ITV America strikes LaLaLand deal

The US arm of UK broadcaster ITV has inked an exclusive production deal with actress, author and producer La La Anthony. The agreement will see ITV and Anthony develop new shows and the Anthony’s new company, LaLaLand, make the shows in question. The partners and ITV’s Leftfield are already working together on a reality series […]

ITV absorbs US reality prodco Kingdom Reign

ITV’s US unscripted division has inked a deal with The Real Housewives of Atlanta exec producer Carlos King whose prodco Kingdom Reign will become a label under the ITV America umbrella. King will make docusoaps, lifestyle and reality programming as president of ITV-backed Kingdom Reign. He will report to ITV America chief creative officer Adam Sher […]

Discovery makes true crime move

The US Discovery Channel has ordered Killing Fields, its first true-crime series. The show will be produced by ITV-owned prodcos Sirens Media, and launch on Discovery on January 5 in a 10pm slot. Taking a creative cue from popular podcast Serial, which examined one crime in-depth, Killing Fields will follow law enforcement official’s attempts to […]

ITV’s Sirens Media opens in NY, staffs up

Sirens Media is opening a new office in New York and adding to the development team at its Washington DC base. Sirens, which is part of ITV Studios-owned producer Leftfield and produces Real Housewives of New Jersey, has recruited Daniel Markell as VP of development at the new NY office. He joins from Jane Street […]

ITV remains a takeover target, say analysts

ITV will remain a takeover target and speculation about a sale will drive its share price ahead of any deal for the UK commercial broadcaster, according to analysts. In the wake of interim results reported this week, investment bank Credit Suisse issued a note on ITV in which it said the broadcaster’s performance was solid, […]

ITV Studios poaches Shaftel from Pawn Stars producer Leftfield

ITV Studios America has recruited Rob Shaftel as senior VP, development. He joins from Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars) and will develop show for cable and broadcast nets from ITV’s New York offices. Shaftel will report to Bruce Robertson, head of development for ITV Studios America. He said: “His expertise will help ITV Studios America continue […]