World Media Rights is one of the largest truly independent factual programme producers in the UK. It has completed 945 programmes.
WMR started trading in 2007. It now supplies factual series to fifty five countries around the world and its programmes are regularly seen on Discovery (in the USA and the UK), UKTV’s Yesterday channel, Planete (in France) and ZDF and Spiegel TV (in Germany), CCTV 9 in China and on i-tunes and Netflix.
WMR makes mainly action adventure series, with lots of dramatic reconstruction. Series like The Mafia’s Greatest Hits, CIA Declassified and Black Ops (now on its third series). We have also made some landmark archive series.
Our World War Two in HD Colour went out on Discovery UK and on France 5, in France, and has been licensed to ZDF in Germany and Channel 5 in the UK. The series was subsequently nominated for a BAFTA.
This website allows you to download to own many of our programmes. Click on the ‘Download’ button to find out how to do this.
The CEO is Alan Griffiths, who created BBC News online. From 1990 to 1995 he was Editor of Business Programmes at the BBC and then from 1995 Head of Online at BBC News. From 1997 he ran the digital consultancy operation of Chime Communications plc. He set up World Media Rights in 2007.
Creative Director Matthew Barrett was Editor of Horizon at the BBC for three years where he won an Emmy for The Fall of The World Trade Centre and the BAFTA for best factual series. He was also the executive producer of the drama-documentary Hiroshima for BBC1, which won the international Emmy for best documentary.
The Chairman is Charles Harman. He is the former CEO and currently an advisor to BXR Group, an international investment group. He previously spent 27 years in the investment banking industry, most recently as head of UK investment banking for JPMorgan, and advised a range of larger UK TV and other media companies.