Maria Kyriacou

ITV poaches Turner’s Eilenberg for key US role

Turner Broadcasting System veteran David Eilenberg has been tapped to run ITV Entertainment, the newly named reality production division of ITV America. As president, Eilenberg (pictured) will run the unit, which was known as ITV Studios America until Brent Montgomery was named CEO of a consolidated ITV America in December. In part, Eilenberg replaces Orly […]

Maria Kyriacou upped at ITV Studios

Maria Kyriacou has been handed a wider role in at ITV Studios after being named president, international, of the content arm of UK-listed broadcaster ITV. The role is a new one at ITV Studios, and puts Kyriacou in charge of its network of prodcos outside the US, as well as the US scripted division. She […]

Talpa, ITV strengthen ties with new pact

Just months after buying Talpa Media, ITV Studios has secured production partner rights to John de Mol’s formats catalogue in Australia and the Nordic region. The exclusive agreement also includes Talpa exclusively producing ITVS formats in the Netherlands and the Middle East. The Voice in Australia, Finland and Norway, and The Voice Kids in Denmark […]

ITV Studios poaches Nine Network boss

ITV Studios has poached David Mott to run its Australian business as CEO. He is currently managing director of free-to-air broadcaster Nine Network’s Perth division and before that was chief programming officer at Network Ten, where he commissioned many hit programs including Big Brother, Australian Idol and Masterchef. He has also worked at Seven. Mott […]

Texas Rising, Aquarius deals for ITV Studios

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has shopped big-ticket dramas Texas Rising and Aquarius to a host of broadcasters. Texas Ranger drama Texas Rising was ITV Studio’s big launch at MIPTV. It went out on History in the US and Asia and has now been acquired by Sky Italia, SPI for the CEE region, OTE in Greece […]

Walker to take ITVSGE COO post

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has named its finance and operations director Duncan Walker as its first COO. Walker will take up the newly created post after a six-month secondment in New York, where he oversaw the integration of US unscripted production group Leftfield Entertainment into the ITV fold. Walker’s official title will be COO, ITVSGE […]

Ex-Galleon chief joins ITVS as kids sales boss

Steve Green, formerly of UK-based IP group Galleon Holdings, has joined ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s children’s unit and taken a senior sales role. Green will be executive VP, kids’ content and distribution at ITVSGE, where he will be tasked with overseeing commercial, programming, and licensing and merchandising operations. He will oversee ITVSGE’s global head of […]

Ruff named as new ITVS Germany MD

Christiane Ruff has been named ITV Studios Germany’s new managing director, with incumbent Jan Kromschröder stepping down to launch his own business. She will take up her new role on July 16. Kromschröder resigned before MIPTV this year to launch his own venture, though details of this are yet be disclosed. Ruff has been working […]

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 […]

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 […]