About Us

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Based in Scotland and Northern Ireland Tern are a multi-award winning TV company, telling great stories with passion, integrity and style.
We make shows across the world specialising in high-end documentaries, history, science, arts, adventure and popular lifestyle formats.
Our key broadcast clients include Channel 4, BBC, ITV, C5, Discovery, National Geographic and Sky.
In the UK we benefit from the advice and support of our Chairman, Malcolm Ritchie (CEO of Qwerty Films and former COO of Polygram Filmed Entertainment).
In the USA we are represented by ICM.
Our programmes are distributed by DCD, BBC Worldwide, Sky Vision, DRG, Passion, Drive and Flame Distribution.
In November 2017 Tern became part of Zinc Media Group PLC.