ITV


Almost half of UK consumers haven’t heard of YouView

New research from connected home specialists Twonky reveals that 49% of UK consumers have heard of connected TV service YouView. The service, which is a joint venture between UK broadcasters the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five as well as Arqiva, BT and TalkTalk,  launched last July, having originally been slated to roll out in […]

ITV preps new international hub for Red or Black

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) wants to establish a regional production hubs that can be used to make its Red or Black format throughout Latin America. Distributor ITVSGE is ramping up activity in Latin America, buoyed by the success of formats including Come Dine With Me, which is a hit for Globo in Brazil. Mike […]

Banijay and Eyeworks announce new deals for diving shows

Banijay and Eyeworks have both sealed new deals for their respective diving formats Stars in Danger: High Diving and Celebrity Splash. Banijay International has inked a deal with Ambra Multimedia and the Italian producer will make a local version of Stars in Danger: High Diving (pictured) for Mediaset. Which of Mediaset’s Italian channels will air […]

US syndication deal for BBC cop show DCI Banks

BBC Worldwide has sold DCI Banks into US syndication with a deal that will see the British cop series on 166 public TV stations, reaching 77% of US TV homes. The deal covers two seasons of the show and its pilot and it will start airing in the local stations throughout the US this month. […]

ProSieben stepping out with with Keshet’s Girlfri3nds

German broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired Girlfri3nds and will make local versions of the Israeli format in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The show is distributed by Keshet International, the international sales arm of the Israeli broadcaster Keshet. The show follows three single women as they embark on a nationwide search for a partner, supporting […]

BBC America buys ITV drama Broadchurch

US cable network BBC America has acquired Broadchurch, the upcoming British drama series starring David Tennant (Doctor Who). In the UK the show, which is being made by Spooks producer Kudos, will air on commercial network ITV’s flagship ITV1 channel. The ensemble drama focuses on a small town that it thrown into the media spotlight […]

De Mol poaches key executive from Simon Cowell

John de Mol’s Talpa has poached Simon Jones from Simon Cowell’s Syco. Jones, who was COO at Cowell’s company, will become CEO of Talpa’s new US division, Talpa Media USA.   Prior to Syco, Jones worked at ITV and FremantleMedia. He was the executive producer of American Idol and has also worked on the Got […]

ITV Studios poaches Shaftel from Pawn Stars producer Leftfield

ITV Studios America has recruited Rob Shaftel as senior VP, development. He joins from Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars) and will develop show for cable and broadcast nets from ITV’s New York offices. Shaftel will report to Bruce Robertson, head of development for ITV Studios America. He said: “His expertise will help ITV Studios America continue […]

Banijay sells Stars in Danger diving format into China

Banijay has shopped Stars in Danger: High Diving into China. The format, part of a dispute between Banijay and Eyeworks, has been shopped to satellite broadcaster Jiangsu Satellite Channel and a 10x90mins series is slated to debut in a primetime slot next spring. As per the German format, devised by Banijay Group company Brainpool and […]

Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow

Bradley Wiggins is a household name, but when the filmmakers behind Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow started out on the project the cyclist was considerably less famous, despite being a multiple Olympic medal winner on the track and finishing fourth (since upgraded to third) in the Tour de France. A year later and […]