

CPL Productions became part of Red Arrow Studios in 2012, and has grown into one of the UK’s most respected and acclaimed independent producers. Current and recent shows include newly announced Channel 4 quiz series Quizness (working title) fronted by comedian Tom Allen; Sky One’s double BAFTA-winning series A League of Their Own, now in its 15th season, the US version Game On! for CBS, and multiple spin-off series; multi award-winning Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes and Married At First Sight – all for Channel 4; returning comedy show There’s Something About Movies for Sky One; and multiple new series through their partnerships with leading UK talent.

Red Arrow Studios International distributes all of CPL’s acclaimed content, with global tape and format sales including A League of Their Own, Married at First Sight UK, and Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, which has sold as a format to over 14 territories.

Earlier this month, CPL was commissioned by Channel 4 to produce new 6 x 60’ quiz series Quizness (working title) fronted by comedian Tom Allen. The new format was commissioned following an innovative run-through programme which Channel 4’s Head of Entertainment, Phil Harris, introduced to develop ideas from independent production companies sustainably and affordably.

In November, CPL’s hit social experiment formats The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes and Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, both for Channel 4, won two prestigious awards: a Grierson Award for The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes, and an International Emmy Award for Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, which has also previously won a Grierson. Meanwhile Married At First Sight continues to be one of Channel 4’s biggest reality TV success stories and was recently recommissioned with a revamped format securing the series in the Channel 4 schedules.

CPL Productions recently announced that Sky in the UK had ordered a new season of their hit entertainment show Rob & Romesh Vs, which is now airing on Sky One; and they are shooting the next instalment in the A League of Their Own Road trip series, featuring Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Romesh Ranganathan. Other recent series include the third season of There’s Something About Movies for Sky with Alan Carr, Jennifer Saunders and Michael Sheen, top rating kids’ gameshow Don’t Unleash the Beast for CITV, produced with Tiny House Productions, and spoken word series Life & Rhymes for Sky Arts in collaboration with the MAMA Youth Project.
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