ITV Studios


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 […]

Love Island US details emerge as ITV’s War of the Worlds sells globally

US broadcaster CBS is expected to stay loyal to ITV Studios’ hit format Love Island, which is intended to lead a brand refresh for the network when it launches in summer 2019.  The format was highlighted by ITV Studios in Cannes on Monday (15 October) as it held court in its container-built stand outside the Grand […]

Netflix picks up BBC1 thriller Bodyguard

Netflix has picked up World Productions’ BBC1 drama Bodyguard. The streaming giant, which boarded the Richard Madden-fronted thriller at script stage, will release the drama around the world, except for the UK, Ireland and China, following a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The drama, which is created and written by Jed Mercurio, follows a […]

Elephant House taps ITV Studios label for creative director

Viacom International Media Networks’ (VIMN) Elephant House Studios has hired Ed Taylor, from ITV Studios label Potato, as creative director. Elephant is the BAFTA winning production arm of UK broadcaster Channel 5, and producer of MTV and Comedy Central content in the territory. In the newly created role, Taylor will take overall responsibility for all […]

ITV Studios’ Shiver hires Love Productions’ Hansell as head of development

ITV Studios factual arm Shiver has named Love Productions exec Aidan Hansell as head of development. Hansell (left) will report in to group creative director Ana De Moraes who, along with managing director Tim Carter, oversees Shiver’s development strategy. Hansell will lead the new development team in London and Manchester. As head of development at […]

ITV Studios drives 5% revenue rise for ITV

ITV has released a trading update for Q1, revealing that its revenue has risen by 5%, driven by 11% growth in ITV Studios revenue and 41% in online revenue. ITV chief Carolyn McCall (pictured) revealed that total external revenue is up 5% at £772 million, up from £734 million at the same time last year. […]

Volume of TV prodco M&A doubled in four years – IHS

Mergers and acquisitions in the television production space more than doubled between 2013 and 2017 as companies scramble for IP ownership, according to new research. IHS Markit data found that TV prodco M&A activity increased from 42 international deals in 2013 to 102 deals in 2017. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 19.4%, […]

Cineflix gets new lease of Life as Paramedics leads deals

Cineflix Rights has hired industry veteran Richard Life as VP of acquisitions. His hire comes as Cineflix Media’s UK-based sales division scored deals for shows such as First Response: Paramedicsand City Porn. Life, the former head of acquisitions and coproductions at ITV Studios Global Entertainment and head of programming at Channel 4 International, is joining as VP […]

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