Celebrating two series deal with Sky and scripted development deal with BBC
7 April 2016, London – BAFTA-winning independent television and radio production company CPL Productions and multiple award-winning comedian and author Harry Hill announced the launch of Nit TV today.
The new joint venture will see CPL Productions and Harry Hill growing the company together, with CPL acting as the production company for all programmes.
The first commission on their slate is for a two series deal (8 x 30’) with Sky for comedy cookery show Harry Hill’s Tea-Time – a programme featuring Harry’s usual brand of madcap family friendly fun with special star guests.
Celia Taylor, Head of Non-Scripted Commissioning and Richard Ackerman, Commissioning Editor, at Sky, have commissioned the series. Executive Producers are Mobashir Dar, Murray Boland and Danielle Lux for CPL Productions / Nit TV.
Nit TV has also tied up a script development deal with the BBC for a sitcom created by, and starring, Harry Hill. Based on his best-selling comic-memoir, Livin’ The Dreem: A Year In My Life…Probably, it promises a heady mix of tall tales from Harry’s life at home with his mum and even taller tales of celebrity encounters from the centre of the showbiz whirlwind, Bexhill.
Harry Hill commented today: “It’s great to be working with Danielle and Murray at CPL and finally finding a permanent home for all my TV ideas. This new teatime show is a natural fit for Sky – we’re both risk takers! The sitcom idea is one that’s been bubbling under for a while and I’m looking forward to working with Shane Allen at BBC Comedy who’s been a great supporter of mine.”
CPL Productions Managing Director Danielle Lux commented: “We’re overjoyed to be collaborating with Harry Hill, one of the UK’s most popular and unique performers over the last two decades. His creative vision and irreverent approach is a perfect fit for CPL.”
CPL Productions Creative Director Murray Boland added: “We love Harry and these fantastic deals with Sky and the BBC are just the start of a dynamic and lively future for Nit TV.”
A large focus of our work as unit publicists includes promoting Wales as an ideal filming location. We’ve built strong relationships with local and national governments, BAFTA Cymru and the Welsh media to ensure the production is perceived as a leader in the Welsh creative industries.
As such, we’ve organised screenings in Neath and Cardiff in association with the Welsh government and BAFTA, along with organising masterclasses at the local universities and working with different levels of government in cross-promotional activities.
We work closely with US broadcaster Starz and international partner FOX International to ensure we have strong and varied photography and EPK material. We’ve built strong relationships with the cast and have organised international promotional activity such as the series launch in Florence and appearances at multiple Comic Cons worldwide.
We produce our own behind the scenes content for fans, including videos to showcase the incredibly talented production.