Web to TV

18th April 2008 by Maura McHugh

The Stage reports that the online drama Sofia’s Diary will become the first UK-produced web show to make the transition to television after being signed by Fiver.

Fiver director of programmes Hannah Barnes described the deal as an “exciting broadcasting first in the UK”.

She added: “Quality programming for 16-24s is booming on the internet, and our decision to showcase Sofia’s Diary shows our commitment to 16-24s, which is part of our wider strategy in building a further connection with this group.”

Sofia’s Diary, produced by Campbell Ryan Productions, launched on Bebo on March 14 this year and attracted five million viewers in its first two weeks online.

It follows 17-year-old Sofia Taylor, played by newcomer Rachel Hyde-Harvey, and charts her ups and downs as she adjusts to a new life in London living with her dad, step mum and baby step-brother.

Writers on the show include Danny Stack, and Marta Gomes.

Danny Stack is an Irish screenwriter working in the UK.

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