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REG - Zinc Media Group PLC - Zinc's Tern TV secures BBC commission worth £2.75m

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RNS Number : 0438F  Zinc Media Group PLC  17 March 2022

17(th) March 2022

 

 

Zinc Media Group plc

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

 

Zinc Media Group's Tern TV secures BBC commission worth £2.75m

 

 

Zinc Media Group plc (AIM: ZIN), the TV and multimedia content producer, is
pleased to announce that Tern TV has been awarded the contract for BBC ONE's
Sunday Morning Live programme, following an open competitive tender launched
in September 2021.

 

Tern TV is Zinc Media Group's production company based in Scotland and
Northern Ireland.  Tern TV has, in partnership with Green Inc, secured a
two-year BBC commission worth £2.75m. The contract, which is the largest
commission for Tern TV to date and the first live programme for the Group,
extends the weekly magazine show for BBC ONE to two series per year.

 

Sunday Morning Live which broadcasts on BBC ONE is a highly successful series,
delivering stories of faith and ethics with diverse voices from across the UK.
The programme will continue to be fronted by a roster of presenters who will
explore the ethical and religious issues of the day and discuss the week's
talking points.

 

The series, which will be made by Tern TV Belfast in partnership with Green
Inc also based in Belfast, accelerates growth of the Group's Northern Ireland
business. These two highly-respected companies are both indigenous champions
of the Northern Ireland sector. Tern TV has made over a hundred hours of
religious programmes for the BBC, won many awards for this output, and is
widely recognised as a leading specialist factual and faith and ethics
producer. Green Inc is a multi-award-winning company with a proven track
record in successfully delivering ambitious, live, large-scale, multi-camera
shows, and has specialised in entertainment and factual-entertainment formats
for over 25 years.

 

Mark Browning, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

 

"This is another milestone moment for the Group and for Tern TV in Northern
Ireland. Winning this contract propels the Group into live television. It
vindicates our investment in Nations and Regions production and provides a
bedrock of forward booked revenue from which to further grow our production
business."

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

 

 Zinc Media Group plc                                    +44 (0) 20 7878 2311
 Mark Browning, CEO / Will Sawyer, CFO
 www.zincmedia.com (http://www.zincmedia.com)

 Singer Capital Markets (Nominated Advisers and Broker)  +44 (0) 20 7496 3000
 Mark Taylor / George Tzimas

 IFC Advisory Ltd (Financial PR)                         +44 (0) 20 3934 6630
 Graham Herring / Zach Cohen

 

 

About Zinc Media Group

 

Zinc Media Group plc is a leading television and content creation group.

 

The award-winning and critically acclaimed television labels comprise
Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record, Red Sauce, Supercollider and Tern
Television and produce programmes across a wide range of factual genres for UK
and international channels.

 

Zinc Communicate specialises in developing cross-platform content for brands,
businesses and partners.  For further information on Zinc Media please visit
www.zincmedia.com (http://www.zincmedia.com/)

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