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Zinc Media Group PLC
17 October 2023

17 October 2023


Zinc Media Group plc

("Zinc" or the "Group")


Major contract win


Zinc Media Group plc (AIM: ZIN), the award-winning television, brand and audio production group, is pleased to announce it has won its largest ever USA television series with the working title, Top Gun: The Next Generation, worth approximately $9m of revenue to the Group.


Top Gun: The Next Generation, is a series which follows the world-class U.S. Navy pilots as they work to join the next generation of the Navy's most elite strike fighter force. With unprecedented access to one of the U.S. Navy's most demanding training and selection programmes, the series follows a group of officers as they push their limits on the grueling Advanced Flight Training Programme. For the first time ever they will be embarking on some of the most challenging flight tests possible including landing on an aircraft carrier at sea. The elite nature of the course means that only a minority - the very best - will make it to the top and fly the world's most advanced jet - the F-35C Lightning II.


The series is due to be filmed towards the end of FY23 and throughout FY24, with final delivery in FY25 and is being produced for National Geographic Channel, a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the National Geographic Society, and includes direct to consumer platforms Disney+ and Hulu. 


It will be produced by REX TV one of Zinc's newest television production companies which was launched last year, and post produced by Zinc's Bumblebee Post Production.



Mark Browning, Chief Executive Officer, Zinc Media Group, says:

"This is an outstanding new series which comes with the most exclusive access that Zinc has secured. We have earned the trust of the U.S. Navy because of our global reputation for the highest quality television production.  This commission will have worldwide appeal and will deliver exhilarating, adrenaline-fuelled television. We are extremely proud of our team's hard work and persistence in securing this significant contract win."



Further information can be found at:


For further information, please contact:


Zinc Media Group plc

+44 (0) 20 7878 2311

Mark Browning, CEO / Will Sawyer, CFO

Singer Capital Markets (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

+44 (0) 20 7496 3000

James Moat / George Tzimas / Alex Emslie

IFC Advisory Ltd (Financial PR)

+44 (0) 20 3934 6630

Graham Herring / Zach Cohen


About Zinc Media Group

Zinc Media Group plc is a premium television and content creation group.

The award-winning and critically acclaimed television labels now comprise Brook Lapping, Red Sauce, Supercollider, Tern Television, Rex and Atomic, along with Bumblebee Post Production, and produce programmes across a wide range of factual genres for UK and international broadcasters.

Zinc Communicate specialises in developing cross-platform content for brands, businesses, and rights holders.

The Edge Picture Company produces film content for brands and corporates in the UK, Qatar and other international markets.

For further information on Zinc Media please visit


About National Geographic Content


Award-winning and critically acclaimed National Geographic Content, part of a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the National Geographic Society, creates and delivers riveting stories and experiences in natural history, science, adventure and exploration. Inspiring a deeper connection to the world, the content studio reaches 300 million people worldwide in 180 countries and 33 languages across the global National Geographic channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO), National Geographic Documentary Films, and direct-to-consumer platforms Disney+ and Hulu. Its diverse content includes Emmy® Award-winning franchise Genius, series Life Below Zero and Secrets of the Whales, and Oscar®- and BAFTA award-winning film Free Solo. In 2022, National Geographic Content was awarded eight News and Documentary Emmys, in addition to Life Below Zero's Emmy win for Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program, its sixth Emmy overall. For more information, visit or, or follow Nat Geo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.


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