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Ant & Dec finale pulls 5.3m peak audience

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway final peaked with 5.3 million viewers on ITV1 on April 13th, bringing the final series (for now) to a close with a two-hour special. This contributed to ITV1 having the biggest share of viewing across any channel on the day. The final episode averaged 4.6 million viewers with a 34 […]

April 15, 2024

Mitre Studios appoints Davies as Head of Development, TV

Mitre Studios has announced the appointment of Holly Davies as their new Head of Development, Television.   Davies‘ role will be leading Mitre Studios’ development team and will be responsible for creating a pipeline of shows targeting the Entertainment, Fact Ent and Reality genres for both linear channels and streaming services in both the UK and globally. Davies said: “ I’m […]

February 19, 2024

Mitre Studios appoints Sleeman as MD

Mitre Studios, owned by Ant and Dec, has announced the appointment of former Talkback MD and BBC Commissioning Editor, Ed Sleeman, as their new Managing Director. His role will be to lead the team and drive content opportunities across multiple platforms and genres. Sleeman said: “I am thrilled to be joining Mitre Studios during such […]

November 6, 2023

Ant & Dec to take break from Saturday Night Takeaway

As they embark upon their 20th series, Ant & Dec have announced that the multiple BAFTA Award winning Saturday Night Takeaway will take a break after 2024. The series previously took a pause in 2009, returning four years later in 2013. The pair will continue their exclusive working relationship with ITV, hosting hit shows including […]

May 18, 2023

Ant & Dec extend ITV deal

TV presenter duo Ant & Dec will celebrate 25 years with ITV by extending their current exclusive deal with the broadcaster for a further three years. The new contract comes at the start of a busy year for the duo, who will host brand new series of Ant & Dec’s Limitless Win (currently airing on […]

January 24, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Virgin Media O2 launches Volt campaign

Virgin Media O2 has launched a multi-million pound integrated brand campaign to drive awareness for its joint proposition, Volt. Running throughout the UK for the next five weeks across multiple touchpoints, the campaign aims to demonstrate how Virgin Media and O2 are ‘Better, connected’ by giving customers more and supercharging the nation’s connectivity. ‘Volt,’ the […]

April 8, 2022

BBC commissions Unbreakable from 110% Content

The BBC has commissioned 110% Content, the production company founded by former ITV Head of Entertainment Commissioning Siobhan Greene and former MD of 12 Yard Andy Culpin, to make Unbreakable, a brand-new celebrity competition format coming to BBC One and iPlayer later this year. The 6×60’ factual entertainment show will see some of the UK’s favourite celebrities and their real-life […]

February 9, 2022

I’m A Celebrity returns to Wales

ITV has announced that the forthcoming 21st series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! will return to the historic Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales. The show, produced by Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios, will be hosted by Ant & Dec and broadcast live every night from the ruined castle, as a […]

August 2, 2021

ITV Hub streams up 5% in December

The ITV Hub has announced a strong performance throughout December, achieving 81 million programme streams, an increase of 5 per cent year on year. The Christmas period, between 21st December and 3rd January, saw an uplift in viewing of 11 per cent, compared to the same time in 2019. With a total of 6.9 million […]

January 14, 2021

I’m A Celebrity relocates to Wales

ITV has announced that the 20th series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! will be filmed at the historic Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales. Gwrych Castle is nestled in a tree-lined hillside overlooking the Irish Sea. The ruined castle with its sprawling design and turrets is spread across 250 acres of gardens […]

August 28, 2020