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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 […]

ITV buys more Almost Naked Animals

CiTV in the UK has ordered another season of animated series Almost Naked Animals. The digital kids channel, which is run by commercial broadcaster ITV, has ordered a third series of the show, which is produced and distributed by Canada-based indie 9 Story Entertainment. Elsewhere in Europe, 9 Story sold the show to Canal+ in […]

ITV Studios on track for £100m profit in 2012

ITV Studios, the content arm of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, will report a profit of over £100 million this year and grow further in 2013, ITV chief executive Adam Crozier said this morning. For the nine months to end-September, the programming and distribution arm of ITV reported revenues of £498 million, a 20% increase year-on-year. […]

Canada’s W Network buys The Audience

Canadian specialty channel W Network has ordered a local version of Channel 4 format The Audience. The show is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which brokered the Canadian deal. In the UK the show is produced by indie The Garden, which has a first-look deal with ITV. In Canada it will be made by […]

Ovation comes on board TV adaptation of Ian Rankin novel, Doors Open

US cable channel Ovation has become a coproduction partner on Doors Open, the upcoming TV adaptation of the Ian Rankin novel. Ovation will coproduce with BBC Worldwide and Sprout Pictures, the production company owned by Stephen Fry, who will also star in the TV movie. Worldwide will distribute the show, which will debut on ITV1 […]

ITV acquires Graham Norton’s So Television

British commercial broadcaster ITV has acquired Graham Norton’s production company So Television. The move marks the latest expansion of the network and fits with its plan to boost its production capabilities, both in the UK and internationally. ITV Studios, the production arm of the company, paid £10 million upfront for the company with a further […]

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