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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 […]

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 […]

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