ITV Studios


ITV Studios Norway appoints long-time Nordisk Film TV exec as MD

ITV Studios has appointed Lars Finnland as MD of its Nordic label, ITV Studios Norway. Finnland, who joins from events company 6.Sans Event where he served as CEO, previous managed Nordisk Film TV, where he also served as chief of entertainment across 16 years with the business. At Nordisk Film TV, Finnland ran a department […]

TBI Weekly: Making sense of the tug of war for BritBox (Column)

The reported friction between the BBC and ITV over windowing shows for their joint SVOD service BritBox UK, set to launch later this year, is a scenario everyone in UK television could have seen coming, argues Stephen Arnell.  There has always been an inherent tension between the BBC and ITV’s ambitions for their own FVOD […]

Fifty Fathoms’ Patrick Spence sets up new drama label at ITV Studios

BAFTA-winning drama producer Patrick Spence is to join ITV Studios, where he will set up and run a new scripted label. Spence is currently managing director of Fifty Fathoms, which he set up in 2010 under the umbrella of Endemol Shine. Since 2018, he has also been director of drama for Tiger Aspect. He has […]

ITV rebrands Shiver label as MultiStory Media

ITV Studios has rebranded its production label Shiver as MultiStory Media, as part of a move to reflect the broader range of content the Come Dine With Me producer is now making. In the past 18 months, MultiStory Media has produced new and returning formats for a range of channels and platforms. They include Piers Morgan […]

ITVS GE, NHK tie up for blue chip doc ‘Wild Tokyo’

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has partnered up with Japanese pubcaster NHK on the production of 4K blue chip natural history programme Wild Tokyo. The 1 x 60-minute doc is set to launch in the lead up to the Olympics in Tokyo next summer. It is co-produced via ITV Studios-owned factual producer Oxford Scientific Films. From […]

Aftercare or afterthought?: Unpacking duty of care on youth-skewing formats

With TV’s biggest entertainment format facing backlash over its aftercare practices, do casting directors and producers need to re-examine duty of care for youth-targeting formats? Manori Ravindran investigates In a competitive entertainment landscape that finds channels jostling for the coveted 16-34 demographic, youth-skewing formats are among the toughest to cast – and, as evidenced by […]

For My Next Trick: The Garden’s Ninder Billing

Each day this week, in the lead-up to International Women’s Day on Friday (8 March), TBI presents its ‘For My Next Trick’ series, which finds a group of industry-leading women across production, commissioning and distribution reflecting on the advice that has shaped their career; innovation in their respective fields; diversity in TV; and the legacy […]

Operation Live, The Desert highlight ITV Studios’ spring formats slate

ITV Studios has rolled out a slate of new formats including The Garden’s Operation Live, Talpa survival show The Desert and Twofour’s undercover series Secret Teacher. The producer-distributor kicked off UK Screenings week today (15 February) with its annual Formats Festival, which welcomed more than 200 international buyers. ITV Studios-backed producers presenting at the showcase […]

ITV Studios’ Possessed hires Sky & Warner Bros. alums

ITV Studios label Possessed has hired former Sky One director Adam MacDonald as chair and Warner Bros. alum Lesley Davies. MacDonald will become the label’s first chair and work with founder Glenn Hugill to shape the strategic and creative future of the label. He was previously director of Sky One and Sky Living for five […]

ITV Studios drives revenue growth for broadcaster

ITV delivered 6% growth in revenues over the first nine months of the year, driven by strong performances across ITV Studios, advertising and online. The broadcaster posted total external revenues of £2.6bn with around £1.5bn coming from broadcast and online and £1.1bn originating from ITV Studios, which is up 10% over the period last year […]

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