ITV Entertainment


‘Love Island’ US moves from CBS to Peacock with two-season pick-up

The US version of ITV Studios dating format Love Island is moving from CBS to Peacock, with the NBCUniversal-owned streamer ordering two new seasons. The show, which ran for three seasons on CBS, is produced by ITV Entertainment, an ITV America company, and based on the UK format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content […]

ITV Entertainment appoints new president & SVP development in formats push

ITV America has promoted veteran unscripted producer Simon Thomas to president of ITV Entertainment and head of international programming, while also elevating Michelle Byars to SVP of development at ITV Entertainment. The appointments at ITV Entertainment, which is one of six production labels under ITV America, are part of the parent company’s “enhanced commitment to making global formats and […]

UK’s ITV rejigs commissioning team with hire of UKTV exec

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has rejigged its commissioning team, with the addition of a UKTV exec and a new role for Louise Major. Natalie Rose is to join ITV Entertainment from the start of February, working alongside fellow commissioners David Symth and Pete Tierney, and assistant commissioners Gemma John-Lewis and Leanne Clarke. She most recently […]

CBS recouples with ‘Love Island’

Love Island is returning Stateside for a second season. US broadcaster CBS has renewed the ITV Entertainment-produced format one week out from its season one finale. Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, and Thom Sherman, SVP of programming for CBS Entertainment, announced the renewal at the Television Critics Association press tour this week. News of […]

Love Island US details emerge as ITV’s War of the Worlds sells globally

US broadcaster CBS is expected to stay loyal to ITV Studios’ hit format Love Island, which is intended to lead a brand refresh for the network when it launches in summer 2019.  The format was highlighted by ITV Studios in Cannes on Monday (15 October) as it held court in its container-built stand outside the Grand […]

ITV America launches crime prodco & hires Entertainment EVP

ITV America has launched a new development and production division, Good Caper Content, devoted to crime and investigative programming, as it names Alex Dundas its new executive vice president for ITV Entertainment. Veteran TV executive Kathryn Vaughan (pictured) will become president of Good Caper and report to ITV America chief creative officer, David Eilenberg. Vaughan, […]

ITV America rejigs management at Housewives prodco Sirens

Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh has been named president of ITV America unscripted production company Sirens Media, with founders Rebecca Toth Diefenbach and Valerie Haselton taking new posts. Sebastian-Dayeh (pictured) will jointly report to ITV America CEO David George, who replaced Brent Montgomery this January, and ITV America president Adam Sher. Sirens founders Toth Diefenbach and Haselton will […]

Twofour & ITV cousin to coproduce in US

Twofour Group’s US programming will have cousin ITV America (ITVA) attached as a coproducer from now on. A deal between ITVA and Twofour America means the former’s in-house arm, ITV Creative, will coproduce programmes and formats from the latter. Twofour’s US arm in turn gets access to ITVA’s infrastructure and resources. As a result, new […]

Japandemonium coming to ITV

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a funny clips show based on footage from iconic Japanese game shows. Japandemonium is a 6x30mins series from UK-based indie Zig Zag Productions in which present Melvin Odoom showcases clips of “amazing and bizarre” programmes from Japanese television. Danny Fenton and Andy Scott from Zig Zag are executive producing the […]

ITV poaches Turner’s Eilenberg for key US role

Turner Broadcasting System veteran David Eilenberg has been tapped to run ITV Entertainment, the newly named reality production division of ITV America. As president, Eilenberg (pictured) will run the unit, which was known as ITV Studios America until Brent Montgomery was named CEO of a consolidated ITV America in December. In part, Eilenberg replaces Orly […]