ITV Studios Global Entertainment


Cineflix hires Kate Laffey from ITV Studios

Cineflix has hired Kate Laffey from ITV Studios Global Entertainment and she will become director of acquisitions at the distributor. Kate is currently senior acquisitions executive at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, responsible for acquiring scripted and non-scripted content from third party producers. She is also responsible for sourcing third-party development and first look deals.  At Cineflix […]

Miami Five-O: NATPE 2013

Miami Beach-based programme market NATPE celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And all the indications are that it is in rude health. A record numbers of buyers, a sold out sign over the exhibition floor and a big-name conference programme are just a few of the headlines that should make Miami Five-0 a very happy […]

LoveFilm inks streaming deal with NBC Universal for TV shows

LoveFilm has sealed a UK programming deal with NBC Universal that gives the Amazon-owned streaming service a raft of the studio’s catalogue and current TV series. The agreement, with NBC Universal International TV, covers scripted shows including 30 Rock, Knight Rider, Warehouse 13 and the US version of The Office. LoveFilm said it covered hundreds […]

ITV sells 50 hours to Belgium

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold a 50-hour package of its dramas to the Belgian public broadcaster, VRT. The deal includes ITV Studios’ new period drama, Mr Selfridge and European coproduction Falcón, based on acclaimed crime writer Robert Wilson’s bestselling series of novels. Other titles include Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour; series one and […]

ITV preps new international hub for Red or Black

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) wants to establish a regional production hubs that can be used to make its Red or Black format throughout Latin America. Distributor ITVSGE is ramping up activity in Latin America, buoyed by the success of formats including Come Dine With Me, which is a hit for Globo in Brazil. Mike […]

Rectify

Rectify was one of the most interesting and darkest dramas to launch at this year’s MIPCOM, helped by the appearance of creator Ray McKinnon. The series is US cable network Sundance Channel’s first wholly owned scripted production; it is produced by the team behind critically acclaimed meth drama Breaking Bad and distributed by ITV Studios […]

Canada’s W Network buys The Audience

Canadian specialty channel W Network has ordered a local version of Channel 4 format The Audience. The show is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which brokered the Canadian deal. In the UK the show is produced by indie The Garden, which has a first-look deal with ITV. In Canada it will be made by […]

The TBI interview: Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is the most successful TV executive of recent years; the man behind The X Factor and Got Talent, talks exclusively to Peter White about the television business, keeping formats fresh, his forthcoming moves into drama and his mother’s roast potatoes.   “There was a point a couple of years ago, where you started […]

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