ITV Studios Global Entertainment

Jed Mercurio: Nothing surprises me

The Line Of Duty and Bodyguard creator tells Manori Ravindran about his relationship with the SVODs and whether a Ryan Murphy-style talent mega-deal could be on the cards At March’s INTV conference, Netflix’s VP of original series Cindy Holland was confronted with a slide of the global SVOD’s programmes, on which the Richard Madden-fronted BBC […]

ITV’s Love Island heads to New Zealand

ITV Studios and Motion Content Group’s format Love Island has been commissioned by Three in New Zealand. Love Island NZ will be produced by ITV Studios Australia, in what will be its first production for a New Zealand network. In addition to launching the show in New Zealand in 2019, Three has also acquired the […]

Harlots finds UK home on Starzplay

Lionsgate’s Starzplay SVOD has swooped in to air Hulu drama Harlots in the UK. The 8 x 60-minute second series of the Monumental Television-produced period drama, which is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is to debut on the SVOD, which is available via Amazon Channels and Virgin Media. The new series will launch on […]

ITV takes slate of content to Korea and Japan

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has extended its exclusive output deal with Korean pay-TV provider KT Corp and secured additional agreements for titles in Korea and Japan. The renewed deal with KT Corp consists of 180 hours of exclusive ITVS GE scripted and non-scripted content available to the platform, including Mammoth Screen dramas Vanity Fair, […]

Distributors: the new producers?

A growing number of distributors are involved in activities that look more like development, production and commissioning. Andy Fry investigates At its core, the primary role of a TV distributor is still to sell programmes to the international market. But these days a growing number of distributors are also involved in activities that look more […]

Netflix picks up BBC1 thriller Bodyguard

Netflix has picked up World Productions’ BBC1 drama Bodyguard. The streaming giant, which boarded the Richard Madden-fronted thriller at script stage, will release the drama around the world, except for the UK, Ireland and China, following a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The drama, which is created and written by Jed Mercurio, follows a […]

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 […]

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