Acquisitions drive ITV Studios results

ITV Studios has reported a significant increase in revenues off the back of a prolonged acquisition spree. The content arm of UK broadcaster ITV reported sales of £782 million (US$1.2 billion) for the nine months to end-September, a 28% year-on-year increase, noting that uptick was driven by acquisitions and 9% organic growth. ITV CEO Adam […]

Beowulf star makes Cannes voyage

The star of ITV’s upcoming big-budget fantasy drama Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands, Kieran Bew, will travel to MIPCOM to promote the show. Bew (Da Vinci’s Demons) will be joined by fellow stars Joanne Whalley (Wolf Hall) and Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey), executive producers Tim Haines and Katie Newman, and creator and writer James Dormer. […]

ITV’s Crozier to keynote MIPCOM

Adam Crozier, the CEO of UK broadcaster ITV, will deliver a keynote speech at MIPCOM in October. On Monday, October 5, Crozier’s Media Mastermind talk will cover points such as creative renewal at the network, its global expansion in markets such as the US and new international scripted coproductions. His thoughts on scripted will tie […]

Beowulf story set for ITV

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned a 13-part drama re-imagining of the mythical fantasy story Beowulf. ITV Studios is working up the series, with filming beginning in April next year ahead of an unspecified TX date. ITV is billing the show as “a western set in the Dark Ages of Britain’s mythic past”. No cast […]