Tuesday 21st March
Today multi-award winning broadcaster UKTV announced it will be co-producing Zak Bagans new 12 x 60' paranormal show Help! My House is Haunted! with MY Entertainment and Back2Back Productions for its free-to-air entertainment channel Really.
The 12 x 60' series was created by Zak Bagans, the creator, executive producer and host of US series Ghost Adventures and will feature an expert team of international investigators, Chris Fleming, Sandy Landar and Barri Ghai. Families in homes they believe are haunted present a case file of paranormal activities to the experts who research historical evidence. Using years of expertise and highly specialised technical equipment, the team sets to work to find answers to the unexplained, and free homeowners from unwelcome spirits or learn how to coexist with them.
The new series was ordered by Emma Sparks, UKTV's acquisitions and co-production manager, and Really general manager Luke Hales. The Executive Producers are Zak Bagans, David Notman-Watt for Back2Back and Michael Yudin for MY Entertainment.
Emma Sparks, acquisitions and co-production manager, UKTV said:
Our viewers love Zak so we're thrilled to have another 'Zak Bagans' show exclusive to Really. I am delighted to be working with Michael, Zak and David on this brand new series, My Entertainment are leaders in the paranormal genre so we know we'll have a hit series and it's great that the team will be coming over to the UK to investigate the paranormal activity in our family homes.
Michael Yudin, CEO, MY Entertainment said:
We launched a unique global development strategy a few years ago and it is proving to be a successful one. The combination of Emma Sparks, Zak Bagans, David Notman-Watt and Alfred Haber makes for a unique and formidable team. The truth is, this would have never happened without Emma's foresight and determination. It is so great to work with an executive who is open minded and committed to trying new ways of doing business, and expand on the success of their paranormal programming.
David Notman-Watt, Back2Back said:
Zak Bagans and Michael Yudin take paranormal programming to a new level, and back2back are thrilled to be partnering with them both. With this series UKTV are setting out to explore house hauntings around the UK that defy belief, telling stories that will raise the bar in ghost adventures to even greater heights.
The series will air on Really early 2018, home to Ghost Adventures in the UK and paranormal event #Frightday.
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Really is a leading real life TV channel, offering viewers an exhilarating, emotional roller coaster of programming. Championing astounding documentaries, real life crime stories and lifestyle programming plus premier paranormal content. Free to air channel Really offers a compelling variety of real life and lifestyle favourites including documentaries such as Embarrassing Bodies, Helicopter Heroes, I Survived Evil and One Born Every Minute, lifestyle titles such as Homes Under The Hammer, DIY SOS and Escape to the Country as well as being the leading paranormal broadcaster with titles such as Paranormal Witness, Most Haunted and Ghost Adventures.
UKTV is the multi-award winning media company that reaches over 42 million viewers every month.
UKTV's eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, Watch, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food - include the most popular non-PSB channel in the UK and account for 9% of the British commercial TV market. The company's most recent financial results showed record-breaking year-end revenue of £278m, and EBITDA of £67.4m. It invested a record £125m in programming and related launches last year, and is becoming an increasingly significant investor in UK creativity.
UKTV has a truly innovative model, curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC, alongside programmes originally shown on ITV and Channel 4. The network embraces technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories. Now celebrating its 22nd year at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) - is proud to be the only British television broadcaster to be recognised by Best Companies.
About MY Entertainment
MY Entertainment is a successful independent production company with a proven track record of creating cutting-edge content and pioneering new business models with broadcasters and advertisers. MY Entertainment is best known for innovative formats, great storytelling, compelling characters and high production values. The company has produced series across a wide variety of genres delivering both ratings and renewals for its partners such as: Discovery, A&E, National Geographic, Lifetime, Spike, MTV, Comedy Central, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery, Oxygen, Nickelodeon, Food Network, Animal Planet, Logo, IFC, TruTV and CMT. Based in New York with offices in Los Angeles, MY Entertainment has been at the forefront of the international business, co-producing series in Canada and the UK and forging strong relationships with independent producers around the world to co-develop original formats for the global market. Founded in 2000 by Michael Yudin, who began his career in advertising, the company is also a leader in branded entertainment, producing shows for Reebok, Jenny Craig, Schick and Stolichnya Vodka.