Genealogy Roadshow mentioned in Real Screens Specialist Factual summit

Beth Hoppe, General Manager Progs. PBS speaking at Real Screen Summit 2015 Washington DC speaking at TRENDWATCH; Putting the ‘Special’ in Specialist Factual.  Speakers also  included Rick Holzman Animal Planet, Hamish Mykura, Nat Geo., John Smithson, Arrow Media & Chris Cole BBC Worldwide North America, Beth played just one clip of a format which is a current hit for PBS  – ‘Genealogy Roadshow’ an original Irish format by Big Mountain.

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The Second Series of Genealogy Roadshow, an Irish format developed by Big Mountain Productions, kicks off on PBS in America on the 13th of January at 8pm!


The show, part "Antiques Roadshow" and part "History Detectives," has genealogy experts Kenyatta D. Berry,  D. Joshua Taylor and Mary Tedesco explore guests' family history mysteries and legends. It's shot in talk show format: We see an introduction to the guest, then the guest sits down with the expert and the expert reveals the truth behind the family story. A live audience (composed of both family history enthusiasts and hired extras) looks on. 

See our Website for more information on the series; Genealogy Roadshow and the American Website for even more photos and goss; Genealogy Roadshow USA

Big Mountain Productions wins the 'Digital Content Start-up' Award 2014

Dundalk IT and the Regional Development Centre presented Big Mountain Productions with the 'Digital Content Start-up' Recognition Award at their Awards Ceremony this year. The Award is in recognition of the hard work and successes of the Television Production Company to date.

Big Mountain Productions is one of Ireland's leading TV companies creating and making entertainment formats for the local and international markets. They produced over 23 hours of television last year alone. Big Mountain have produced programming for several broadcasters here and in the UK, including RTÉ 1 and 2, TV3, TG4, BBC and Channel 4.

Despite the recessuib, Big Mountain Productions have grown into a major supplier in Ireland and have also broken into the UK/US markets.

They are delighted and proud to accept such a prestigious Award.