ITV Studios Global Entertainment


ITV defends itself in wake of Caroline Flack death, as ‘Love Island’ returns

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has defended itself against growing criticism that it did not do enough to support former Love Island host Caroline Flack, who died over the weekend. Kevin Lygo, director of television at ITV, said the broadcaster had been in touch with Flack since the decision was made for her to step down […]

ITVS GE strikes Asian sales for ‘India’s Wild Karnataka’, ‘Gold Digger’

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has struck a raft of sales for the likes of drama Gold Digger and A Confession as well as natural history series India’s Wild Karnataka. Package deals have been signed with True Visions in Thailand across drama, factual and entertainment, while FPT Telecom in Vietnam has acquired a host of drama […]

‘Dancing On Ice’ scores Dutch remake

Dancing On Ice is heading to the Netherlands. Dutch network SBS6 has commissioned a local version of the popular primetime entertainment format, which finds celebrities figure skating with professional partners and competing against one another across various routines. Produced by Talpa Productions, the show will be hosted by Winston Gerschtanowitz and is to air on […]

ITV Studios kickstarts major distribution restructure as Talpa’s John de Mol exits

ITV Studios has kickstarted a major restructure of its distribution business that sees the catalogues of Armoza Formats, Twofour and Talpa Media folded into one unscripted catalogue, and new chapter for ITV’s relationship with The Voice creator John de Mol.  ITV Studios’ distribution and commercial arms, formerly known as ITV Studios Global Entertainment, will now operate […]

Rabbit Films hires ITVSGE’s Ferguson for international sales

Finnish producer-distributor Rabbit Films has appointed an ITV Studios Global Entertainment exec to join its international sales team. Sam Ferguson – who most recently served as sales manager for Russia, CIS, Baltics and the Balkans at ITVSGE – joins the City vs. Country distributor as senior sales manager, based out of London. Her remit includes […]

ITVS drama ‘World On Fire’ finds home in the US

PBS in the US, BBC First in Australia and SVT in Sweden are among companies to have struck deals for upcoming World War Two drama World On Fire. The 7 x 60 minute show was originally commissioned by BBC One in the UK and is sold by ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), with ITV […]

ITV orders ninth series of ‘Cold Feet’

ITV has recommissioned its BAFTA winning comedy drama, Cold Feet for a ninth series from creator and writer Mike Bullen and producers Big Talk Productions. Six new episodes of the Manchester based series will begin shooting later this year commissioned by ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill. Cold Feet stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Robert […]

Ensemble cast lines up for ITV family drama ‘Flesh and Blood’

ITV has lined up an ensemble cast including Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis, Russell Tovey and Stephen Rea for new family drama Flesh and Blood. The four part series, which is now shooting, is produced by Silverprint Pictures (Vera, Mr Selfridge, Dark Heart). It is written by Sarah Williams (The Long Song, Case Sensitive, Poppy Shakespeare) […]

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