Advanced Television


ITV announces Fresh Cuts filmmakers for Black History Month 2022

After more than a hundred submissions, ITV has revealed the five producer/directors who have been commissioned to create films as part of the Black History Month 2022 Fresh Cuts strand. ITV opened submissions for the Fresh Cuts strand, which gives rising Black filmmakers the opportunity to get their first ITV commission, in March 2022 with […]

June 27, 2022

ITV orders double Love Island for 2023

ITV and Lifted Entertainment (part of ITV Studios) have announced two new series of Love Island, coming to ITV2 and ITVX in the New Year. As TV’s biggest show across 16-34 year olds, Love Island will kick start the New Year with a fresh batch of Islanders heading to South Africa on a quest for […]

June 23, 2022

Next Level Chef coming to ITV and ITVX

Gordon Ramsay’s internationally acclaimed Next Level Chef cooking competion will makes its debut on UK TV screens via ITV and ITVX. Produced by Studio Ramsay Global, Next Level Chef is a culinary gauntlet challenge. The eight-part series, broadcasting in 2023, is set in a trailblazing TV studio, with three unique kitchen spaces set across three […]

June 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Tomorrow Studios to adapt I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness

Tomorrow Studios, an ITV Studios partnership, has announced plans to adapt celebrated novel, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, written by Claire Vaye, for television. Emmy Award-winning director Stephanie Laing (Physical, Made for Love) will reteam with Tomorrow Studios (Physical, Snowpiercer), and with acclaimed screenwriter and author Alissa Nutting (Made for Love, Teenage Euthanasia) […]

June 20, 2022

I’m A Celebrity… for Mexico, Canada

ITV Studios’ hit format I am A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! has been commissioned for the first time in Mexico and French Canada, bringing the number of territories to have commissioned the format to 16. In Mexico the show is currently airing on Azteca produced by Acun, while Canada’s Quebecor Content has commissioned a […]

June 16, 2022

ITVX to launch with 9,000 hours of free content

ITV has announced further details of its new streaming platform ITVX, which is due to launch in the UK later this year. A complete overhaul of existing catch-up service ITVHub, streaming service ITVX will offer viewers a choice of over 9,000 hours of new series, documentaries, cult classics and films for viewers to watch without […]

June 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Report: Still life left in linear TV

Disney closing most of its channels in Western Europe and Sony Pictures selling its UK and CEE operations are two examples illustrating the diversion of traditional TV players away from linear and towards other forms of distribution, including in particular the launch of direct-to-consumer OTT services. But Dataxis asks: is this the only way forward […]

June 15, 2022

The British & Irish Lions tour docu-series on ITV

The British & Irish Lions, in conjunction with The South African Rugby Union, will release a three-part behind-the-scenes documentary of the 2021 British & Irish Lions Series on ITV. The documentary series, called Two Sides, tells the story of both the Lions and Springboks during the first Tour to South Africa since 2009. The documentary […]

June 15, 2022

ITV acquires Plimsoll Productions

ITV has agreed to acquire a majority interest of 79.5 per cent in Plimsoll Productions, an independent producer of natural history and factual programming, for a cash consideration of approximately £103.5 million (€120.2m), valuing Plimsoll at an Enterprise Value of £131 million. Founded in Bristol in 2013, the producer is behind series including Tiny World […]

June 14, 2022

ITV content on Snapchat

Snap has agreed a deal with ITV to host made-for-mobile, short-form content from some of ITV’s most popular content on Snapchat. Users of the social media sharing app will be able to watch clips from the FIFA World Cup 2022, Love Island and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! through Snapchat Discover. Snapchat’s […]

June 14, 2022