Matthew Winter has been appointed as Head of Development for Factual programming at Banijay UK label, Remarkable TV.
Reporting to Kitty Walshe, Remarkable TV Managing Director (factual), Winter is tasked with driving forward a new factual development strategy for the company and building the slate which includes Your Home Made Perfect, Animal Park and Sunday Brunch.
Prior to joining Remarkable TV, Winter was Development Executive at Optomen and was responsible for co-creating Sort Your Life Out (BBC One) and the upcoming C4 series Highlife. He also helped secure the company’s first series commission for American cable network HGTV. Previous roles include a period at Boomerang, where he secured commissions including the BAFTA and RTS nominated Big Zuu’s Big Eats (Dave), Lime Pictures and ITV Studios Australia where he helped create local versions of formats including Love Island.
Kitty Walshe, MD at Remarkable TV, said: “Matthew is a talented and creative television executive who brings a wealth of experience with him. We’re thrilled to have him on the team to help lead the charge on our factual slate. He joins at an exciting time for our factual team as we continue our drive to innovate with shows like Your Home Made Perfect for BBC Two and Virtually History for YouTube. He’s a great addition to the team and I’m looking forward to working with him.”
Matthew Winter, added: “It’s a real honour to join Kitty and the rest of the hugely talented team at Remarkable TV. I’ve watched with interest over the last few years as they’ve made hit after hit, creating some of the most innovative shows on TV. I’m very much looking forward to driving the Development team forward as we create the next raft of must-watch shows for UK and international platforms.”
Matthew joins with immediate effect and reports directly to Kitty Walshe.