ITV Studios Global Entertainment


ITVS GE hires NBCU’s Wilcox for EMEA sales

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has appointed NBCU’s David Wilcox as senior vice president of sales EMEA. Wilcox is returning to ITVS GE having spent nine years with the company prior to being appointed by NBCU in 2014. The exec will report in to Greg Johnson, executive VP of EMEA and the Americas, who […]

ITV Studios hires Argonon exec for non-scripted acquisitions

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has appointed Argonon’s Cecelie Olsen to its acquisitions team as SVP of global content for non-scripted. Reporting into Julie Meldal-Johnson, EVP of global content, Olsen will lead the non-scripted team in managing the acquisition of all ITVS GE’s non-scripted content. Olsen will join from Argonon International, where she has […]

ITV Studios taps Silver Reel exec for global acquisitions

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has hired Silver Reel Partners’ Bea Hegedus as VP of global content for scripted. She will work across ITVS GE’s wide range of international producers and clients, reporting to Kate Barnes, senior VP of global content, scripted and coproductions. At Silver Reel, Hegedus was head of television, where she […]

BBC explores The Awkward Age with Downton Abbey drama prodco

UK pubcaster the BBC has put a drama from Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films that’s based on new Francesca Segal novel The Awkward Age into development. Helen Edmundson (An Inspector Calls) is writing the adaptation, which will follow the lives of a modern blended family. The book follows a widowed woman who meets an American […]

Show of the week: Cram

Cram tasks contestants with watching  45-second videos and then recalling details on subjects from dogs to Leonardo da Vinci. The team that ‘crams’ in the most facts about each video wins. The 10x60mins show is adaptable and is “flexible” in terms of schedule, according to Pascal Dalton, VP of global format sales at distributor ITV […]

ITV Studios back Piv Bernth drama studio

ITV Studios has bought a minority stake in the new drama production house of former DR drama chiefs Piv Bernth (pictured) and Lars Hermann. The pair announced their exits from DR in October, a move that led to an ongoing restructure at the Danish pubcaster. Their prodco, Apple Tree Productions, will focus on high-end Danish […]

MIPCOM slates – ITV Studios & Endemol Shine

ITV Studios Global Entertainment ITV is bringing ten formats to Cannes, leading with popular dating show Love Island. The interactive show will be joined by new titles such as Big Star Bigger Star, a format in which parents of famous faces describe what they were like when they were children, and CelebAbility, where five friends […]

ITVSGE hands EMEA to Johnson

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) has promoted Americas sales chief Greg Johnson control of the EMEA region. Johnson will keep his previous duties in his new post as executive VP of EMEA and Americas, though he is relocating to London in January 2018. Since joining ITVSGE in 2013 from BBC Worldwide, Johnson has lead his […]

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 […]

ITV’s Gopal makes eOne sales switch

Dan Gopal is leaving ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) to become Entertainment One’s sales chief across the EMEA region. He has been appointed executive VP of EMEA sales, reporting to eOne Television International president Stuart Baxter. The new role will see him leading eOne’s London-based EMEA sales team, with other European sales operations also report […]

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