|Posted on July 26, 2021 at 7:20 PM||comments (1)|
News of Scotland's new FREE global TV channel Braw TV has finally been announced after delays due to the coronavirus pandemic stalled the project, which was announced for 2019.
The new channel, which will combine traditional and digital to connect global audiences with content produced in Scotland via TV, app and online, will see it's official media launch on 2nd October 2022 - the anniversary of the first ever TV broadcast almost 100 years ago by Scottish enterpreneur John Logie Baird in 1925. The roll-out of services will include an app, interactive events and teasers for exclusively produced new shows for the channel, such as The Authors Series, Ninety Eight Percent, All Dolled Up and Geeked. All shows - which will be produced by partnership with leading world brands and local businesses, will be fully interactive, with unique features to accompany the projects allowing audiences to communicate directly with producers and be part of the TV experience. The projects will showcase new talent, as well as familiar faces, and bring a much needed boost to the Scottish creative industry with over 100 new jobs and training opportunities.
Speaking about the launch of the new Braw TV Studios in Glasgow, which will produce content for the Braw TV channel, co-founder and executive producer Frank McGowan, said: "we're thrilled to announce the roll out of Braw TV services, beginning with teasers and content produced before and during the pandemic." He added: "Coronavirus saw some unique challenges for us as a business, but by teaming up with leaders in the entertainment industry, we're looking forward to reaching audiences who have been waiting for this and putting Scotland on the map globally."
The project, which was originally titled "Bad Pony TV" was concieved in 2012 by producers from Bad Pony Media, and through funding from local government and partnership with corporate sponsors including Microsoft and Nokia to produce content, began development until the project went into hiatus in 2015 after the frontpage news of producer https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/man-speaks-out-sexual-assault-woman-cheryl-cottrell-glasgow-sheriff-court-a7995021.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Frank McGowan being assaulted in a homophobic attack which left him with PTSD. The project was picked up again in 2018 following his recovery - and he has since gathered support from Hollywood friends, including Bill Murray, Robin Shelby, Whoopi Goldberg and Oliver Robins.
Teasers and promos are expected at the end of the summer. For more details please email [email protected]
|Posted on February 14, 2021 at 3:20 AM||comments (39)|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14-02-2021:
EX-LONDON GANGSTER REVEALS ALL ON NEW SCOTS AUTHORS SERIES:
A new half-hour TV show that was filmed during lockdown in GLASGOW is set to promote the work of writers and entrepreneurs “doing good” in their local community via FACEBOOK.
Production on THE AUTHORS SERIES had stalled after just a few episodes due to the pandemic - however, BAFTA celebrated producer/director FRANK McGOWAN decided to showcase the episodes via social media and make them interactive.
McGowan, (38), said: “These authors have such amazing stories, and the journey which has brought them to where they are now doing great things in their community is just so inspiring. We’re looking forward to filming more episodes as soon as we’re able to get back into the studio, and have decided to keep the interactive format which features clips from viewers at home telling us about the books they love.”
Episode one with STEPHEN GILLEN airs tonight at 8pm via The Authors Series page on Facebook (search “The Authors Series”), and will be accompanied by a live Q&A with director FRANK McGOWAN and presenter CHRISTINE CORBETT. Gillen talks in-depth about his global best-selling book THE MONKEY PUZZLE TREE, which is already set to be a major motion picture directed by KIERAN SUCHET and shares his own personal story of redemption and transformation, going from the streets of Belfast during the troubles to his life now as a global thought leader and peace ambassador.
"It was great coming to Glasgow," said ex-gangster Gillen, "it's a great city with great people - and we had a lot of fun with the team from The Authors Series, and look forward to seeing the finished episode and more collaborations."
The show is produced by multi-award-winning film and TV Production Company BAD PONY MEDIA, who are part of a team behind the launch of the new global Scottish Braw TV channel - which although delayed to a 2021 launch, boasts an elite new line-up of programming from Scotland. Upcoming episodes of “The Authors Series” include Scottish writer/producer M.J. Martin – author of ‘Evil Is’, and Amazon best-selling author Wendy Andrew - who penned ‘How to Recover from Pet Loss’ during the first lockdown to help those grieving the death of a beloved companion animal. Episodes are presented by CHRISTINE CORBETT and ANDY COWLE.
Christine Corbett, said: “The show has so many amazing guests and stories. You won’t want to miss it.”
[PHOTO: Stephen Gillen is pictured with presenter Christine Corbett after being asked on-camera in a light-hearted moment for a “square go” since he was in Glasgow for filming.]
For more information please contact +44(0)7950 919 487, or email [email protected] and visit www.badponymediagroup.co.uk for details of all current Scottish film and TV projects and productions including ‘The Authors Series’.