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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 […]

BBC One, Netflix preps Hippie Trail murder drama from Mammoth Screen

BBC One in the UK has commissioned a true-life drama from Poldark producer Mammoth Screen that explores how an elusive murderer operating on the Hippie Trail was caught and brought to trial, with Netflix onboard as a co-production partner. The Serpent is set in the 1970s and is being written by Ripper Street duo Richard […]

ITV Studios champions future of flexible backing for producers

ITV Studios is positioning itself as a flexible partner to international producers against a competitive backdrop of exclusive talent deals on offer from SVODs and studios. Maria Kyriacou, president of international for ITV Studios, has championed the super-indie’s range of deal structures that allow its production partners to “share in the upside” of hit shows […]

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 […]

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