Mike Beale


TV’s conscious effort

Cruel critiques and manufactured conflict have been replaced by supportive smiles, warm hugs and a belief that shows should seek to transform someone’s prospects or help them grow emotionally in an ongoing raft of caring sharing formats reports Andy Fry. There was a time between 2003 and 2009 when factual and entertainment formats seemed to […]

News brief: ITVS Stepping Out at MIPCOM

ITV Studios Global Entertainment will launch celebrity dance series Stepping Out at MIPCOM. The show, which runs on ITV in the UK, will be joined on the ITVSGE slate by ITV2 hidden camera show Tricked and 12 Yard-produced Big Star’s Little Star. Mike Beale, director of international formats, ITV Studios said: “Stepping Out puts the spotlight […]

ITV has new Takeaway for MIPTV

ITV Studios Global Entertainment is relaunching its entertainment format Saturday Night Takeaway at MIPTV. The show has recently relaunched on UK commercial broadcaster ITV. The first installment of the series bowed on February 23, garnering an average audience of 7.1 million. Internationally, Saturday Night Takeaway has previously been sold into nine territories, including China, where […]

Miami Five-O: NATPE 2013

Miami Beach-based programme market NATPE celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And all the indications are that it is in rude health. A record numbers of buyers, a sold out sign over the exhibition floor and a big-name conference programme are just a few of the headlines that should make Miami Five-0 a very happy […]

ITV preps new international hub for Red or Black

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) wants to establish a regional production hubs that can be used to make its Red or Black format throughout Latin America. Distributor ITVSGE is ramping up activity in Latin America, buoyed by the success of formats including Come Dine With Me, which is a hit for Globo in Brazil. Mike […]

Exclusive: Lifetime tucks into US version of Come Dine with Me

Lifetime is working on a US version of hit format Come Dine with Me. The US cable network has recruited would-be home chefs from the New York area for a pilot. The pilot is understood to have been shot in July and is expected to air on Lifetime later this year. The dinner party format […]