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ITV’s Love Island heads to Belgium, the Netherlands & Poland

ITV Studios and Motion Content Group hit format Love Island will be adapted in Belgium and Poland in 2019. In Belgium, SBS has licensed the format and will co-produce with RTL in the Netherlands. This will feature Islanders from both countries and be co-produced by Lecter Belgium and ITV Studios Netherlands. Elsewhere, Polsat has ordered […]

The Nordics take on ITV’s Love Island

ITV Studios (ITVS) has sold its record-breaking format Love Island across the Nordics in Denmark, Finland and Norway. TV3 has ordered the show in Denmark and Norway, while MTV3 has commissioned it in Finland. ITV Studios’ local production labels, United Productions, ITVS Norway and ITVS Finland, will produce the show in their respective territories. All three […]

ITV2 pairs Love Island’s Chris and Kem

Twenty Six 03 Entertainment, the entertainment and formats joint venture founded by Duncan Gray and Cineflix Media, is reuniting Love Island stars Chris and Kem for a new ITV2 reality show in which viewers take them on in spontaneous challenges of their own choosing. You vs. Chris and Kem (WT) sees Chris and Kem put […]

Endemol Shine creates Successville comedy label

Endemol Shine Group has created a production company with the team behind BBC Three comedy Murder in Successville. Shiny Button will be an independent label within Tiger Aspect Productions, and will form part of Endemol Shine UK. The firm will develop and produce original entertainment programming for TV and feature films. It will work with […]

ITV, AwesomenessTV create UK block

Details of the upcoming AwesomenessTV-themed block coming to UK digital terrestrial channel ITV2 have been revealed. 2Awesome is the name of the programming block first touted when broadcaster ITV and youth-skewed digital producer and network Awesomeness joined forces to distribute programming in the UK in July. The pact marks one of the most significant partnerships […]

ITV2 explores The Great Indoors with CBS

UK digital terrestrial channel ITV2 has acquired new season US sitcom The Great Indoors. The comedy, about an intrepid adventure journalist getting to grips with modern digital publishing, was an unexpected hit with buyers at the LA Screenings in May this year, prompting commercial broadcaster ITV to swoop and claim first window broadcast and VOD […]

Rival channels ‘up after BBC Three online move’

Commercial TV viewing on television sets was up in the in the UK in the first half of 2016 thanks in part to BBC Three’s move from linear to online, according to new research by Thinkbox. The marketing body for commercial TV in the UK said that it is likely that the closure of BBC Three’s […]

ITV, AwesomenessTV create UK pact

UK broadcaster ITV and kids-focused YouTube channel operator AwesomenessTV have entered into a two-year content agreement. This will see AwesomenessTV shows debuting exclusively in the UK on digital terrestrial ITV2 and on-demand platform ITV Hub, which is getting exclusive programming for the first time. Included is a new extended weekend programme for ITV2 in early […]

Hulu buys SVOD rights to UK comedy

Hulu has acquired exclusive SVOD rights in the US to British comedy Plebs. The US platform closed the deal for seasons one and two with distributor DRG. The agreement also includes Monicker Pictures’ comedy The Delivery Man and Channel X-produced Detectorists as US streaming exclusives. Plebs is UK digital channel ITV2’s highest-rating comedy and is […]

ITV orders Initial’s Almost Impossible Game Show

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered The Almost Impossible Game Show, a new physical gameshow from Endemol Shine prodco Initial. Billed as a comedy gameshow, the series will have ten contestants taking on hilarious challenges. The participants have 50 chances to complete five challenges. The 6x60mins show will go out later this year on ITV2. […]