ITV Studios Global Entertainment


ITV buys Line of Duty prodco

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired Line of Duty producer World Productions. World CEO Roger Charteris is stepping down as a result, with creative director Simon Heath the new chief exec and managing director Roderick Seligman continuing to oversee day-to-day management. ITV will take rights to all new World-produced series going forwards. Significantly, Content Television will […]

Ex-ITV Studios exec joins DRG drama club

Former ITV Studios, Shine Group and Cineflix exec Dave Clarke has joined UK-based DRG to bolster its drama ranks. Clarke has signed a 12-month contract as scripted development and acquisitions consultant. Besides working with the DRG acquisitions team to find new scripted programmes, he will also locate suitable projects for the recently announced Atrium TV […]

Star China format gets new distributors after ITV deal ends

Star China format Sing My Song will now go out through Small World IFT and Bomanbridge Media, with ITV now longer shopping it. Bomanbridge will sell the show in Asia Pacific, while Content Media will shop the rights elsewhere. ITV Studios Global Entertainment had previously sold the format – highlighting it was the first Chinese […]

ABC strikes off Doctor Blake

Australian pubcaster the ABC will end its popular medical-detective drama The Doctor Blake Mysteries with a telemovie. Development has begun on the TV film, which will act as the final instalment of the series and of the upcoming season five. Internationally, PBS in the US and BBC One in the UK are among buyers of […]

Canuck net gets Cold Feet in ITVSGE bundle

Canadian specialty networks operator ZoomerMedia has acquired a package of ITV Studios Global Entertainment programming, including the rebooted comedy-drama Cold Feet. The package comprises Big Talk Productions-created Cold Feet, food series Gino’s Italian Escape: Hidden Italy, 50 episodes of Come Dine with Me and drama Brief Encounters. Cold Feet, which follows the relationships of a […]

Meldal-Johnson to run global content at ITV Studios

Julie Meldal-Johnsen has been appointed director of global content and will oversee acquisitions and coproduction at ITV’s worldwide programming arm. The role opened after Ruth Berry (nee Clarke) was upped to managing director ITVS GE earlier this year. Meldal-Johnson joins ITV Studios Global Entertainment from ITV Studios America, ITV’s US drama division, where she was […]

ITV, AwesomenessTV create UK block

Details of the upcoming AwesomenessTV-themed block coming to UK digital terrestrial channel ITV2 have been revealed. 2Awesome is the name of the programming block first touted when broadcaster ITV and youth-skewed digital producer and network Awesomeness joined forces to distribute programming in the UK in July. The pact marks one of the most significant partnerships […]

BBC Worldwide poaches ITV sales exec

BBC Worldwide has hired Andre Renaud with the sales exec joining from ITV where he spent 12 years. At Worldwide Renaud will be vice president of sales for Italy and Iberia, a newly-created role at the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster. He starts in the new role in January, reporting to another former ITV […]

New ITV drama boss unveils first slate

ITV’s new head of drama Polly Hill has ordered four new drama series for the UK broadcaster. Hill joined ITV from the BBC earlier this year. Her first commissions are medical drama Tauma; Girlfriends, about a trio of female friends facing up to life crises; conspiracy thriller White Dragon; and family drama Next of Kin. […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: The Job Interview

Fixed-rig production specialist Simon Dickson is behind The Job Interview, a Channel 4 factual entertainment format that lays bare the terror people experience when under examination from potential bosses. Former C4 factual commissioner and Dragonfly managing director Dickson was also behind C4’s One Born Every Minute and 24 Hours in A&E, and an executive producer […]

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