ITV Studios

TBI Weekly: Six shows to add to your acquisitions wishlist

We’re barely into 2024 and the Miami content markets are already bustling, with NATPE Global coming to a close yesterday and buyers and distributors filling up their diaries with Content Americas just days away. Despite a bumpy 12 months, there is still a lot of quality content headed to the global market and TBI has […]

News round-up: VIP 2000 TV & GoQuest partner on ‘Kuma’; FilmRise & ITV Studios extend pact; Keshet & Satisfaction ink format deal

VIP 2000 TV & GoQuest partner on ‘Kuma’ Miami-based VIP 2000 TV, an independent distribution and production company for the Hispanic market, has partnered with indie distributor GoQuest Media to co-produce Turkish drama series Kuma (The Other Wife) Both companies will distribute the series, with the production helmed by Stellar Yapim, the Inci Gulen Oarr-led […]

ITV ups Iain Macleod to oversee soaps ‘Emmerdale’ & Coronation Street’

British broadcaster ITV and production and distribution arm ITV Studios has appointed Iain Macleod as executive producer for continuing drama. With immediate effect, Macleod will be responsible for leading the creative teams who produce both long-running ITV soap operas, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, reporting to John Whiston, MD of continuing drama and head of ITV […]

TBI Weekly: Unpacking the key trends for 2024

The next 12 months will define the future of the content industry, as streamers, broadcasters and producers compete for survival in a landscape battered throughout 2023 by economic headwinds and strategic u-turns. For some, this emerging ecosystem is presenting opportunities, with co-productions taking centre stage and distributors finding buyers increasingly open to flexible deal-making and […]

TBI’s 2024 Predictions: Julian Bellamy, MD, ITV Studios

2024 is set to be a pivotal year for the global content industry, so TBI has enlisted some of the biggest names in the business to share their thoughts on the major trends of the next 12 months and how they’re going to capitalise on them. Here, Julian Bellamy, MD of ITV Studios, discusses the […]

Netflix extends gameshow ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ into second season

Netflix has ordered a second season of high-profile gameshow, Squid Game: The Challenge. The show, whose first season is set to end this month, features 456 characters playing the games from the series in a bid to win a top prize of $4.56m. It was first unveiled last year and is produced by All3media’s Studio […]

BBCS, ITVS, Directors UK & Pact create forum to address sector challenges

BBC Studios and ITV Studios, along with trade associations Directors UK and Pact have formed the Directors and Producers Forum to address challenges faced by the UK production sector. The forum will comprise senior representatives and members of Directors UK as well as producers. It will discuss matters raised by forum members as well as […]

ATF round-up: ITVS & Jiangsu ink format deal; Netflix, SBS & BBCS pick up Bomanbridge shows; ‘The Voice’ renewed in Thailand

ITVS & Jiangsu ink format deal ITV Studios and China’s Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation have forged a three-year co-development deal to develop and adapt entertainment formats for the Chinese and international markets. The deal was signed by Augustus Dulgaro, EVP of Asia Pacific, global partnerships, ITV Studios and GE Lai, president of Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation at […]

ITV Studios options ‘Battle In The Box’ for France, Australia, New Zealand & Israel

ITV Studios has optioned Something Special’s Korean celebrity format Battle In The Box for France, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel. This latest deal for the format, created by Korea’s NMedia, comes hot on the heels of Fremantle’s multi-territory option last week, covering Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Portugal. UKTV has also taken […]

ITV Studios appoints Jaye Entertainment as South Korean sales agent

ITV Studios has appointed Jaye Entertainment as its new distribution agent in South Korea. The exclusive two-year deal commences in 2024 and will see Jaye Entertainment representing ITV Studios’ catalogue of finished content in the country, including such titles as reality hit Love Island, Gordon Ramsay’s culinary show Hell’s Kitchen, crime drama Line Of Duty, […]