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    New ‘Forged With Steele’ series from Studio71 commissioned by A+E Networks® UK

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    YouTube personality Alec Steele stars in new series on HISTORY UK.


    A+E Networks® UK has commissioned Studio71 to produce a new 18x30min series for flagship channel HISTORY in the UK.

    Forged with Steele, produced by Studio71 in the UK, follows the up-and-coming star of English blacksmithing and blade-smithing YouTube personality Alec Steele, as he recreates a breathtaking array of historic weaponry, in his Norwich forge.

    Using his remarkable skills, honed over a decade (Alec started forging when he was only 11 years old), Alec creates weapons that have proved decisive in some of history’s most iconic battles, from the Roman Gladius and Viking Battle Axe, to the Bowie Knife and M9 Bayonet.

    Premiering in the UK this October 2018, the series is the companion piece for the HISTORY hit series, Forged in Fire, and puts a young, dynamic talent, at the heart of the schedule.


    Forged With Steele has been commissioned by Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks UK.

    Dan Korn said: HISTORY first came across Alec Steele a year or so ago, when commissioning a series of short films called Forged in Britain. Since then, Alec has become a YouTube phenomenon and we are delighted to be collaborating with him on this new series, showcasing the full range of his remarkable and captivating talents.

    The series is produced by Studio71 in the UK and is executive produced by Jody Smith, Creative Director.

    James Stafford, Managing Director of Studio71 UK, says: We’re delighted to be working with Alec Steele in developing his content for TV and bringing his expertise to new audiences on HISTORY. Identifying talent and translating their skills, stories and expertise to both new and traditional platforms is an exciting and growing part of our business.

    Forged With Steele has completed production and is set to broadcast on HISTORY UK in  October 2018, the series will then broadcast in Sweden (date to be confirmed). HISTORY is available on Sky, Virgin, BT and TalkTalk.


    Forged with Steele will be distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International.

    Photos Jack Alexander / Studio71

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    Tyler West hosts a new Studio71 UK podcast dedicated to celebrating world’s most innovative entrepreneurs

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    TV presenter, fitness guru and influencer Tyler West will launch a new podcast with Studio71 UK, a Red Arrow Studios company, to discover and shine a light on success stories of young entrepreneurs. Every Day Hustle with Tyler West invites the creators, thinkers and makers that have hustled their way to the top of their fields without necessarily following a ‘traditional’ pathway.

    Throughout the series, West will meet with talents across business, tv and radio, music and the creative industries to see how they got to where they are today and where they’re headed in the future. Crucially, the podcast will explore five days in the guests’ lives which had a profound impact in their journey to the top. Guests on this series include everyone from tv and radio presenters, rap artists, photographers and members of parliament as well as the entrepreneur behind the coveted Influencers Diary app, Rosalind Shimmen.

    West’s story is a self-made one. A keen sportsman, he was ‘discovered’ by the BBC while playing professional handball. They immediately recognised his star quality in presenting and he has since hosted his own series, KickAbout+ on CBBC, as well as presented for MTV and LEGO, built up an impressive online presence and set up his own fitness training programme.

    The first episode of Every Day Hustle will launch on Monday 13th August 2018 with guest Rosalind Shimmen. Fans will have the chance to get their own secrets to stardom heard on the podcast by sharing a brief Instagram Story on the release of the first episode. To enter, Hustlers need to share their Every Day Hussle on IG story, tagging @everydayhustleshow and adding the link to download the episode on their link function. The best will be asked to appear on the show.

    Commenting on the podcast, James Stafford, Studio71 UK’s Managing Director says “There’s a huge opportunity for someone to make business content for young people in a way that’s accessible, serious and real. Tyler’s incredible at bringing out some of the most fascinating personal stories of people who have really achieved special things in their own worlds. Podcast listeners are going to love Everyday Hustle.”

    New episodes of Every Day Hustle will run weekly, with over 15 episodes already planned for the first series. Every Day Hustle, along with Educating Josh is part of the newly formed podcast division at Studio71 UK, overseen by Tom Payne, Studio71’s Head of Video and is available to download/stream via iTunes, acast and Stitcher.

    Keep to date with the podcast by following Every Day Hustle on socials

    IG: @everydayhustleshow

    Twitter: @EDHustleShow



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    Studio71 network set to shine at Summer in the City 2018

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    Next week marks the 10th annual Summer in the City event in London celebrating the online space’s best creators and users. Already grown a reputation for drawing in attendees in the thousands, this year looks to be no exception – with plenty of talent from Studio71’s network representing at the three-day event.

    Along with the industry awards which celebrates the best influencer campaigns, agencies and managements, Summer in the City is the one UK event established for creators and fans of the online space. It coincides with International Vlogging Day, a day dedicated to encouraging individuals to share their stories with the world.

    Both the Industry and Creator day takes place on Friday, providing a chance for creators and industry professionals to meet and attend various talks and presentations. Both Saturday and Sunday are open to fans of the community and will see live performances on the main stage at the Excel Centre, with Bars & Melody performing live and Christine Sydelko, who is visiting from the US, making an appearance.

    Luke Cutforth from Studio71’s network will speak on live panels while Emma Blackery, Saffron Barker, Rosie and Rosie, Lee Hinchcliffe, Adam Beales, Nicole Corrales, Lydia Violetta, Lucy Flight and Jasmine Clough will also be present in the event’s meet and greets. Newly launched podcast, Educating Josh, from Studio71 UK’s podcast division will also hold a live recorded episode on Sunday and there will be plenty more of Studio71’s talent attending throughout the weekend, including Brandonio, Emily Canham, Sophia Grace and Niko Omilana.

    Alongside live panels and talks covering everything from LGBTQ+ spaces online, to women in gaming and body positivity, this year also welcomes the SitC awards, celebrating the best online stars and content in the online space.

    Now, in its tenth year, this Summer in the City will likely be the most talked about yet.