TVNZ gets Breathless with ITV Studios output deal renewal

New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ has acquired period drama Breathless, as it renews its first look deal with ITV’s global sales arm. As part of the renewed output agreement, which gives TVNZ a first-look at ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s programming, TVNZ has bought the Jack Davenport-starring 6x60mins Breathless (pictured), the 10x60mins season two of Mr Selfridge, […]

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 […]

Analysts lift ITV forecasts following Thinkfactory deal

Financial analysts have reacted positively to ITV’s acquisition of US producer Thinkfactory Media. The UK commercial broadcaster bought 65% of the Hatfields & McCoys producer earlier this week and financial specialists at Westhouse Securities lifted its profit forecasts by 2% for the 2013-2015 period and upped its share price target. “Whilst it will not make […]