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ITVS Global Entertainment rehires Talpa exec as VP licensing

UK-based ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) has rehired Talpa exec Milan Vollebregt as VP of licensing. In his new role, Vollebregt will represent the company’s format catalogue, and returns to ITVSGE where he spent a stint as license manager for emerging markets between January 2020 and August 2021. During that time, he was responsible for […]

ITVS Global Entertainment names eOne alum as new format sales director

ITV Studios (ITVS) Global Entertainment in the UK has appointed Charlotte van Weede as sales director. Taking on the position with immediate effect, van Weede will report to Arjan Pomper, who was promoted to MD in January, following the departure of former division president Maarten Meijs. She will take responsibility for the day to day […]

ITVS Global Entertainment ups Arjan Pomper to MD

UK-based ITV Studios (ITVS) Global Entertainment has promoted Arjan Pomper to become divisional MD with immediate effect. The rejig follows the departure of former division president Maarten Meijs, who became CEO of John de Mol’s Talpa in October. In his new role, Pomper will report directly to ITVS COO David McGraynor and will work with […]

ITV orders twins docuseries from Blink Films

ITV in the UK has ordered a two-part series about conjoined twins from domestic factual indie Blink Films. Extraordinary Twins (2 x 60 minutes) tells the story of three-year-old twins Callie and Carter Torres from Idaho, who are joined from the chest down. The docuseries explores the decision facing their parents of whether to leave them together […]

ITVSGE hires K7 Media’s head of strategy Girts Licis to oversee licensing

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) has appointed K7 Media’s Girts Licis to work across its international licensing operations. Licis becomes SVP of licensing & strategy for non-group & emerging markets at ITVSGE, which is headed up by Maarten Meijs and focuses on unscripted and formats. He replaces Sebastian Van Barnevel, who was previously head of licensing for […]

ITV Studios Global Entertainment names DAN exec Arjan Pomper as COO

Arjan Pomper has been appointed as chief operating officer (COO) of Global Entertainment at the UK’s ITV Studios. Pomper joins ITV Studios from his former position as CEO of media and communication company Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) Belgium. In his new role, Pomper will oversee the day to day running of the format sales, global […]

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 […]

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