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RTL to Meet the Parents with ITVS Germany

ITV Studios Germany is producing a six-episode version of British format Meet the Parents for local broadcaster RTL. In the dating format, which was originally from ITV Studios and for ITV in the UK, a single girl questions the parents of five men about subjects such as their school reports, teenage antics and love lives. […]

ITV Choice crowns Victoria as UK debut scores

An international ITV network has acquired new period drama Victoria after its debut episode became the most-watched new drama of the year in the UK. ITV Choice has acquired the Asian and Middle Eastern rights from cousin ITV Studios Global Entertainment. This comes after ITV debuted Victoria on Sunday, August 28 and took 5.7 million […]

ITV orders daytime quiz, Fearless drama

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a 20x60mins daytime quiz show from Endemol Shine Group prodco Initial, and a 6x60mins political drama from a Homeland producer. The quiz format is based around a perceived British obsession with top ten lists. Teams of five players aim to move up a money ladders by finding top ten answers […]

eOne hires ITV Studios EMEA sales exec

Entertainment One Television has hired ITV Studios distribution veteran Toby Melling, TBI has learned. Melling will become VP, sales for eOne Television International, having most recently been VP, sales for northwest EMEA at ITV Studios Global Entertainment. He will report to eOne Television International president Stuart Baxter, and cover France, the Middle East and Africa. […]

ITV, AwesomenessTV create UK pact

UK broadcaster ITV and kids-focused YouTube channel operator AwesomenessTV have entered into a two-year content agreement. This will see AwesomenessTV shows debuting exclusively in the UK on digital terrestrial ITV2 and on-demand platform ITV Hub, which is getting exclusive programming for the first time. Included is a new extended weekend programme for ITV2 in early […]

NBCU makes splash with ITV’s Loch Ness deals

NBCUniversal International Networks has bought upcoming ITV mystery drama Loch Ness for territories in Europe. ITV Studios Global Entertainment has shopped NBCU rights to the ITV Studios-produced six-parter for the 13th Street thematic channel in France, Spain, Germany and Poland. “As the channel dedicated to the best in crime and suspense drama, 13th Street is […]

ITVS sales arm names new MD

Ruth Clarke has been named managing director of ITV Studios Global Entertainment. She was previously executive VP, global content strategy and investment at ITV Studios’ sales arm after landing a promotion last year, as first reported by TBI. The former Shine International senior VP will report to ITVS’s international president, Maria Kyriacou, and oversee global […]

ITV Studios America revs up Little Engine deal

The US arm of ITV Studios has inked a first look deal with Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo’s Little Engine Productions. ITV Studios America will partner on the prodco’s shows for US nets, with ITV Studios Global Entertainment selling these projects internationally and bringing Little Engine into copros with European partners. Little Engine’s credits include […]

ITV and Hulu team for brothel drama

UK broadcaster ITV and US streaming service Hulu are joining forces to make Harlots, a period drama following Samantha Morton (The Last Panthers, pictured) as a brothel owner. The series will follow Morton’s character, Margaret Wells, as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner. The project was written and created by […]

ITV courting in-house dating format

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a Holly Willoughby-front dating format from its in-house production arm, ITV Studios. Willoughby, who presents ITV shows such as Dancing on Ice and This Morning, will present Meet the Parents, which ITV Studios Global Entertainment will sell internationally. The format sees singletons ask potential suitors’ parents questions to determine if […]

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