LPTV team starts Chemical Media

Lonely Planet Television’s Executive Producer Tony Jackson has left the company to create Chemical Media.

The news follows Lonely Planet’s purchase by BBC Worldwide and all television production moving in-house with the BBC.

As Lonely Planet Television, the production team worked on programs across BBC, SBS, Nat Geo, Eurosport and Discovery networks as well as Going Bush with Cathy Freeman and Deborah Mailman for the ABC.

Chemical Media, with former Lonely Planet Television colleagues Joany Sze and David Collins as producer and development producer respectively, will work in cross media programming covering documentary, lifestyle and factual coverage.

In a farewell letter to the Lonely Planet staff, Jackson said “I came into the Lonely Planet office flush from the success of a British TV series I’d just produced. I met Laurence Billiet and we discussed working on the first ever TV show to be produced in house by Lonely Planet Television. When she asked me what I’d been doing lately, I peered over her shoulder and said… Well that’s me on the cover of that Encore Magazine on your desk’.”


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