CULVER CITY, CA (January 27, 2014) — Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has closed a two-year overall deal with successful reality producer Dave Broome to create and produce unscripted television series through his company, 25/7 Productions.
“Dave has a great track record of producing captivating unscripted series that resonate with viewers,” says Holly Jacobs, executive vice president, U.S. reality and syndicated programming for SPT. “His understanding of the reality business and creativity make him an ideal partner, so we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”
“Holly and the entire team at SPT are true forces of nature in our business and I couldn’t be more excited to be working together as we continue to grow 25/7 Productions,” said Broome.
Over the past 15 years, Broome has created and produced hundreds of hours of unscripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital networks, including competition formats, docu-series, music specials, award shows and live television events. He is the creator and executive producer of NBC’s longstanding hit “The Biggest Loser,” which is now in its 15th season in the U.S. and seen in more than 90 countries around the globe. Broome recently finished production on ABC Family’s soft-scripted summer hit, “The Vineyard,” and TVGN’s holiday special, “Rich at Night,” featuring country superstar John Rich. He also partnered with Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s production company, Estefan Enterprises, to produce the Spanish-language docu-series “Dale Con Ganas” for Univision. Broom has created and produced a variety of digital series, including AOL’s “Jocks & Jills,” a co-production with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment company. He also produced the critically acclaimed sports documentary “Two Days in April” for Netflix.
SPT produces a variety of successful unscripted programming for broadcast and cable networks and first-run and off-network syndication. The studios’ portfolio includes the popular and critically acclaimed series like “Shark Tank,” the top-rated series on ABC, now in its fifth season; “The Sing-Off,” which just completed its fourth season on NBC; “The Queen Latifah Show,” the season’s No. 1 new talk show, recently renewed for a second season; as well as “The Dr. Oz Show,” which has been picked up through the 2014-15 season.
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