BBC extends Dutch format remake ‘The Traitors’ ahead of second season launch

The UK’s BBC has greenlit a third run of hit format The Traitors, ahead of the launch of its second season. The psychological reality competition show sees 22 strangers play the ultimate game of detection, backstabbing and trust, in the hope of winning up to £120,000 ($146,000). The BBC claimed that the first season of […]

‘No Escape’ prodco New Pictures recruits Vertigo Films’ Sandra Shuttleworth as head of production

New Pictures, the All3Media-backed UK prodco behind The Long Shadow and No Escape, has hired Vertigo Films’ Sandra Shuttleworth as head of production. Shuttleworth will be responsible for leading New Pictures’ production management teams and will work alongside co-founder and CEO Willow Grylls and COO Lisa Selway on overall business strategy. She replaces Emily Russell, […]

ITV ‘of course’ looking again at ‘great business’ All3Media, says Carolyn McCall

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall has confirmed that the broadcaster is looking again at a potential acquisition of Traitors producer All3Media, describing the company as “a great business”. All3, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery and Liberty Global, went on the block earlier this year and ITV had initially been the frontrunner to buy the […]

‘The Only Way Is Essex’ prodco Lime Pictures snags VIS UK alum Joe McLusky

Lime Pictures, the All3Media-owned UK producer behind The Only Way Is Essex, has rehired Joe McLusky following his exit from Viacom International Studios (VIS) UK. McLusky has joined the firm, which also produces Hollyoaks and Geordie Shore, as director of unscripted production, having previously served at Lime Pictures as head of production from 2013 to […]

TBI Weekly: What an ITV acquisition of All3Media could mean for global production

ITV is in talks to acquire All3Media, in a deal that would transform the production and distribution landscape both in the UK and around the world. Richard Middleton explores what’s at stake. Ever since Discovery merged with Warner Media to create Warner Bros. Discovery, the future of UK-based production firm All3Media has been in question. […]

ITV ‘actively exploring’ deal to buy All3Media in potential $1.3bn acquisition

ITV has confirmed it is “actively exploring” an acquisition of All3Media, in a deal that could be valued in excess of £1bn ($1.3bn). The UK broadcaster had been among firms rumoured to be in the market for the Gogglebox, Traitors and Fleabag firm, following news earlier this month that All3 owners Liberty Global and Warner […]

WBD & Liberty Global reportedly eyeing $1.26bn All3Media sale

All3Media, the UK production giant behind titles such as The Traitors and Three Identical Strangers, is reportedly going on sale for around £1bn ($1.26bn). Joint owners Warner Bros. Disovery (WBD) and Liberty Global, who each have a 50% stake in the company are looking at a range of options, including selling their stakes to a […]

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