Cats on the Roof Media

Crozier: ‘ITV a buyer, not a target’

ITV CEO Adam Crozier has dismissed suggestions the UK broadcaster is a takeover target and instead described the business as a “consolidator”. Rumours John Malone’s Liberty Global will attempt a takeover of ITV have abounded in recent years after the cable giant began building a stake in the British commercial network. However, Crozier, who has […]

ITV Studios label scores comedy writer deal

ITV Studios’ new label Cats on the Roof Media has signed a first-look deal with comedy writer and producer Lee Hupfield. This will see The Friday Night Project co-creator Hupfield (Balls of Steel, Meet the Parents) write, direct and produce in the UK exclusively through Cats on the Roof subsidiary Second Act Productions. Most recently, […]

ITV Studios on song as int’l business grows

ITV channels lost viewing share but reported a strong financial performance in the in the first half of 2015. As the UK-listed broadcaster continued its efforts to diversify its revenue base, content arm ITV Studios continued to perform strongly internationally. The UK broadcaster’s aggressive M&A drive continued in the first half of the year with […]

Objective chiefs launch ITV Studios prodco

Objective Productions foursome Andrew O’Connor, Paul Sandler, Matt Crook and Adam Adler are leaving the All3Media-owned prodco to launch an entertainment company with ITV Studios. They are creating Cats on the Roof Media, which will be an umbrella brand comprising three subsidiary prodcos that sits within the production wing of UK broadcaster ITV. Objective co-founder […]