Saturday Night Takeaway


ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway scores Australian remake

ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway is getting an Australian remake. ITV Studios Australia is to remake the popular variety show for Network Ten, which will retitle the programme as Sunday Night Takeaway. It will be hosted by Chris Brown and Julia Morris, who present the Australian version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Created […]

News brief: Ex-ITV ents chief joins K7 board

Former head of entertainment development at UK broadcaster ITV Clare Thompson has joined media consultancy K7 Media as non-executive director. This comes as programming intelligence service K7 creates its first management board, which will also include managing director Keri Lewis Brown and Phil Birchenall. Thompson developed formats such as Saturday Night Takeaway while at ITV, […]

ITV Studios on track for £100m 2014 revenue boost

The content arm of ITV is on course to grow revenues by £100 million (US$157.5 million) in 2014, the UK broadcaster said this morning. The commercial channel operator reported results for the first nine months of the year, with ITV Studios revenues up 10% in the period. ITV Studios reported revenue of £207 million in […]

Banijay to rep ITV Studios shows in Spain

Banijay Group has closed an exclusive multi-year deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to rep the latter’s formats in Spain. Banijay Spain, which formed after Banijay acquired DLO Producciones to sit alongside Spanish compatriot Cuarzo in its stable, will handle adaptation and production of ITVSGE formats. These include Come Dine With Me (left), Four Weddings, […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]

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 […]