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Tim Carter unveils Multistory Media, the new name for Shiver

Tim Carter unveils Multistory Media, the new name for Shiver, as the label tops off a strong year with shows in production across all channels 

23rd MAY 2019 - Tim Carter today unveils MultiStory Media, the new name for Shiver, as the ITV Studios label tops off a strong year with shows in production across the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, UKTV, Discovery and the global SVODs.

Carter joined the label 18 months ago and during that time, with Group Creative Director Ana de Moraes, has focused the company on securing commissions for new and returning formats across all channels and platforms. This has included Piers Morgan Life Stories; The Comedy Years; All Star Musicals; Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs  (ITV); Britain’s Best Junior Doctors (BBC 2), Come Dine with Me; Embarrassing Pets (Channel 4), Red Arrows (Channel 5) and David Jason’s Planes, Trains and Automobiles (UKTV) with a raft of new commissions to be announced shortly.

Carter has also strengthened the executive team, housed from bases in London, Manchester and Cardiff, with the appointment of de Moraes (First Dates, The Choir) to lead creative growth, focusing on returning formats. Reporting to Ana are Ceri Aston (Dragons Den) as Creative Director MultiStory North, and Head of Factual Entertainment Simone Haywood (Tattoo Fixers, LegoMasters, Celebs Go Dating). They join the rest of the senior creative team: Head of Documentaries Mark Rubens (Peston), Mike Blair Head of Current Affairs (Tonight, The Martin Lewis Money Show), Richard Hastings (All Star Musicals) who heads up Entertainment and Executive Producer Mark Scantlebury (For the Love of Dogs).

MultiStory Media has also diversified into drama. Wild Bill, in association with 42 and Anonymous Content, is the label’s debut scripted commission which stars and is executive produced by internationally acclaimed actor Rob Lowe and will be on ITV in June.

Tim Carter, Managing Director MultiStory Media said: “Multistory Media describes the label today – a diverse team of passionate story-tellers and entertainers, creating shows across the country for every broadcaster, and in every genre.

“And what a remarkable range of genres we’re telling our stories in, from politics and current affairs, through documentaries, factual entertainment, entertainment, and all the way to high-end drama.”

The company is behind new and returning series including Tonight, the nation’s most watched Current Affairs series which celebrates 20 years on air this year;  Martin Lewis  ‘the most trusted man in Britain’;  the ‘Up’ series, which has been voted the “greatest-ever achievement in documentary film-making’ and is on ITV in June; and Come Dine With Me, one of the world’s most prolific factual entertainment format with over 14,000 episodes produced around the globe.

Along with adding drama with Wild Bill, other milestones this year include a BAFTA nomination for Best Single Documentary for School for Stammerers, and a work culture hailed by Broadcast as one of ‘The Best Places to Work in TV’ in 2019.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment handles international distribution for MultiStory Media.

Tim joined MultiStory Media in early 2018, from Twenty Twenty, where he was CEO of the Warner Bros. owned production company. Under Tim’s leadership, Twenty Twenty built a reputation as a leading producer of documentary, specialist factual and factual entertainment formats, a robust children’s business and a burgeoning scripted slate. They created a raft of BAFTA, RTS and Emmy award-winning shows for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 including World’s Strictest Parents, The Hoarder Next Door and Garrow’s Law, several of which have become global brands. Carter directly oversaw much of Twenty Twenty’s output including Channel 4’s First Dates and The Choir franchise for the BBC.