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ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway scores Australian remake

ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway is getting an Australian remake. ITV Studios Australia is to remake the popular variety show for Network Ten, which will retitle the programme as Sunday Night Takeaway. It will be hosted by Chris Brown and Julia Morris, who present the Australian version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Created […]

TVNZ renews ITV deal despite output issues

New Zealand’s TVNZ has renewed its output deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) despite yesterday pointing to the ill effects of a similar agreement. The multi-year agreement means the commercially funded public broadcaster will have a first look at all ITVSGE shows across the drama, entertainment, factual entertainment and documentary genres. Yesterday, TVNZ revealed […]

ITVS Oz appoints Fremantle’s Hart as content head

ITV Studios Australia (ITVSA) has appointed FremantleMedia Australia (FMA)’s Beth Hart as head of content. Hart will be responsible for all ITVSA commissioned shows. She will begin her role in September. Hart has worked in both the UK and Australia on a range of top-rated shows. Her UK executive producer credits include The X Factor, Hell’s […]

CBS ‘claiming A$843m debts from Network Ten’

CBS Studios International (CBSSI) is reportedly claiming A$843 million (US$642.2 million) in debts from troubled Australian channel Network Ten. Various reports claim the international sales arm of US broadcaster CBS is the largest creditor of Ten, which is currently in administration. CBSSI has made the claim to Ten’s administrators, which are currently looking at either […]

Seven renews ITV Studios first-look deal

Australia’s Network Seven has renewed its long-standing first-look programming deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE). The new agreement begins in July, and hands Seven at ITVSGE programming until “well into 2021”. “In conjunction with our Australian programming, ITVS GE’s expansive portfolio of factual, drama and entertainment titles continue to play a key role in […]

BBC Worldwide rejigs Oz, NZ business

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand is restructuring its sales operation, merging its TV, digital and formats units under one umbrella. Director of content sales Irene Read (pictured) will oversee the enlarged business, with Deborah Tod taking up a new post as head of content sales for Australia, with Sam Stacey handed a new post […]

Seven fires Talpa’s Cannonball with ITV Studios

Australian commercial net Seven Network has commissioned ITV Studios Australia to create a local version of Talpa Media’s outdoor water-based format Cannonball. This represents the first fruit of an exclusive production partnership ITVS has with Talpa in Australia and the Nordic region. Both are part of UK broadcaster ITV, which bought Talpa last year. Cannonball […]

Nine exec Mott linked with ITV Studios post

The boss of Nine Network’s Perth base, David Mott, has been linked with the vacant ITV Studios Australia managing director role. Local reports suggest Mott is in the driving seat to replace Anita Jacoby, who exited ITV’s Australian arm recently. The Australian Financial Review reports Nine Entertainment CEO David Gyngell as giving Mott the go-ahead […]

Ex-ITV Studios producer joins Ten

Australia’s Network Ten has hired former ITV Studios Australia head of entertainment Hilary Innes. She will take up a currently unspecified position “a senior member of the executive production team,” reporting to chief programming officer Beverley McGarvey, the network revealed in a press release. Innes has worked on the Australian version of formats such as […]

ITV Studios Australia hires industry veteran as MD

ITV Studios Australia is replacing the outgoing Leonie Lowe with veteran programme producer Anita Jacoby. The Aussie wing of ITV’s commercial arm will welcome Zapruder’s Other Films co-founder Jacoby into its fold on September, at which point she will take on a slate of programmes including Come Dine With Me Australia, Marry My Boy, Shaun […]