Keshet UK brings in ITV Studios’ Shalgosky

Keshet Productions UK has hired Simon Shalgosky from ITV Studios-owned producer Shiver. Shalgosky will be head of development, non-scripted at the Keshet International-owned company. He joins from Shiver, which yesterday drafted in Sion Dickson and Lorraine Charker-Phillips, where he was head of development. Shalgosky counts shows such as Britain’s Best Dish and Come Date with Me on his […]

Ex-Dragonfly boss resurfaces at ITV Studios prodco

The former managing director of Dragonfly Film & TV, Simon Dickson, has joined an ITV Studios-owned UK producer. Dickson is joining Shiver, producer of doc Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile and the … Up doc series, to launch a new label. He will be joined by executive producer Lorraine Charker-Phillips, who is joining from […]

ITV Studios taking D-Day doc to market

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered produce If I Don’t Come Home – Letters From D-Day, a one-off drama doc about the D-Day landings. The 1x60mins programme will be made by ITV-owned factual producer Shiver and go out on June 5. The broadcaster’s sales arm, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, will oversee international distribution. ITV Studios […]

ITV sinks into Hot Tub Britain

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a 1x60mins documentary that looks into the world of British hot tubs. Hot Tub Britain will follow the staff of the UK’s biggest hot tub superstore and its customers. ITV Studios-owned Shiver is attached to produce the doc, which is planned for a 2014 airdate. ITV Studios Global Entertainment will […]

News brief: ITV orders factual from Shiver

UK commercial channel ITV has ordered a trio of factual shows from Shiver, the factual prodco owned by ITV Studios. The shows are the 1x45mins I Shot 2013, which will chart the year’s largest news stories; 1x60mins Being Poirot, which will see David Suchet, who played the Belgium detective for 25 years, explore the appeal […]

News brief: ITV2 gets Utterly Outrageous

ITV Studios-owned UK factual prodco Shiver is creating a new youth-skewing archive programming brand for digital channel stablemate ITV2. Utterly Outrageous will follow a variety of light-hearted subjects in a countdown format and feature presenters and personalities common to the female-skewing channel. The first shows, Utterly Outrageous Frock Ups and Utterly Outrageous Reality Show Moments […]

News brief: ITV plots course with Mystery Map

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a new factual series about British most intriguing mysteries. Mystery Map (WT) will look into unexplained stories such as the Beast of Bodmin, how someone left one hundred miles of footprints in the snow in Devon in just one evening in 1855 and ghosts that haunt Hampton Court. ITV Studios-owned […]

Come Dine With Me creator to leave ITVS

The creator of the much-traveled UK factual entertainment format Come Dine With Me, Nell Butler, is leaving ITV Studios. Butler will leave ITVS later this year. ITV’s commercial arm has produced numerous incarnations of CDWM around the world since Butler’s original UK version launched on Channel 4 in 2005. It’s understood Butler is currently working […]

ITV’s Shiver inks deal with journalist behind Savile exposé

Shiver, the factual division of ITV Studios, has won several UK commissions and is making several more investigative docs with the criminologist behind its influential Jimmy Savile exposé. Shiver has inked a deal with criminologist Mark Williams-Thomas, who will work on a series of undercover investigations that will broadcast on ITV from later this year. […]