STV Productions has hired Channel 4 daytime commissioning exec Ramy El-Bergamy as Head of Development, Daytime & Popular Factual.
While at Channel 4, El-Bergamy looked after some of the channel’s biggest daytime brands including A Place in the Sun and Four in a Bed.
Previously, he was the channel’s On Screen Diversity Executive. He has also worked in the independent sector for 10 years with credits including Big Brother and The Voice.
He will join Jim Regan, Head of Daytime & Popular Factual, to build on STV Productions’ series in the genre which includes 20 commissioned series of Antiques Road Trip and nine series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, both for BBC.
The new appointment forms part of a three-year growth plan, through which the business is investing £15m in content and digital.
STV Productions recently announced the appointment of Craig Hunter as Creative Director, Factual.
David Mortimer, Managing Director, STV Productions, said: “I am excited to announce another key appointment today as we pursue our goal of establishing STV Productions as a major industry player over the next few years. Ramy brings extensive experience and expertise to our Daytime & Popular Factual team and I look forward to welcoming him on board.”
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