Steve Coogan's Baby Cow and Channel X sign development deal
Tim Clark13 May 2010
Independent comedy production companies Channel X and Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow productions have signed a three-year development deal.
The new partnership has been formed to help the companies explore new ways of working on scripted comedy for TV and the web and will also include Manchester-based spin-off venture Channel K.
However the new partnerhip will also see the companies exploit their joint back catalogue of shows, which include Baby Cow’s Gavin and Stacey and The Mighty Boosh, and Channel X’s The Smell Of Reeves and Mortimer and The Last Resort for the web.
Baby Cow was launched in 1999 by Steve Coogan, of Alan Partridge fame, and Henry Normal while Channel X, which was formed in 1987 by Alan Marke and Jim Reid.
Baby Cow’s Henry Normal said: “Channel X has been making great TV comedy for over 20 years. Now with Channel K and Matt Tiller they have a formidable team. We are delighted to be part of building the future of these companies”.
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