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Sally Wainwright on directing, delegating and drawing women behind the lens

British writer-director Sally Wainwright, creator of Happy Valley and Gentleman Jack, is one of the few creative talents who can pursue whatever projects she likes. But as she tells Manori Ravindran, you can’t afford to be too complacent in this industry. Sally Wainwright, one of the UK’s pre-eminent writers, will be thinking long and hard […]

ITV Studios, Love Island help UK broadcaster fight advertising lull

ITV Studios’ shows including Love Island and Snowpiercer are set to boost the revenues of the UK broadcaster’s production arm by more than 5% this year. ITVS has been ramping up its stakes in production assets over the past five years, with deals for companies including Cattleya in Italy, US-based Tomorrow Studios and Piv Bernth’s […]

ITV orders gameshow special from Spun Gold

ITV in the UK has ordered a new format that pits previous contestants of major TV gameshows against each other. Quizmaster will be hosted by UK presenter Jeremy Vine and will feature 15 previous contestants of shows including Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Mastermind, The Chase, Fifteen To One and University Challenge. They will […]

UK parliament calls for high-end tax relief reform, terms of trade review

The UK’s high-end tax relief for drama should be reformed and producers’ Terms of Trade with broadcasters should be reviewed, according to a far-reaching report into the country’s TV industry. The UK’s House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee has been reviewing the impact of SVOD services on the UK’s public service broadcasters (PSB’s) such […]

Young Audiences Content Fund reveals first recipients from $75m scheme

The UK’s Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) has revealed the first recipients to benefit from its recently launched £57m ($75m) development and production scheme, with almost £4m handed out to date. The YACF was unveiled in April and has been devised to support the creation of new programming for children and young audiences aged up […]

ITV Hub hits 30m registered users ahead of BritBox launch

ITV’s ad-supported on-demand service ITV Hub has surpassed 30m registered users. The milestone was hit two years ahead of the British PSB’s initial target, with the broadcaster launching a strategy in July 2018 that aimed to increase registered users from 25m to 30m by 2021. The platform had 21m registered users in October 2017, while […]

‘Dancing On Ice’ scores Dutch remake

Dancing On Ice is heading to the Netherlands. Dutch network SBS6 has commissioned a local version of the popular primetime entertainment format, which finds celebrities figure skating with professional partners and competing against one another across various routines. Produced by Talpa Productions, the show will be hosted by Winston Gerschtanowitz and is to air on […]

Passion snaps up ITV’s ‘Harry & Meghan: An African Journey’

Passion Distribution has snapped up UK broadcaster ITV’s documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey. Produced by ITN Productions and ITV News, a clip from the film went viral last week after showing Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle discussing the stress of new motherhood while being a tabloid target with journalist Tom Bradby. The full […]

Britbox adds Amazon, Now TV execs to UK management team

BBC and ITV-backed streamer BritBox has unveiled its senior management team ahead of the UK-focused service’s launch later this year, with new additions including a former Amazon exec. The team is led by the previously announced Reemah Sakaan who has expanded her BritBox US and CA role to become group director of SVOD at ITV. […]

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