ITV Studios

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]

Cineflix Rights makes first drama move

Cineflix Rights is moving into drama and has made it first acquisition, upcoming Australian crime mystery Secrets & Lies. The six-part series is being made by Australian indie Hoodlum and has just entered production. It tells the story of Ben, an innocent man who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a four-year-old boy. […]

Crozier: ITV Studios will deliver double-digit growth this year

The CEO of ITV has predicted the UK broadcaster’s international arm, ITV Studios, will deliver “double-digit” growth this year, despite revenues for the first three months of this year dipping 5%. ITVS, which counts Come Dine with Me (pictured) and Hell’s Kitchen among its formats, posted revenues for the three months to March 31, 2013, of £201 million (US$306.1 […]

ITV’s Shiver inks deal with journalist behind Savile exposé

Shiver, the factual division of ITV Studios, has won several UK commissions and is making several more investigative docs with the criminologist behind its influential Jimmy Savile exposé. Shiver has inked a deal with criminologist Mark Williams-Thomas, who will work on a series of undercover investigations that will broadcast on ITV from later this year. […]

ITV cuts £18m deal for The Garden

ITV has acquired The Garden, the UK indie behind shows including 24 Hours in A&E and The Audience for £18 million (US$27.4 million). The UK free-to-air broadcaster announced the deal this morning. The initial payment will be followed by another payout depending on the production company’s performance over the next five years. It reported a […]

ITV dramas ship globally

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured multiple sales of its crime dramas Agatha Christie’s Marple, Vera and Lewis at MIPTV this week. Among the deals, The 3x120mins sixth season of Marple has been pre-sold to France 2 and TMC in France, ABC (Australia), Prime (New Zealand), Pramer (Latin America), Latvian Television, RTV (Slovenia), HRT (Croatia), […]

MIPTV News: ITV Studios adds Scottish drama to slate

Distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment has added BBC1 crime drama Shetland to its MIPTV slate. The show will launch to the global market in Cannes, news that comes soon after UK terrestrial BBC1 commisisoned a second season of the series, produced by ITV Studios and in collaboration with BBC Scotland. The show is based on […]

ITV Studios’ Four Weddings gets hitched in Germany, Russia and Romania

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has sold its Four Weddings format into several European territories. The show, which was originally produced by ITV Studios for Sky Living in the UK, sees couples compete for prize of a dream wedding. In Germany, ITV Studios is making Hochzeiten und eine Traumreise for Vox and it will debut in […]

ITV Studios earnings hit £100 million for first time

ITV Studios’ earnings topped £100 million (US$152 million) for the first time in its history last year, its latest financial results have revealed. The production and distribution arm of the UK broadcaster ITV, ITV Studios, grew its EBITA profit 29% year-on-year, taking the total to £107 million, according to ITV’s financial results for the year […]

Italy’s Rai bets on Red or Black

Italian public broadcaster Rai has ordered a local version of gameshow format Red or Black. The show is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), which struck the Italian deal. The local version will be made by Italian-based production company Magnolia, part of Zodiak Media, in association with ITV Studios. It will be known […]