About Us

Established in 1988, Tern is a multi-award winning TV company, telling great stories with passion, integrity and style.

Based in Glasgow, Belfast and Aberdeen, we work predominantly in the non-scripted market; specialising in talent led features & factual formats, documentary & specialist factual and international co-productions.

We are a full service production company so alongside our creative team we have an experienced lineup overseeing all elements of production management, finance & business affairs and our own post production facilities. 

Our key clients include Channel 4, BBC, ITV, Discovery, National Geographic and Sky.

In the UK we benefit from the advice and support of our Chairman & Non-Exec Director, Malcolm Ritchie (CEO of Qwerty Films and former COO of Polygram Filmed Entertainment).

In the United States we benefit from the advice and support of our agents ICM.

Our programmes are distributed by DCD (with whom we have a first look deal), BBC WW, Sky Vision, DRG, Passion, Drive and Flame Distribution.

In November 2017 Tern became part of Zinc Media Group plc.