ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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 […]

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 […]

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