Big Star’s Little Star

ITV bags first deal for Chinese format

ITV Studios has placed Chinese talent format Sing My Song with Vietnamese broadcaster VTV3. The represents the first international deal for the show, which comes from Star China and was ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s first Chinese format acquisition. VTV3 will run a 10-part series in early 2016, with Cattiensa Media attached to produce the show. […]

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 […]

ITV orders pilot based on Simon Cowell format

ITV is piloting Keep it in the Family, a new gameshow format based on an idea from Simon Cowell. Bradley Walsh will act as host in the pilot episode of the show. Reports had circulated that ITV had greenlit a new show from Cowell and it is understood the the pilot for the UK commercial […]

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 […]

ITV Studios Breathless as Davenport heads to Cannes

ITV Studios is bringing the talent from Breathless to MIPCOM and will be giving the show a premiere screening at the market. Breathless is a medical drama set in 1960s London. It stars Jack Davenport (Smash, Pirates of the Caribbean) as a brilliant surgeon. Zoe Boyle (Sons of Anarchy, Downton Abbey) also stars in the […]

News brief: ITVS Stepping Out at MIPCOM

ITV Studios Global Entertainment will launch celebrity dance series Stepping Out at MIPCOM. The show, which runs on ITV in the UK, will be joined on the ITVSGE slate by ITV2 hidden camera show Tricked and 12 Yard-produced Big Star’s Little Star. Mike Beale, director of international formats, ITV Studios said: “Stepping Out puts the spotlight […]

Celebrity and charity mix for ITV series

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned one of its own prodcos to create a new light entertainment series in which celebrities and their children win cash for charity. ITV Studios-owned 12 Yard Productions will produce Big Star’s Little Star for the broadcaster’s flagship terrestrial channel. The family friendly show will see surprising and embarrassing details about […]