RDF Media

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RDF Media Group is a group of companies that creates, acquires and distributes compelling television content in the factual, entertainment, drama, comedy and children's programming genres. The Group seeks to maximise the worldwide commercial value of this intellectual property through its rights exploitation division. RDF was founded in 1993, floated on AIM in May 2005 and subsequently was acquired by a consortium of the RDF management team and funds managed by Cyrte Investments BV. As a result RDF delisted from AIM on 2 February 2009. In the year to 31 January 2008, the Group earned revenues of approximately £120m.

Through its Group members RDF Television, RDF USA, IWC Media, Touchpaper Television, Presentable, Radar TV, The Foundation & The Comedy Unit the Group makes television programmes for all the UK terrestrial broadcasters, a number of secondary UK channels as well as several US Network and cable broadcasters. It also sells programmes and formats to broadcasters worldwide and exploits secondary rights such as DVDs and merchandising through RDF Rights & Pangea Management Group.

Key shows include: Wife Swap - Channel Four/ ABC (US); Location Location Location and Relocation Relocation - Channel 4; Escape From Scorpion Island – BBC Two; Scrapheap Challenge - Channel 4; Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands – Channel 4/ Fox (US); Dickinson’s Real Deal – ITV1; Rosemary Shrager’s School for Cooks – ITV1; Mister Maker – CBeebies; Don’t Forget the Lyrics – Sky One/ Fox (US); Being Human – BBC Three and Oz & James Drink to Britain – BBC Two.

RDF has won numerous awards for its programming over the years including a number of BAFTAs, RTS awards, the Rose d'Or at Montreux and an International Emmy. In the last five years RDF has been voted the most respected and admired independent producer three times by its peers in Broadcast magazines annual survey of independent production companies and won Broadcast's Best Independent Production Company award in 2002, 2004 and 2006. IWC Media won the award in 2003 and RDF Rights won Broadcast’s Distributor Peer Poll in 2007.

RDF has offices in London, Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff, Maidstone, New York and Los Angeles, and the Group employs more than 500 people.

Known TV Show involvement

Connected mandy members:

Ross Goodwin
2021, ITV David Dickinson's The Real Deal, Production runner
Coventry Transport Museum
Conor Kirk
2021, Dickinsons Real Deal, Floor Runner
Royal Air Force Museum
Sam Gamble
2021, Dickinson's Real Deal, Runner
Michelle Castela
Voice Artist
2020, RDF, Voiceover
2020, How to spend it well at Christmas, Toy Trend Expert
2019, Tipping Point, Casting Producer
Emily Hayter
2019, Tipping Point, Runner
Lee Williams
2019, Robbing your relatives, Reconstruction Actor - Barrister
Summer Luna
Production Assistant
2019, Landlords and Lodgers, Runner
Mitch Summers
2019, In-House, Office Runner
Dave Rawson
2019, How to Spend it Well at Christmas, Customer
Intu Shopping Centre Uxbridge
Simon Horobin
Editor (Avid)
2019, Fight Dirty, Editor
2019, Dickinsons Real Deal, Day Runner
Angus Taylor
2019, Dickinson's Real Deal, Day Runner
Jenny Riley
2019, Dickinson's Real Deal, Runner
2019, Dickinson's Real Deal, Runner
Amy Judge
Researcher (Junior)
2019, Dickinson's Real Deal, Runner
Lauren Tomlin
Production Assistant
2019, Dickinson's Real Deal, Runner
Jemima Homer
Costume Supervisor
2019, Crystal Maze, Costume Assistant
2018, Spend it Well at Christmas, Tested and reviewed family board games for TV show

RDF Media Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

RDF, RDF for Channel 4, RDF Media Group, RDF Media West, RDF Television, RDF Television West, rdf Televivion west, RDF/IFC