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Meldal-Johnson to run global content at ITV Studios

Julie Meldal-Johnsen has been appointed director of global content and will oversee acquisitions and coproduction at ITV’s worldwide programming arm. The role opened after Ruth Berry (nee Clarke) was upped to managing director ITVS GE earlier this year. Meldal-Johnson joins ITV Studios Global Entertainment from ITV Studios America, ITV’s US drama division, where she was […]

ITV buys into drama indie

The international content arm of UK broadcaster ITV has bought into Route 24, the new UK-based indie founded by film producer Marc Samuelson. ITV Studios Global Entertainment has taken a minority stake in the firm that Samuelson created with Robert Cheek and Josie Law. Best-known for his film work, which includes Wilde and Stormbreaker, Samuelson […]

Busoli’s Formata to sell ITV formats

Formata has inked a deal with ITV Studios and will shop its formats in the Brazilian market. Brazilian prodco Formata was formed last year by former FremantleMedia and Endemol exec Daniela Busoli, Patricia Cavalcante and Dody Sirena. It will sell ITV Studios formats to broadcasters and digital platforms in Brazil and, in some cases, will […]

ITV sells Mr Selfridge to BBC in Africa and NBC in Europe

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has sold drama series Mr Selfridge to new partners in Europe and Africa. BBC Worldwide has picked up rights to the show, which tells the story of the creation of the London store, for its BBC Entertainment channel in Africa. NBCUniversal has also bought the drama for female-skewing channel Diva Universal […]

Miniseries strike back

A few years ago, it looked like scripted miniseries were heading for the scrapheap. With networks favouring TV movies, returning series and fast-moving factual entertainment franchises, miniseries started to look expensive to produce and hard to schedule. Things are very different now, reports Andy Fry.   A run of well-received projects such as Rome, Pillars […]

ITV Studios poaches drama boss from NBCUniversal

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has recruited Fraser Robinson as VP, scripted acquisitions and coproductions. He joins from NBC Universal International Channels where he was director of scripted. At ITVS GE, the international division of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, he will report to Ruth Clarke, senior VP, acquisitions. She said: “Fraser joins us with a wealth […]

Money Drop ranked the most valuable format in Europe

Endemol’s Money Drop format has come top of a new list measuring the value created by TV formats in Europe. Endemol was also the leading distributor by overall value created by TV formats in 2012, followed by FremantleMedia and then ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Money Drop generated US$213.4 million ahead of last year’s winner Come […]

ITV Studios poaches Worldwide executive and restructures sales team

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has recruited Phil Sequeira from BBC Worldwide and he will be part of a restructured EMEA sales operation. Sequeira will be senior sales executive at ITVS GE. Other changes amid the EMEA restructure include the promotion of David Wilcox and Jennifer Ebell to VP North West EMEA and VP South East […]

Sundance Channel takes international Rectify rights

The international version of the Sundance Channel has picked up US rights to Rectify, the new scripted series from the creators of Breaking Bad. The 6x60mins series, about a prisoner released after two decades on death row, is an original production for Sundance in the US. Its international sister channel, Sundance Global, has acquired the […]

Poirot star heads to MIPTV

ITV Studios Global Entertainment is bringing David Suchet, the star of long-running crime drama Poirot, to Cannes for MIPTV. The series, which is based on the Agatha Christie novels and produced by ITV Studios, is coming to an end after thirteen series. The addition of the new 5x120mins series thirteen means distributor ITVS GE has […]