Kevin Lygo


ITV Studios boss pens BBC drama

Kevin Lygo, the managing director of ITV Studios, has had a drama series picked up by ITV’s chief rival the BBC. Lygo submitted the idea for cop series Walter to the BBC under a pen name, Ruby Solomon. The UK public broadcaster then greenlit a broadcast pilot for flagship channel BBC One without knowing Lygo […]

Buccieri upped at ITV Studios US, Kyriacou adds new role

Paul Buccieri has been promoted to chairman of ITV Studios US Group, ITV’s umbrella division that includes all of its acquired Stateside production companies. In a further change, ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s MD Maria Kyriacou is taking on responsibility for production outside of the US and the UK. Buccieri (left) has been instrumental in UK […]

ITV Studios forms US umbrella group

Paul Buccieri will lead a new ITV Studios US group that will reflect UK broadcaster ITV’s expanded stateside business. The formation of the ITV Studios US Group, which will house ITV Studios America, comes after the acquisition of US producers Thinkfactory Media, High Noon Entertainment and Gurney Productions and ITV CEO Adam Crozier’s claim that […]

ITV cuts £18m deal for The Garden

ITV has acquired The Garden, the UK indie behind shows including 24 Hours in A&E and The Audience for £18 million (US$27.4 million). The UK free-to-air broadcaster announced the deal this morning. The initial payment will be followed by another payout depending on the production company’s performance over the next five years. It reported a […]