Mike Beale


ITV Studios launches label in the Netherlands

ITV Studios is expanding its international presence with a new production label in the Netherlands. ITV Studios Netherlands will create and produce ITV’s extensive range of unscripted and scripted formats for Dutch platforms owners and broadcasters. Karin de Groot (pictured) will lead the label as managing director and joins in early 2019. De Groot has […]

Finnish VOD service orders ITVS to create Threesome

ITV Studios Finland is set to produce a remake of scripted format Threesome for Finnish VOD service Elisa Viihde. Filming on the ten-episode series begins later this month. The ITV Studios Global Entertainment format was originally produced in the UK by Big Talk Productions for Comedy Central. The ITV Studios Finland version of Threesome will follow three […]

ITV Studios acquires Swedish prodco Elk Prods

ITV Studios has acquired the Swedish production company Elk Production, a subsidiary of Elk Entertainment Group. Elk Production has 15 shows in production and on air across Sweden’s free to air and pay TV channels including Drömpyramiden (Stacked), Ett jobb för Berg (A Job For Berg) and Superskaparna (Supercrafters). ITV Studios’ majority stake in Elk […]

Dalton’s ITV move sparks Endemol Shine rejig

Endemol Shine Group (ESG) has rejigged its Central and Eastern Europe sales team following the departure of Pascal Dalton for ITV Studios (ITS). Dalton (pictured) is exiting his post as regional sales director for the CEE at MasterChef and Big Brother distributor Endemol Shine International (ESI) after eight years, and will become VP of global […]

ITV Studios hands Beale expanded role

ITV Studios (ITVS) has upped Mike Beale to managing director, Nordics and its global creative network. The newly created post will see the formats-focused exec overseeing ITVS businesses across the Nordic region. These comprise ITV Studios Sweden, ITV Studios Denmark, ITV Studios Finland, ITV Studios Norway and Danish prodco United. The MDs of these companies […]

ITV and CJ E&M agree UK-Korea format pact

The content arm of UK broadcaster ITV and Korean programmer and channel operator CJ E&M will jointly work up an entertainment show for the global market. ITV Studios and CJ E&M will co-develop the as-yet-unnamed format, with each producing local versions in their home countries. ITV’s sales arm, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, will handle international […]

UK Screenings: ITV’s Formats Festival

ITV Studios began showcasing its latest wares to international buyers in London in 2011. With Twofour Group and Talpa Media now part of the ITV stable, the 2017 edition will be the largest yet, says formats chief Mike Beale ITV Studios’ formats showcase first ran in 2011, the same year the global production and sales […]

ITV shops Meet the Parents format

Finnish broadcaster MTV has ordered a local version of ITV Studios’ Meet the Parents format. The show originally went out on ITV in the UK and the broadcaster’s content arm, ITV Studios, launched it at MIPCOM. MTV has now greenlit a local version for its Sub channel. ITV Studios Finland will produce the 10-episode series, […]

China format deal for ITV

ITV has sealed a deal with Huace to remake one of its shows in China, and it will then sell the show outside of Asia. Huace Film & TV will make the show for the Chinese market. It will proceed to sell the finished series within Asia. Which show from the ITV catalogue gets remade […]

RTL to Meet the Parents with ITVS Germany

ITV Studios Germany is producing a six-episode version of British format Meet the Parents for local broadcaster RTL. In the dating format, which was originally from ITV Studios and for ITV in the UK, a single girl questions the parents of five men about subjects such as their school reports, teenage antics and love lives. […]

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