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MIPCOM 2019: The Big Deals

As MIPCOM closes its doors after another frenetic market, TBI explores some of the big deals to emerge this year in Cannes. DRAMA With new streamers in town, scripted business was again frisk along the Croisette, with one of those new entrants, Topic, picking up rights to StudioCanal shows Vernon Subutex and Danish comedy drama […]

ITV Studios links with Spain’s Atresmedia for ‘Trust Me I’m A Six-Year-Old’

ITV Studios and Spain’s Atresmedia Studios have struck a co-development deal for gameshow format Trust Me I’m A Six-Year-Old. ITV Studios-backed Possessed worked with the Spanish firm to create the format, which sees celebrities going head-to-head across four competitive rounds, where their only guidance comes from a group of rowdy kids calling the shots with […]

ITV Studios kickstarts major distribution restructure as Talpa’s John de Mol exits

ITV Studios has kickstarted a major restructure of its distribution business that sees the catalogues of Armoza Formats, Twofour and Talpa Media folded into one unscripted catalogue, and new chapter for ITV’s relationship with The Voice creator John de Mol.  ITV Studios’ distribution and commercial arms, formerly known as ITV Studios Global Entertainment, will now operate […]

ITV Studios international boss Maria Kyriacou boards Viacom

ITV Studios’ Maria Kyriacou is joining Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). The exec – who most recently served as president of international for ITV Studios – has boarded the media group as president for VIMN UK, Northern and Eastern Europe, replacing James Currell, who departed the business in June. She joins the business almost two […]

ITV Studios close to deal with BBC for extended iPlayer rights

ITV Studios (ITVS) managing director Julian Bellamy has said his company is close to striking a deal with the BBC over a new rights agreement for the latter’s iPlayer service. The BBC is looking to offer shows for 12 months rather than 30 days via the OTT service to deal with changing viewing habits, but […]

ITV’s Kevin Lygo admits risk-aversion in “brutal” industry

ITV’s director of television Kevin Lygo has admitted that the industry has become more “brutal than ever” on shows that do not immediately perform and admitted it is becoming tougher to take programming risks. Speaking on the first day of the Royal Television Society (RTS) event in Cambridge, Lygo told delegates that there “is a […]

BritBox adds ‘Brexitcast’ for North American audiences

BBC Studios and ITV-backed streamer BritBox has added a new BBC One show about the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union to its North American slate. Brexitcast, which will be available exclusively on BritBox, was inspired by the eponymous BBC podcast and features insights into the complicated world of Brexit from Westminster and Brussels. […]

ITV Studios acquires Armoza Formats

ITV Studios (ITVS) has acquired Israeli format creator and distributor Armoza Formats. The company, founded by Avi Armoza, has more than 100 shows in its catalogue including primetime singing format The Four (pictured), gameshow Still Standing, and primetime studio entertainment series I Can Do That!, which has aired in over 25 countries. The deal will […]

ITV Studios extends interest in Monumental to take majority stake

ITV Studios (ITVS) has increased its interest in UK-based Monumental Television to take a controlling stake in the Harlots producer. ITVS, which had held a 26% stake, now owns a 51% majority in the UK production company, with the Alison Owen and Debra Hayward-founded firm now set to become more integrated within the UK commercial […]

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