12 Yard

ITV Studios replaces 12 Yard MD & co-founder Andy Culpin, who joins Siobhan Greene prodco

ITV Studios-owned 12 Yard, the prodco behind Eggheads and Who Dares Wins, has appointed a new MD to replace the company’s co-founder Andy Culpin, who is leaving to join former ITV entertainment boss Siobhan Greene’s recently launched production outfit. Michael Mannes becomes MD at 12 Yard while Liz Gaskell is to take up the role […]

EOne grows UK unscripted team with Boomerang, 12 Yard execs

Entertainment One (eOne) is growing its unscripted footprint in the UK with the appointments of execs from prodcos Boomerang and 12 Yard. Matt Pritchard (pictured, right) and Matt Walton (left) have joined the indie studio as EVPs of unscripted TV, based out of London. The duo will jointly oversee day-to-day operations of eOne’s unscripted team […]

ITV Studios to bring BBC’s 5 Star Reunion to market

UK pubcaster the BBC has ordered a new Saturday night entertainment series, 5 Star Family Reunion (WT), and ITV Studio Global Entertainment will launch it internationally. The show will see a UK family and long lost overseas relatives work together to win a family reunion in a five star location. ITV-owned prodco 12 Yard is […]

Big Star’s Little Star goes international

Several broadcasters have ordered local versions of Big Star’s Little Star, marking the first international deals for the ITV Studios’ entertainment format. The show was created by ITV’s production company 12 Yard and went out on ITV1 in the UK (pictured). ITV Studios Global Entertainment distributes it and has now cut four international deals for […]

Dale Winton in line for BBC lottery gameshow pilot

UK producer Victory Television has won a pilot order from the BBC for a new gameshow, TBI has learned. Popular British host Dale Winton is expected front the show, which is designed to fill the UK public broadcaster’s coveted lottery results slot. Winton currently hosts In It to Win It, the Saturday evening gameshow wrapped […]

ITV Studios moves UK broadcaster into the international spotlight

ITV has been the most active TV company in the M&A space in recent times. The UK broadcaster’s content arm has been driving that, buying production companies in the US, UK and Scandinavia. Its boss, Kevin Lygo, tells Stewart Clarke about his goals for ITVS and that its buying spree will continue. Soon after joining […]

Hat Trick poaches Wipeout exec from Endemol

Hat Trick has recruited Andy Rowe from Endemol and he will join the UK indie producer next month. Rowe’s recent credits include exec producing six episodes of Total Wipeout for BBC1 in the UK. While at Endemol he also launched Golden Balls and 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow. As a series producer Rowe has […]