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UKTV brings ‘Nurses Down Under’ to W

UKTV has ordered a new obs-doc series, Nurses Down Under, to debut on its entertainment channel W later this year. The 10 x 60-minute series is produced by ITV Studios Australia, with the show marking the prodco’s first commission with UKTV. Nurses Down Under will provide exclusive frontline access to the people working in hospitals […]

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 […]