Channel 4 has commissioned a third series of Embarrassing Bodies: Live From the Clinic, the award winning fully interactive series which allows viewers to see a doctor `out of hours’, obtaining medical advice whilst learning more about their condition, without leaving their own homes. The Embarrassing Bodies doctors will be joined by a team of GPs and specialists to provide live consultations to as many viewers as possible via Skype, in a purpose-built state of the art studio, in the heart of Europe's biggest hospital for acute treatment in Birmingham.
CBBC have recommissioned Operation Ouch for a new 10 part series, following a successful first outing for the children’s medical series featuring twin doctors, Chris and Xand Van Tulleken.
Sarah Eglin, previously Executive Producer of Embarrassing Bodies, Live from the Clinic and Last Chance Salon (Discovery), becomes Head of Programmes, Birmingham. Sarah will oversee all production in Birmingham. Anya Francis becomes staff Executive Producer, with responsibilities including Live from the Clinic series 3. Dan Jones becomes Creative Director, Digital, and joins Maverick's board.
Maverick’s Live From The Clinic digital team has picked up an RTS Midlands Award for Digital Innovation and a BIMA (British Interactive Media Award) in the Public Life category.
Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic has received nominations for Best Digital Innovation and Best Factual Programme at the Royal Television Society Midlands Centre Awards. The Awards Ceremony takes place on Thursday 22nd November.
Maverick Television's award-winning digital team will provide multiplatform support for In Real Life. BAFTA winning Beeban Kidron (Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason) will direct the film which explores what it is like to grow up in public, and how modern youths create a sense of identity. In a world where each western teen is the subject of their own virtual world, an object of others and, at all times, a spectator of all, the film poses the question of how the scrutiny and public nature of the modern world impact on the creation of identity. BSKYB and The British Film Institute have commissioned the Cross Street Films/Studio Lambert production for cinematic release and exclusive UK television broadcast on Sky Atlantic HD.
Today at Mipcom, it has been announced that Maverick will produce a number of new YouTube channels, including Daily Mix (beauty and makeover) and Body Talk Daily (women's lifestyle), with these first channels due to launch in early December.
Daily Mix is a new beauty and makeover YouTube channel featuring celebrity make up looks, amazing hair how-to’s and unbelievable transformations. Daily Mix is hosted by some of the UK's biggest YouTube stars including Pixiwoo. Tanya Burr, Wayne Goss, Jim Chapman and Ruth Crilly, with more than 1.2 million subscribers between them. There’ll be celebrity guest interviews, fantastic giveaways and for subscribers; the chance to be in the makeover chair! New content will be launched each weekday, making Daily Mix, a daily must.
Body Talk Daily
Body Talk Daily is a new women's lifestyle YouTube channel for busy women, focusing on healthy living - from 10 minute yoga, pilates and fitness workouts and speedy low fat recipes, to sex, health and style advice with a weekly dose of lifestyle news, gossip and chat. With new content launched each weekday, the channel features experts, YouTube stars and TV faces coming together to create an hour of original content every week.
The channels will be managed by All3Media, and form part of their growing network of channels, which already boasts more than 350,000 subscribers. Social agency Gleam Digital will also partner on Daily Mix. Jo Smith has been recruited as Series Producer, with credits including How to Look Good Naked, Embarrassing Bodies, One Born Every Minute and 24 Hours in A&E.
Dan Jones, Head of Multiplatform and Executive Producer of the channels for Maverick said: "We are delighted to be producing these and other YouTube channels, and see this is a brilliant opportunity to expand our award-winning multiplatform work, grow formats and talent, and to develop original content for a global audience.”
We're delighted that Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic has received two nominations at the 2012 British Interactive Media Awards. The awards take place on 22nd November 2012 - congratulations to all the team.
The full shortlist is available on the BIMA website >
The opening episodes of Maverick’s Island Hospital (ITV1, Fridays at 8pm) have achieved fantastic ratings of over three million viewers. And there’s been a further benefit for the tourist industry in Guernsey, where local hotels have reported a huge increase in bookings. The Visit Guernsey website has also enjoyed a 400% increase in traffic since the hugely popular series began on ITV1.
The BFI has described Maverick’s award winning corporate film for PEF as “ a test case in the power of film to promote social causes... Finely executed, emotionally affecting, it’s also richly thought-provoking when viewed through the lens of history”.