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ITVS GE builds out APAC team with Discovery, BBC Studios execs

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has expanded its Asia Pacific sales team, hiring top Discovery Networks and BBC Studios execs.   Bharti Mittal has been appointed sales director for South Asia, while Zoe Tsui has joined as head of content sales for Greater China. Mittal — who most recently oversaw APAC for Discovery Networks — […]

ITVS GE sends ‘Snowpiercer’ to China

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold the broadcasting rights to forthcoming sci-fi series Snowpiercer in China. ITVS GE has struck a deal with Huanxi Media Group Limited for the rights in mainland China, where the drama will be made available on Huanxi’s streaming platform. Snowpiercer is based on the acclaimed film from Korean […]

ITVS GE sends ‘Bodyguard’ to China

Bodyguard is heading to China. ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold mainland Chinese broadcasting rights to the hit drama to Huanxi Media Group Limited, which will stream the title on huanxi.com. The platform provides domestic and international films as well as scripted TV drama. Bodyguard was created and written by Line Of Duty […]

CBS ‘Love Island’ reboot heads to Canada

Canadian broadcaster CTV has picked up rights to the US reboot of Love Island. The channel has acquired exclusive multi-platform Canadian rights to the forthcoming CBS show via a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The stripped dating competition is to anchor CTV’s summer schedule, building out its unscripted offerings, which include the likes of […]

ITVS GE, NHK tie up for blue chip doc ‘Wild Tokyo’

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has partnered up with Japanese pubcaster NHK on the production of 4K blue chip natural history programme Wild Tokyo. The 1 x 60-minute doc is set to launch in the lead up to the Olympics in Tokyo next summer. It is co-produced via ITV Studios-owned factual producer Oxford Scientific Films. From […]

NATPE: Walking Dead most in-demand; ITVS GE’s LatAm formats deal; MGM goes to court

Walking Dead named Parrot’s most in-demand series Parrot Analytics has named AMC’s The Walking Dead as its most in-demand TV series for 2018 as part of the firm’s inaugural Global TV Demand Awards out of NATPE Miami. Walking Dead cast members Josh McDermitt and Pollyanna McIntosh and producer Denise Huth were on hand to accept the […]

MIPCOM round-up: When Heroes Fly lands at Netflix, Broadchurch adapted

Netflix has picked up Keshet International’s When Heroes Fly, the first recipient of the Canneseries Best Series award, for global release in 2019. All ten episodes of the original Hebrew-language drama will be made available in subtitles on the platform. Produced by Spiro Films for Keshet Broadcasting, When Heroes Fly is a thriller set in […]

Netflix picks up BBC1 thriller Bodyguard

Netflix has picked up World Productions’ BBC1 drama Bodyguard. The streaming giant, which boarded the Richard Madden-fronted thriller at script stage, will release the drama around the world, except for the UK, Ireland and China, following a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The drama, which is created and written by Jed Mercurio, follows a […]

ITVS appoints PBS’s Mike Kelley to US sales

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has appointed Mike Kelley as senior vice president for sales in the Americas. Kelley, who will be based at ITVS GE’s LA office, will report to Greg Johnson (pictured), executive vice president EMEA & Americas of the division. The news sales exec was senior vice president of programming, business […]

ITV Studios & Barcroft know The Customiser is Always Right

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) and Barcroft Media have partnered up for a new deal that will see ITV’s sales house distribute car transformation series The Customiser is Always Right and four new series. The Customiser is Always Right was recently commissioned in the UK as a new UKTV Original show for Dave. The […]

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