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ITV Studios locks in CEE format deals

ITV Studios has struck several format deals in the Central and Eastern Europe region, including a remake of Surprise Surprise and Hell’s Kitchen. Romanian free-to-air broadcaster Antena has commissioned a local version of cooking reality series Hell’s Kitchen, which will go out on its flagship Antena 1 channel. ITV Studios has recently shopped the format […]

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, […]

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Cruel critiques and manufactured conflict have been replaced by supportive smiles, warm hugs and a belief that shows should seek to transform someone’s prospects or help them grow emotionally in an ongoing raft of caring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 […]