Warner Bros. International TV Production

WBITVP hires ex-Garbo Stories CEO Stefano Torrisi to head up production in Spain & Portugal

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) has appointed former Garbo Stories CEO Stefano Torrisi as its new managing director in Iberia, taking over production operations in Spain and Portugal from Sebastián Moguilevsky, who departs at the end of the year. Torrisi replaces Moguilevsky, who announced he was stepping down last month after almost seven years […]

Opinion: Mapping the Nordic market & what it means to Formatland

Consolidation has been rife across the industry over recent months, so who better than TBI’s resident format expert Siobhan Crawford to pin down exactly who owns what & what it means for the rest of the industry Mergers and acquisitions. It is not just Banijay’s favourite hobby, it is happening on all fronts. So many […]

Fremantle hires WBITVP Finland drama chief as head of scripted

Fremantle has hired a former Warner Bros. Discovery exec to become its head of scripted in Finland. Seija-Liisa Eskola will lead on all development and sales of drama series from Fremantle Finland, whose scripted output includes human trafficking drama Cargo for pubcaster YLE. Eskola joins Fremantle from Warner Bros. International TV Production in Finland, where […]

Outline scores Hat Trick distribution deal

The programme sales arm of UK-based producer Hat Trick has inked a deal with Outline Productions. Outline previously had a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Production to sell its new shows, but under the terms of the agreement announced today, Hat Trick International will sell these internationally, excluding the US. Outline is a UK […]

RTÉ takes songwriter format The Hit to series

RTÉ has ordered a full 6x52mins season of The Hit, the songwriting competition format that was part of the Irish public broadcaster’s Formats Farm project. Formats Farm sees pilots of new shows broadcast on RTÉ Two and The Hit was one of these and went out last September. The show sees hundreds of songs submitted […]