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BBCWW hires ex-ITVS formats director

Former ITV formats exec Sumi Connock has joined BBC Worldwide as its global head of formats. As creative director of formats at the commercial arm of the BBC, Connock is charged with working up the formats catalogue and reimagining existing formats for modern viewers. She will also work with Worldwide’s regional team to identify acquisition […]

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 […]