RDF Media Group PLC
08 November 2007
8th November 2007
RDF Media Group plc ('RDF' or 'the Group')
ITV FORMALLY LIFTS RDF NEW COMMISSION SUSPENSION
RDF Media Group plc, a leading television production and distribution company,
is pleased to announce that ITV has confirmed, today, that it has lifted the
temporary suspension on new commissions from RDF and normal commissioning
relations are able to resume with immediate effect.
RDF Media Group plc
Alice Robertson (email@example.com) +44(0)20 7013 4368
Hogarth Partnership Limited
Andrew Jaques, Julian Walker, Vicky Watkins +44(0)20 7357 9477
Erik Anderson/ Andrew Craig + 44(0)20 7597 400
About RDF (www.rdfmedia.com)
The RDF Media Group is a group of companies that creates, acquires and
distributes compelling television content, mainly in the factual, entertainment,
drama and children's programming genres. The Group seeks to maximise the
worldwide commercial value of this intellectual property through its rights
exploitation division. RDF was founded in 1993 and floated on AIM in May 2005.
In the year to 31 January 2007, the Group earned revenues of almost £100m.
Through its group members RDF Television, RDF USA, IWC Media, Touchpaper
Television, Presentable, Radar TV, The Foundation & The Comedy Unit the Group
makes television programmes for all the UK terrestrial broadcasters, a number of
secondary UK channels as well as several US Network and cable broadcasters. It
also sells programmes and formats to broadcasters worldwide and exploits
secondary rights such as DVDs and merchandising through RDF Rights & Pangea
Key shows include: Wife Swap - Channel Four/ ABC (US); Location Location
Location and Relocation Relocation - Channel 4; The Basil Brush Show - CBBC;
Ladette to Lady - ITV1; Scrapheap Challenge - Channel 4; A Room with a View -
ITV1; Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands - Channel 4; The Secret Millionaire -
Channel 4; Mountain - BBC One; Dickinson's Real Deal - ITV1.
RDF has won numerous awards for its programming including a number of BAFTAs,
RTS awards, the Rose d'Or at Montreux and an International Emmy. In 2003, 2004
and 2005 RDF was voted the most respected and admired independent producer by
its peers and won Broadcast's Best Independent Production Company award in 2002,
2004 and 2006. IWC Media won the award in 2003 and RDF Rights won Broadcast's
Distributor Peer Poll in September 2007.
RDF has offices in London, Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff, Maidstone, Bristol, New
York and Los Angeles and the Group employs about 600 people.
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