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ITV and Amazon’s Strangers heads to Asia

Fox Asia has picked up ITV and Amazon co-production Strangers from All3Media International. The channel has acquired the Hong Kong and UK-filmed thriller, which was formerly titled White Dragon. It will be launched on the channel this autumn through Fox Asia’s pan-Asia linear feed and Fox Plus. All3Media International has also sold Strangers into New […]

TBI Weekly: Could Endemol go back to Fox?

A new frontrunner to buy Endemol seems to emerge each week – is it all a masterful PR stunt on the Black Mirror producer’s behalf to drive up the price-tag, or could we realistically see a buyer in place by December, as suggested by chief creative officer Peter Salmon last month? Sources tell TBI that […]

ITV rules out Endemol Shine purchase

ITV has said that it will not make a bid for Endemol Shine, joining the likes of Germany’s RTL which has also ruled itself out. “In light of continued press speculation, ITV confirms that it has no current intention of making a bid for Endemol Shine Group,” the company said in a statement to investors on Wednesday morning (October […]

RTL and ITV strengthen advertising partnership

German and international broadcaster RTL and UK commercial broadcaster ITV are to strengthen and extend their advertising sales partnership, with Kelly Williams, ITV’s managing director of commercial, joining the board of RTL AdConnect, RTL’s international ad sales house. Under the pair’s extended partnership, RTL AdConnect will represent ITV globally outside the UK and foster closer […]

ITV hires Britbox exec for SVOD push

ITV has hired Britbox exec Reemah Sakaan to push new SVOD plans for the company in the UK. ITV CEO Carolyn McCall revealed the plans during the company’s Capital Markets Day in London earlier this week. Sakaan, who was previously SVP of creative and editorial for Britbox -a joint venture between the BBC, AMC and […]

Endemol Shine exec confirms sale is imminent

The sale of Endemol Shine Group is reaching its final stages, with a deal expected in “a month or two”. Endemol chief creative officer Peter Salmon confirmed on Tuesday (18 September) at the Royal Television Society’s London conference that the business is close to reaching a deal, with new ownership expected to be in place […]

ITV’s Carolyn McCall to deliver MIPCOM keynote

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall is set to deliver a keynote at MIPCOM, where she will touch on ITV’s plan to grow UK and global productions. The Media Mastermind keynote will be held on October 15 at 11:30am at the auditorium of the Palais des Festivals. Taking the MIPCOM stage for the first time since joining […]

TBI Weekly: Virgin Media’s potential channel wipeout

This week, Virgin Media’s carriage disputes with content providers dominated the conversation in the TV industry. A small spat between UKTV and the service provider has gained momentum after the two companies failed to reach an agreement on how much Virgin should be paying for UKTV’s portfolio of ten channels. As a result, channels such […]

ITV mulls SVOD plans as it aims to be ‘more than TV’

ITV has said that growing its direct-to-consumer business will be a “key focus” of its new strategy as the UK broadcaster aims to the “more than TV”. In its half year report, ITV indicated that it plans to make a bigger push into the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) space, claiming that UK consumers are “willing to […]

SVOD subs overtake pay TV in the UK, Ofcom reports

Subscriptions to OTT TV services Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV have overtaken traditional pay TV services in the UK, according to figures compiled by media and telecom regulator Ofcom. According to Ofcom’s latest Media Nations report, which covers major trends in UK television, pay TV revenues also declined last year after a period […]

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