ITV Studios

Belgium’s DPG Media opts to ‘Let Love Rule’ with ITV Studios

DPG Media in Belgium has acquired ITV Studios’ reality dating format Let Love Rule. The format, which originated in the Netherlands, was created by John de Mol, and follows that happens in singletons start living together from the very first date – for at least 24 hours and for as long as five days. The […]

Banijay, All3, eOne, Fremantle & ITVS unveil London Screenings event

Distribution giants All3media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios have joined up to formally launch a London-based screenings week, which will take place following BBC Studios’s Showcase event. The London Screenings will launch on 1 March following on from BBC Studios Showcase, which is scheduled to take place online-only from 22-24 February. […]

UK’s ITV Studios and Japan’s Nippon TV form co-pro pact

UK producer and distributor ITV Studios and Japan-based multi-platform entertainment company Nippon TV have inked a co-production deal to create a new international format for worldwide distribution. The two companies will work together on several ideas before deciding which to develop and take to market, producing the new series in their respective territories. Nippon TV […]

UK drama drives record-breaking export figure to $2bn

UK dramas such as Chernobyl, His Dark Materials and The Feed have powered the country’s TV exports to a record-breaking £1.48bn ($2bn) in revenue over the past year, according to figures revealed today. Scripted series such as ITV Studios The War Of The Worlds and BBC Studios veteran drama Doctor Who accounted for 48% of all revenue, helping to push […]

ITV Studios appoints Cardiff Productions’ Pat Younge to board

ITV Studios (ITVS) has appointed former Sugar Films CEO Pat Younge as a non-executive director to its board. Younge takes up the role with immediate effect and replaces Denise O’Donoghue, while remaining co-founder and co-MD of Cardiff Productions, which was launched in May. Before that, he headed up Sky-backed UK factual producer Sugar Films having […]

Drama round-up: ITV makes ‘Long Call’ with Silverprint; STV & BBMM partner for ‘Frankenstein’; Platform Europa+ buys from Mediaset

ITV makes ‘Long Call’ with Silverprint ITV in the UK has ordered four-part crime drama The Long Call, based on the novel of the same name by Vera and Shetland creator Ann Cleeves. The show is being adapted by Kelly Jones and will be produced by Silverprint Pictures, part of ITV Studios, which will handle international distribution. Des and […]

Twofour expands reality, entertainment by hiring ‘I Can See Your Voice’ exec

ITV Studios-owned Twofour is expanding its reality and entertainment activities and has appointed Louise Hutchinson to lead the company’s efforts. Hutchinson takes the newly created role of head of entertainment at Twofour, which the prodco said “signals a commitment to reignite the legacy of great reality and entertainment hits” such as celebrity challenge The Jump and studio […]

ITV Studios revenues down 19% as pandemic buffets UK broadcaster

ITV Studios (ITVS) revenues were down almost 20% for the first nine months of 2020, as the ongoing challenges of producing during the pandemic continue to be felt. The sales and production division of the UK commercial broadcaster said revenues had fallen to £902m ($1.18bn) for the nine months to September, 19% down on the […]

Israeli streamer Izzy snags Armoza Studios scripted & docureality shows

Recently launched Israeli SVOD Izzy has picked up a raft of content from ITV Studios-owned Armoza Formats for its global subscribers. Izzy, which focused on offering Israeli programming to viewers around there world, will stream the finished tapes of scripted dramas Allenby, Muna, Red Lines, and Street Justice as well as scripted comedy My Life […]

News round-up: ‘Model Railway’ goes Dutch; Sky scores Liverpool FC doc; South Africa opens ‘Love Island’; Oz Directors’ Guild hire

Great Model Railway Challenge leads to Netherlands NPO Max in the Netherlands has optioned rights for a local remake of The Great Model Railway Challenge, following a deal with distributor Silverlining Rights. The format was sold to MGM-backed prodco Concept Street last month and NPO has now optioned a Dutch version of the show, which was […]

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