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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) […]

ITVS GE builds out APAC team with Discovery, BBC Studios execs

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has expanded its Asia Pacific sales team, hiring top Discovery Networks and BBC Studios execs.   Bharti Mittal has been appointed sales director for South Asia, while Zoe Tsui has joined as head of content sales for Greater China. Mittal — who most recently oversaw APAC for Discovery Networks — […]

Sky explores Rome’s origins in ITVS GE-distributed ‘Romulus’

Sky Italia’s latest original drama, Romulus, will tell the origin story of Rome. Produced by Sky, ITV Studios-backed Gomorrah producer Cattleya and Groenlandia, the 10-part series will be directed Matteo Rovere and premiere on the Italian pay-TV channel. Set in eighth-century BC, Romulus details the city’s origins through elaborate settings, with two entire cities reconstructed […]

ITV rebrands Shiver label as MultiStory Media

ITV Studios has rebranded its production label Shiver as MultiStory Media, as part of a move to reflect the broader range of content the Come Dine With Me producer is now making. In the past 18 months, MultiStory Media has produced new and returning formats for a range of channels and platforms. They include Piers Morgan […]

ITVS GE sends ‘Snowpiercer’ to China

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold the broadcasting rights to forthcoming sci-fi series Snowpiercer in China. ITVS GE has struck a deal with Huanxi Media Group Limited for the rights in mainland China, where the drama will be made available on Huanxi’s streaming platform. Snowpiercer is based on the acclaimed film from Korean […]

ITVS GE sends ‘Bodyguard’ to China

Bodyguard is heading to China. ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold mainland Chinese broadcasting rights to the hit drama to Huanxi Media Group Limited, which will stream the title on huanxi.com. The platform provides domestic and international films as well as scripted TV drama. Bodyguard was created and written by Line Of Duty […]

CBS ‘Love Island’ reboot heads to Canada

Canadian broadcaster CTV has picked up rights to the US reboot of Love Island. The channel has acquired exclusive multi-platform Canadian rights to the forthcoming CBS show via a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The stripped dating competition is to anchor CTV’s summer schedule, building out its unscripted offerings, which include the likes of […]

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 […]

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