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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. […]

BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund: a fund indeed for a nation in need

The UK children’s industry is already feeling the benefit of a new $70m fund but what are the longer repercussions both domestically and internationally? Ann-Marie Corvin reports Funding kids content is a challenge in many territories but the market failure of domestic children’s programming in the UK has finally prompted government intervention. One of its […]

ITV commissioner Ben Kelly joins Netflix’s unscripted team

ITV commissioner Ben Kelly is joining Netflix’s non-scripted team out of London. The exec, who previously served as an entertainment commissioner for the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? broadcaster, is to serve as manager of non-fiction series for Netflix, looking after global entertainment formats out of the UK. Kelly’s credits include the rebooted Who […]

TBI Weekly: How Red Arrow Studios fits into M&A frenzy (Column)

A flurry of deals yesterday highlighted the surging appetite for acquisitions and with companies including Red Arrow Studios on the block, the M&A frenzy has some way to run yet. Chances are, if you’re a production company in Europe or North America that has a smattering of successful shows on the slate – or even […]

ITV orders Gary Lineker-fronted quiz show pilot

ITV has ordered a quiz show pilot featuring BBC Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker. The former footballer and broadcaster is fronting quiz show Sitting On A Fortune, where a contestant can win a life-changing amount of money in each episode. The show is produced by ITV Studios-owned 5 Gold Rings and Catchpoint producer […]

ITV signs up for Emily Watson-starring psych thriller from Snowed-In

ITV has commissioned Snowed-In Productions for a psychological thriller starring Emily Watson. Too Close will star the Chernobyl actress as a forensic psychiatrist assigned to work with a woman who is accused of a heinous crime but claims total memory loss. The project – which is written by actress and author Clara Salaman and produced […]

ITV’s ‘Masked Singer’ shapes up with host and judges confirmed

UK broadcaster ITV’s adaptation of The Masked Singer is shaping up, with a host and star-studded judging panel confirmed for the 2020 show. Comedian and presenter Joel Dommett – a known stand-up who has presented the likes of ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity…, Hey Tracey! and Singletown – will take on hosting duties for the talent […]

ITV, AMC greenlight Left Bank’s ‘Quiz’

ITV and AMC are adapting James Graham’s play Quiz into a three-part series. Directed by Stephen Frears, the Left Bank-produced drama will tell the story of British couple Charles and Diana Ingram’s attempted heist of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The story is based on real-life events that saw Major Ingram, Diana and an […]

Exclusive: ITV kickstarts internal trials of BritBox ahead of launch

ITV has begun beta-testing BritBox among staff ahead of its launch later this year. TBI understands that a briefing took place earlier this week around the UK-focused venture with the BBC, where the service was unveiled to select staff. All employees were invited to apply to trial the service, but only a select group of […]

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