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Britain’s Got Talent

Peak 6.5m watch ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final

The final of the 17th season of Britain’s Got Talent on June 2nd attracted ITV’s biggest overnight audience of the year so far, outside of the FA Cup, with an average audience of 5.2 million and a share of 39 per cent. Made by Thames, a Fremantle label, a peak of 6.5 million watched Sydnie […]

June 3, 2024

Rewind Networks expands reach

Rewind Networks has expanded its reach in the Philippines, the Maldives and Papua New Guinea as partnerships with affiliates Accion, MediaNet and Digicel grow. Accion, one of Rewind Networks’ longstanding affiliate partners with a distribution network of local cable operators across the Philippines, has distributed HITS and HITS MOVIES since 2014 and 2019 respectively. Accion […]

April 17, 2024

HITS NOW launches in Sri Lanka

On January 11th the HITS NOW channel will debut in Sri Lanka on Dialog Television, bringing curated entertainment to viewers across the country. The channel will be made available on Channel 113 as part of Dialog Television’s TV packs. HITS NOW will be available alongside sister channels HITS and HITS MOVIES. As a special introductory […]

January 9, 2024

HITS NOW to premiere in Malaysia

Rewind has announced that, starting January 1st 2024, the HITS NOW channel will debut on Unifi TV in Malaysia and will be made available on Channel 452 as part of its TV packs.  All Unifi TV Pack subscribers will be able to enjoy a 1-month free preview from 1st until January 31st 2024.  The partnership […]

December 15, 2023

Moon&Back, SM Entertainment parter on boy band series

K-pop entertainment company SM Entertainment has partnered with UK television production heavyweights at the newly launched Moon&Back Media to create and debut a new UK boy band to TV audiences worldwide. The new series unites power players in both K-pop and global television production to find the next worldwide boy band sensation. Korea’s SM Entertainment […]

November 16, 2023

Sky Mobile sponsors Britain’s Got Talent

ITV has announced that Sky Mobile, the UK mobile provider, is the new headline sponsor of Britain’s Got Talent. The iconic show returns for its sixteenth season on April 15th. The sponsorship is a partnership between ITV, Fremantle, Sky Mobile and EssenceMediacom. Sky Mobile’s sponsorship is a 360 package, providing multiple opportunities beyond broadcast with […]

April 14, 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

Fremantle hires Llinares as Director of Global Entertainment

Fremantle has appointed Andrew Llinares as Director of Global Entertainment. Based in London and reporting to Group CEO Jennifer Mullin, Llinares will assume overall responsibility for Fremantle’s global entertainment production, development and acquisitions teams, effective immediately. He takes over from Rob Clark, who retires at the end of February after 20 years with the company. […]

January 16, 2023

ITV expands on Climate Content Pledge

ITV has announced new measures to strengthen support for producers, including access to advice on sustainability topics on and off-screen for all producers, as well as publishing guidance and ideas on how to bring sustainability topics to life in on-screen content. ITV says the new measures align with its wider commitment to integrate sustainability across […]

November 7, 2022

McVitie’s sponsors ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent

McVitie’s has announced their biggest ever marketing initiative to date by joining forces with ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent as the new headline sponsor of the entertainment talent show for 2022. The brand has collaborated closely with Britain’s Got Talent to roll out a fully-fledged 360-degree marketing plan across TV, digital and social media comms, bespoke […]

January 20, 2022