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ITV defends itself in wake of Caroline Flack death, as ‘Love Island’ returns

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has defended itself against growing criticism that it did not do enough to support former Love Island host Caroline Flack, who died over the weekend. Kevin Lygo, director of television at ITV, said the broadcaster had been in touch with Flack since the decision was made for her to step down […]

Romania’s Antena signs up for local version of ‘Love Island’

Romania has become the 15th territory to order a local version of ITV Studios’ and Motion Content Group’s format Love Island. Commercial broadcaster Antena in Romania has snapped up the format, which will also debut this year in France on Amazon Prime in March and return on CBS in the US. Last year Love Island […]

Banijay Asia, GroupM strike content deal targeting Indian market

Banijay Asia and GroupM India have struck up a content partnership targeting the Indian market. The deal will see GroupM’s Motion Content Group and Banijay Asia — the 50-50 JV between Banijay Group and media vet and former Endemol Shine India boss Deepak Dhar — creating both scripted and non-scripted content across a variety of […]

Show of the Week: The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes

The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes is a Red Arrow – distributed social experiment format that sees 14 people with dementia tasked with running a professional restaurant. Hailing from Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds’ CPL Productions and Motion Content Group, the series follows a group of people living with varying stages of dementia who […]

‘Love Island’ set for remake in Hungary with RTL

Reality format Love Island is to be remade in Hungary this year, taking its total number of original commissions around the world to 13. The ITV Studios and Motion Content Group format will launch in Hungary on RTL Klub this year, where it will be produced by Paprika. Meanwhile MTV3 has also confirmed it will […]

ITV’s Love Island heads to Belgium, the Netherlands & Poland

ITV Studios and Motion Content Group hit format Love Island will be adapted in Belgium and Poland in 2019. In Belgium, SBS has licensed the format and will co-produce with RTL in the Netherlands. This will feature Islanders from both countries and be co-produced by Lecter Belgium and ITV Studios Netherlands. Elsewhere, Polsat has ordered […]

Netflix swoops for Channel 4’s The Circle

Netflix has snapped up Channel 4 format The Circle.  The streaming giant is to adapt the Studio Lambert format in three territories, including the US, featuring players from each country. The remaining two markets have yet to be revealed, though TBI understands that Netflix has the right to show their versions of the format in all […]

Channel 5 lifts the kilt on Scotland’s hidden treasures

Banijay Group company, IWC, and Motion Content Group, have been commissioned to make a new 5×60 series, Secret Scotland With Susan Calman (w/t), for Channel 5. From Loch Ness to Edinburgh Castle (pictured), presenter Susan Calman unveils Scotland’s most iconic destinations, discovering their untold tales. Secret Scotland looks closely at the history and characters Scotland […]

New financier taps Van Den Bussche for TV push

Transatlantic media investment group MCap has appointed former Zodiak Media and Endemol Peter Van Den Bussche to lead a push into programme financing. This comes soon after London- and New York-based MCap raised US$500 million to launch into North America. Van Den Bussche has worked in international TV for 20 years, notably as Zodiak’s head […]

Ex-Motion & C4 exec joins Reel One’s drama push

Dominic Schreiber, formerly of Channel 4 and Motion Content Group, has joined drama producer and distributor Reel One Entertainment. Schreiber, who is also a former editor of TBI, has been named global drama executive at the Montreal-based company. He was most recently executive producer of scripted at Motion (fka GroupM Entertainment), where he was EP […]