This week’s show is a slightly different kind of TellyCast, looking into a subject that’s often on the lips of TV producers and format creators – IP and TV format theft. We wanted to find out if this really is a common issue in the UK industry, what happens in these kind of disputes, how they arise, the impact on the producer – and what can be done about it in the future.
So Boom! PR’s Justin Crosby caught up with leading IP lawyer Jonathan Coad, PACT CEO John McVay, the TV presenter and format creator at the centre of a current dispute Tim Shaw and three leading independent TV producers who are appearing anonymously.
TellyCast is edited by Ian Chambers. Recorded in London.
Music by David Turner, lunatrax. Recorded in lockdown March 2020 by David Turner, Will Clark and Justin Crosby. Voiceover by Megan Clark.