Stellify Media

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Stellify Media
Joint venture
IndustryTelevision production
Founded20 March 2014; 5 years ago (2014-03-20)
FoundersKieran Doherty
Matthew Worthy
HeadquartersBelfast, Northern Ireland
London, England
ParentSony Pictures Entertainment
Websitestellifymedia.com

Stellify Media is a Northern Irish television production company. Stellify was formed by Kieran Doherty and Matthew Worthy as a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television.[1] Stellify are best known for successfully rebooting the UK version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? with Jeremy Clarkson for ITV, and Blind Date with Paul O'Grady for Channel 5.[2]

Background[edit]

On 20 March 2014, Doherty and Worthy launched the production company Stellify Media as a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television. Doherty and Worthy jointly develop and executive produce all of Stellify's content.[1] Stellify are primarily based in Belfast and also have headquarters in London.

List of programs[edit]

Can't Touch This (2016)[edit]

Can't Touch This is a BBC One physical game show hosted by Zoë Ball and Ashley Banjo, with voice-over provided by Sue Perkins. If a contestant touches a prize they win the prize.[3]

Goodbye House (2017)[edit]

Goodbye House is a property show on RTÉ One in which siblings must compete to find the perfect 'down-sized' home for their parents.[4]

Don't Say It... Bring It! (2017)[edit]

Don't Say It... Bring It! is a game show on Dave that involved contestants having to physically find the answers to questions and bring them back to host Jason Byrne in order to win money.[5]

In Solitary: The Anti-Social Experiment (2017)[edit]

In Solitary: The Anti-Social Experiment is a Channel 5 entertainment format that tests whether or not three members of the public can withstand being in solitary confinement for up to 5 days. George Lamb hosts and also participates.[6]

Space Truckers (2017)[edit]

Space Truckers is a BBC One Northern Ireland formatted-documentary about Ryan Milligan, an Ardglass trucker and astrophysicist, who is tasked with transporting a supercomputer for the LOFAR space telescope from The Netherlands to Ireland.[7]

Blind Date (2017–2018)[edit]

A revival of the classic UK dating show that aired on Channel 5, hosted by Paul O'Grady and voiced over by Melanie Sykes; this was co-produced with So Television.[8]

Blind Date Ireland (2017)[edit]

Stellify Media also produced an Irish version of the hit show, hosted by IFTA Award winning comedian Al Porter that aired on TV3 in 2017; this was co-produced with Al's company Pink Tie Productions.[9]

Beauty Queen and Single (2017–2018)[edit]

Beauty Queen & Single is a dating format on BBC One Northern Ireland where 6 beauty queens go on a series of dates with no make-up to see if they can make a connection that is more than skin deep. Show stars Orlaith McAllister, Gemma Garrett, Ashleigh Coyle, Rebecca Maguire, Amira Graham and Karen Montague.[10]

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (2018)[edit]

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the game show, a week of special episodes aired on ITV, with Jeremy Clarkson as host;[11] the revival received mostly positive reviews from critics and fans, and, as well as high viewing figures, led to ITV renewing the show for another series with Clarkson returning as host. It will air for ten episodes starting 1 January 2019.[12]

A Taste of Home (2018)[edit]

A Taste of Home is a BBC One Northern Ireland cookery format in which exotic international dishes are prepared for local guests; this was co-produced with Afro-Mic Productions.[13]

Gino's Win Your Wish List (2018)[edit]

Gino's Win Your Wish List is a Channel 5 game show hosted by Gino D'Acampo, in which families answer questions to win prizes from their wish list.[14]

Celebs in Solitary (2018)[edit]

Celebs in Solitary is a celebrity edition of In Solitary: The Anti-Social Experiment on Channel 5, in which Anthea Turner, Professor Green, Eddie Hall, and Shazia Mirza attempt to spend five days in solitary confinement. Presented by George Lamb.[15]

Parents' Evening (2018)[edit]

Parents' Evening is a BBC One Northern Ireland documentary series that goes inside the most important night of the high school calendar – the parent-teacher meeting.[16]

Hot Right Now (2018)[edit]

Hot Right Now is a BBC One Northern Ireland topical talk show, in which Vinny Hurrell is joined by Gemma Garrett, Orlaith McAllister, Rebecca Maguire and Ashleigh Coyle as they take to the road to explore the unique quirks of Northern Ireland, they then discuss how they get on back in studio as the team review their adventures in a way only they can.[17]

Flinch (2019)[edit]

Flinch is a physical gameshow for Netflix.[18] The show is hosted by Seann Walsh, Lloyd Griffith, and Desiree Burch.[19]

There's No Place Like Tyrone (2019)[edit]

There's No Place Like Tyrone is Northern Ireland's first ever constructed reality show. [20] The show is based around farmers in County Tyrone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sony Pictures Television Launches Northern Ireland Production Company Stellify Media | Deadline. Retrieved 20 March 2014
  2. ^ Shows | Stellify Media. Retrieved 30 May 2018
  3. ^ BBC One – Can't Touch This. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  4. ^ Goodbye House – Monday 12 June 2017 – RTÉ Player. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  5. ^ Don't Say It Bring It | Dave Channel. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  6. ^ In Solitary: The Anti-Social Experiment – Channel 5. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  7. ^ BBC One – Space Truckers. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  8. ^ Blind Date – Channel 5. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  9. ^ Ireland's Comedy Superstar Al Porter to Host TV3's 'Blind Date' – Virgin Media Television Xposé. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  10. ^ BBC One – Beauty Queen and Single. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  11. ^ Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? returns to ITV this Saturday with brand new twists. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  12. ^ "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? returns to ITV in 2019". ITV.com. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  13. ^ BBC One – A Taste of Home. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  14. ^ Gino's Win Your Wish List – Channel 5. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  15. ^ Celebs in Solitary: Meltdown – Channel 5. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  16. ^ BBC One – Parents' Evening. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  17. ^ BBC – ‘Hot’ new topical programme is coming to BBC Northern Ireland soon – Media Centre. Retrieved 19 November 2018
  18. ^ Netflix Orders ‘Jackass’-Meets-‘Wipeout’ Format ‘Flinch’ From Sony’s Stellify | Deadline, Published on 9 November 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  19. ^ Comedians to host Netflix gameshow : News 2018 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide, Published on 23 August 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018
  20. ^ BBC One - There's No Place Like Tyrone Published on 24 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019

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