ITV Studios Global Entertainment

Cirkus secures multi-year ITVS deal

New SVOD service Cirkus has signed a multi-year deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The deal gives Cirkus ITV titles such as Lewis, Appropriate Adult, Poirot and Prime Suspect and third party shows including Case Histories and Touching Evil. Cirkus is set launch later in the year, focusing initially on the pay TV market, as […]

MIPTV News: Hell’s Kitchen, Four Weddings to get app companions

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has hooked up with Israeli cross media company Screenz to bring new apps for three of its biggest formats to MIPTV. The dual screen apps for reality singing series Who Dares Sings, marriage-themed Four Weddings and cooking show Hell’s Kitchen, can be adapted for local markets, with the aim to extend […]

MIPTV News: ITV Studios adds Scottish drama to slate

Distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment has added BBC1 crime drama Shetland to its MIPTV slate. The show will launch to the global market in Cannes, news that comes soon after UK terrestrial BBC1 commisisoned a second season of the series, produced by ITV Studios and in collaboration with BBC Scotland. The show is based on […]

MIPTV Hot Pick: Islands on the Edge

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has identified blue chip natural history as an area it wants to be active in. So it comes to MIPTV with Islands on the Edge, a Maramedia production for BBC Scotland that explores Scottish islands The Hebrides. Filmed over the course of a year, and shot using ground-breaking techniques, Islands on the […]

ITV Studios’ Four Weddings gets hitched in Germany, Russia and Romania

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has sold its Four Weddings format into several European territories. The show, which was originally produced by ITV Studios for Sky Living in the UK, sees couples compete for prize of a dream wedding. In Germany, ITV Studios is making Hochzeiten und eine Traumreise for Vox and it will debut in […]

Money Drop ranked the most valuable format in Europe

Endemol’s Money Drop format has come top of a new list measuring the value created by TV formats in Europe. Endemol was also the leading distributor by overall value created by TV formats in 2012, followed by FremantleMedia and then ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Money Drop generated US$213.4 million ahead of last year’s winner Come […]

ITV Studios poaches Worldwide executive and restructures sales team

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has recruited Phil Sequeira from BBC Worldwide and he will be part of a restructured EMEA sales operation. Sequeira will be senior sales executive at ITVS GE. Other changes amid the EMEA restructure include the promotion of David Wilcox and Jennifer Ebell to VP North West EMEA and VP South East […]

Zodiak poaches Janet Robinson from ITV Studios

Zodiak Rights has recruited Janet Robinson as VP of sales & acquisitions, North America. She joins after a seven year tenure with ITV Studios Global Entertainment where she worked out of both the LA and London offices. At Zodiak Rights, the sales arm of Zodiak Media, she will focus on finished programme sales across the […]

Sundance Channel takes international Rectify rights

The international version of the Sundance Channel has picked up US rights to Rectify, the new scripted series from the creators of Breaking Bad. The 6x60mins series, about a prisoner released after two decades on death row, is an original production for Sundance in the US. Its international sister channel, Sundance Global, has acquired the […]

Poirot star heads to MIPTV

ITV Studios Global Entertainment is bringing David Suchet, the star of long-running crime drama Poirot, to Cannes for MIPTV. The series, which is based on the Agatha Christie novels and produced by ITV Studios, is coming to an end after thirteen series. The addition of the new 5x120mins series thirteen means distributor ITVS GE has […]