ITV Studios


ITV Studios on track for £100m profit in 2012

ITV Studios, the content arm of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, will report a profit of over £100 million this year and grow further in 2013, ITV chief executive Adam Crozier said this morning. For the nine months to end-September, the programming and distribution arm of ITV reported revenues of £498 million, a 20% increase year-on-year. […]

Shine names Katrina Neylon as Ruth Clarke’s replacement

The distribution arm of Shine has promoted Katrina Neylon to senior VP, head of EMEA, filling the role vacated by Ruth Clarke earlier this year. Neylon will run a six-strong team and report to Shine International boss Nadine Nohr. She joined shine as director of sales in 2011 since when she has brokered deals including […]

Exclusive: Lifetime tucks into US version of Come Dine with Me

Lifetime is working on a US version of hit format Come Dine with Me. The US cable network has recruited would-be home chefs from the New York area for a pilot. The pilot is understood to have been shot in July and is expected to air on Lifetime later this year. The dinner party format […]

Canada’s W Network buys The Audience

Canadian specialty channel W Network has ordered a local version of Channel 4 format The Audience. The show is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which brokered the Canadian deal. In the UK the show is produced by indie The Garden, which has a first-look deal with ITV. In Canada it will be made by […]

Netflix snags Warner Bros content as Scandi roll out continues

Netflix has launched in Denmark today and will roll out in Norway and Finland later this week and the streaming service has secured a pan-Scandinavian programming deal with Warner Bros. for the studio’s TV series and movies in the first pay TV window, TBI has learned. The Warner Bros content previously resided with C More, […]

DRG wins back Underbelly rights

DRG has picked up international rights to the latest two seasons of popular Australian crime drama Underbelly. The distributor sold the first three seasons of the scripted series before ITV Studios stepped in and took the rights to the fourth season, Underbelly: Razor. DRG will now sell Underbelly 5: Badness and Underbelly 6: Squizzy. The […]

ITV acquires Graham Norton’s So Television

British commercial broadcaster ITV has acquired Graham Norton’s production company So Television. The move marks the latest expansion of the network and fits with its plan to boost its production capabilities, both in the UK and internationally. ITV Studios, the production arm of the company, paid £10 million upfront for the company with a further […]

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