MIPTV formats round-up – updated throughout the day

Fremantle Finland appoints new CEO Jarkko Luoma has been appointed as the new CEO for Fremantle Finland, following the exit of Joonas Hytönen. Hytönen has decided to step down and the change of management was made effective on 1 April 2022. Luoma is promoted into the role from the position of head of development & […]

ITVBe debuts new pre-school block with Pip Ahoy!

Pip Ahoy!, produced by CHF Entertainment, has premiered its third series exclusively on ITVBe’s preschool block littleBe, as the channel makes its debut this month. ITVBe has acquired all three seasons of Pip Ahoy! and will broadcast twice daily, Monday to Friday during key broadcast hours, 9am-12pm. Produced by CHF Entertainment and featuring the voice of […]

ITV set to reintroduce pre-school block

ITV is set to introduce a pre-school block on ITVBe after abandoning the concept five years ago, it was explained at The Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield today.   ITV’s Paul Mortimer, head of digital channels and acquisitions, said the move was a “soft launch” and will be placed on the channel on Mondays from […]

Keshet wins ITV commission

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered When Do You Get Off?, a new dating show from the UK production division of Israel’s Keshet. The 10x1hr series will go out on ITV’s female skewing ITVBe channel. The format was created by Keshet Productions UK, which is producing it for ITV. The series sees singletons dating four suitors […]

ITV hitched to Bridezillas for new channel

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired Bridezillas and spin-off series Marriage Boot Camp for its new lifestyle channel ITVBe. The new young female-skewing channel launches on October 8 and the DCD-distributed shows will be part of its launch line-up. Both Bridezillas and Marriage Boot Camp (pictured) are both on female-skewed cable channel WeTV in the US. […]

ITV lines up summer launch for Encore

UK broadcaster ITV is set to launch its new pay channel, ITV Encore, on June 9. The network will launch on Sky Channel 123 and will be home to “the best of contemporary British ITV drama”. ITV Encore’s branding has been produced in-house, while details of its schedule and broadcast hours will be confirmed closer […]

ITV to launch female-skewed net

UK broadcaster ITV is expanding its group of free-to-air channels with the launch of a female-skewed channel called ITVBe. The network will exclusively house programmes such as reality smash The Only Way is Essex (pictured), which is currently on youth-skewed ITV2. The digital terrestrial network will target 16-34 year-olds with shows such as the Real […]