Taskmaster US set for Comedy Central

A US version of British comedy format Taskmaster toplines cable channel Comedy Central’s latest slate. The series is joined by new series such as sitcom Corporate and black America-focused The New Negroes. Taskmaster sees five comedians set random, creative challenges by another comic ‘taskmaster’ and their sidekick. UK-based Avalon Television, which produces the British version […]

ITV Studios hoists ITV to revenue growth

ITV Studios saw its revenue hit nearly £1.4 billion (US$1.7 billion) in 2016, which helped to drive growth at parent broadcaster ITV despite ongoing economic uncertainty in the UK. ITV’s production and distribution arm made £1.24 billion in revenue in 2015, meaning last year’s figure represents growth of £158 million or 13%. The division houses […]

Paramount chief Grey exiting ahead of network launch

Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey is stepping down after twelve years with Viacom. For TV execs, the news comes ahead of the establishment of the Paramount Network, which Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish has placed at the centre of his plans to turn around the giant media business. Paramount Television and Digital […]