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ITV Studios hire Bavaria Fiction exec for new German drama prodco

ITV Studios (ITVS) has hired Bavaria Fiction’s Moritz Polter to head up a new scripted production label in Germany. The as-yet unnamed prodco will launch later this year and has an “international scope”, ITVS said, with Moritz creating, financing and delivering “high-profile” productions for the global market. He will report to Lisa Perrin, MD of international […]

MIPTV round-up: Protagonist launches ‘The Kings’ for global sales; David Beckham preps biography project; ViacomCBS strikes format deals

Protagonist launches ‘The Kings’ for global sales UK-based distributor Protagonist Pictures is launching global sales of Box To Box Film’s boxing docuseries The Kings at MIPTV this week. The four-part series, made by Box To Box in association with Ingenious Media was directed by Mat Whitecross (The Road To Guantánamo) and produced by James Gay-Rees […]

ITVS-owned Lifted boosts development team with trio of senior hires

ITV Studios-owned Lifted Entertainment has announced a trio of senior development hires. Ramy El-Bergamy has joined Lifted to spearhead development at its northern base in MediaCityUK, reporting to Lee McNicholas, who recently joined the label as creative director, North. Meanwhile, Sean O’Brien and Susannah Haley have joined the London-based team, as development producer and development executive, […]

BritBox strikes exclusive ‘Line Of Duty’ deal in US

BritBox in the US has picked up exclusive rights to the sixth season of Jed Mercurio’s hit police drama Line Of Duty, in a deal that also hands it rights to all future episodes of the show. US streaming service Acorn TV had snapped up streaming rights to the first five seasons of Line Of Duty from Hulu in […]

Circle of Confusion TV Studios to adapt sci-fi drama ‘Austral’

US-based Circle of Confusion Television Studios and ITV Studios-owned Big Talk Productions in the UK are adapting author Paul McAuley’s sci-fi novel Austral for TV. Elise McCredie (Stateless) will write, while Erik Skjoldbjaerg (Occupied) is attached to direct the series, with both to also executive produce, alongside Kenton Allen, Luke Alkin and Matthew Justice from Big Talk, and Lawrence […]

BritBox adds ‘Grace’ to North American originals line-up

BBC Studios and ITV joint SVOD BritBox is adding UK crime thriller series Grace to its slate of originals in North America. The series, based on the Roy Grace novels by author Peter James, will land on the service in the US and Canada on 27 April. Produced by Second Act Productions, Tall Story Pictures […]

ITVS spins ‘The Voice’ with new rap version, acquired by Turkish SVOD Exxen

ITV Studios (ITVS) has unveiled a spin-off from singing competition format The Voice, which will focus on aspiring rap artists. The Voice Rap will see aspiring talent attempting to impress their coaches with their distinctive styles, rhythm and poetry before facing a judging panel. ITVS described the format as a “digital first music competition” that had been developed specifically for […]

Nippon TV & ITVS unveil family entertainment format ‘Stacking It!’

ITV Studios (ITVS) and Japan’s Nippon TV have unveiled the first format to emerge from their co-development deal struck last year. Stacking It! is described as “a large-scale family entertainment gameshow” with multiple prizes, the catch being that contestants will only take home what they can stack. Each company will produce the new series in their […]

US streamer Fox Nation & Germany’s ARD board Plimsoll, ITVS nature ‘epic’

Fox News Media streamer Fox Nation and German broadcasting group ARD have boarded Plimsoll Productions’ and ITV Studios’ natural history series A Year On Planet Earth. The companies will serve as the first international co-production partners on the 6 x 60-minute blue-chip factual series, which is being made by Tom Hugh-Jones (Tiny World) and Dr […]

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