ITV Studios America


A+E, ITV Studios partner for History drama

US cable channel History has commissioned an eight-part period drama that details the rise of the Texas Rangers and their role in the 19th century Texan war of independence with Mexico. History’s A+E Networks sister A+E Studios is coproducing Texas Rising (WT) with ITV Studios America-owned Thinkfactory Media, which was behind History’s first scripted series […]

ITV cuts deal with Storage Wars’ Killion

The US-based content division of UK commercial broadcaster ITV has inked an overall and first-look deal with Justin Killion (pictured), the exec who developed and sold fact-ent series including Storage Wars. He will develop and exec produce series for ITV Studios and has also brought on development exec Tim Urian to work with him. Killian […]

News brief: ITV Studios America ups Yusim

ITV Studios America has elevated Jane Yusim to VP of development. She joined ITVS in 2011 from Zoo Productions as executive director of development. In her new role she will continue to report to Bruce Robertson, senior VP, creative strategy. ITV Studios America makes shows including Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and The First 48.   […]

ITV Studios buying spree to continue, US drama push planned

Kevin Lygo has told TBI that ITV Studio’s aggressive indie buying spree will continue and that the next phase will see it move into the US scripted TV market. “We’re growing significantly and, internationally, the content acquisition strategy will continue for a while,” Lygo said in an exclusive interview. Buoyed by the recent strong performance […]

Orly Adelson swapping Dick Clark for ITV

ITV has hired Orly Adelson as president of its ITV Studios America. The UK broadcaster has been aggressively expanding its Studios content division, notably in the US. The latest move sees it poach Adelson, who will leave her role as president of Dick Clark Productions to run ITV Studios America. ITV recently restructured its US […]

ITV Studios forms US umbrella group

Paul Buccieri will lead a new ITV Studios US group that will reflect UK broadcaster ITV’s expanded stateside business. The formation of the ITV Studios US Group, which will house ITV Studios America, comes after the acquisition of US producers Thinkfactory Media, High Noon Entertainment and Gurney Productions and ITV CEO Adam Crozier’s claim that […]

ITV pays US$30m for US producer of Hatfield & McCoys

ITV has acquired a controlling stake in Thinkfactory Media, the US producer that made Hatfield & McCoys, one of the most successful shows ever on US cable TV. The UK broadcaster has paid US$30 million for a 65% stake in Thinkfactory with an option to acquire the remainder in a two-year window that opens three […]

ITV’s Mr. Selfridge shopped to Canuck net

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a batch of deals with Canadian broadcasters, including one for its retail-themed drama Mr. Selfridge. Zoomer Media-owned Vision TV has acquired the 1x90mins+9x60mins season one of Selfridge, plus the upcoming 10x60mins season two. The show stars Jeremy Piven as the American-born UK retail magnate who launched the iconic Selfridges store […]

ITV inks first-look deal with US indie

ITV Studios America has cut a first-look deal with US production company Bishop-Lyons. The producer, which was founded in 2010 by Andrew Bishop and David Lyons, makes reality and fat-ent series including Bitches of South Beach, The Visionaries and Dirty Girls. Bruce Robertson, senior VP, creative strategy, ITV Studios America said: “Bishop-Lyons’ high quality slate […]

ITV Studios poaches Shaftel from Pawn Stars producer Leftfield

ITV Studios America has recruited Rob Shaftel as senior VP, development. He joins from Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars) and will develop show for cable and broadcast nets from ITV’s New York offices. Shaftel will report to Bruce Robertson, head of development for ITV Studios America. He said: “His expertise will help ITV Studios America continue […]