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ITV restructures commissioning team

ITV has announced changes in the Media and Entertainment content commissioning division, bringing in complete genre-based commissioning to support ITV’s move to one content budget across platforms, as well as the recently announced digital first windowing strategy. As ITV moves to a complete genre-based commissioning structure, Paul Mortimer will now head a commissioning department, as […]

March 9, 2022

ITV revenue up but ITVX sees shares fall

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has reported a strong 2021 with record revenues and revealed an acceleration of its digital strategy which will see the launch in Q4 of ITVX, which it says is the first integrated AVoD/SVoD platform in the UK. But despite the revenue record, softer forecasts and the looming costs of the streaming […]

March 3, 2022By Colin Mann

Pomper named MD Global Entertainment at ITV Studios

Arjan Pomper has beenappointed as Managing Director, Global Entertainment ITV Studios, with immediate effect. With its catalogue of 285 formats, including some of the largest shows in the world such as The Voice, Love Island, The Chase, I Am A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Come Dine With Me and more, Global Entertainment is […]

January 11, 2022

ITV Hub users up 20% in 2021

ITV has released figures that show 2021 is on track to be ITV Hub’s most successful year yet, partly thanks to Euro 2020, the return of Love Island, and the success of young skewing commissions including The Cabins and Social Media Murders. ITV says it has also more than doubled the amount of content on […]

December 17, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Banijay UK acquires ZnakTV

Banijay UK has acquired Natalka Znak’s indie production company Znak TV. Znak is responsible for creating formats including Hell’s Kitchen, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and Love Island, and she will continue to run Znak TV in the US while also leading Banijay’s Remarkable Entertainment and Initial. The Remarkable and Initial slates […]

December 3, 2021

ITV Studios reveals slew of APAC content sales

ITV Studios has announced a host of deals in Asia Pacific for scripted content across its catalogue, including pre-sales for brand new shows Anne, The Ipcress File, Holding, Redemption, Our House and season two of Noughts + Crosses. Anne (World Productions), the story of Anne Williams, an inspirational mother who dedicated her life to campaigning […]

December 3, 2021

The Switch works with ITV America on Love Island

The Switch, a provider of production services and global delivery of live video, joined forces with ITV America to create a unique workflow to support 24/7 live production of the reality show Love Island. The Switch installed a dedicated network between the main “Villa”, a second villa at “Casa Amor”  and the master control room […]

November 23, 2021

Jain named ITV Studios UK Director of Unscripted

Angela Jain has been named ITV Studios’ first Director of Unscripted in the UK. ITV Studios says the newly created role reflects the growth of its unscripted content over the past five years, which now houses 11 non scripted labels. Between them, the labels are responsible for the creation and production of a number of […]

November 17, 2021

ITV reports “outstanding” 9 months

ITV, the UK commercial broadcaster, has reported that total external revenue for the 9 months to September 30th 2021 was up 28 per cent at £2.38 billion (€2.6bn) and up 8 per cent compared to 2019. Total ITV Studios revenue was up 32 per cent at £1.19 billion (2020: £905 million) and up 6 per […]

November 10, 2021

ITV Studios unveils Fall Festival 2021

ITV Studios has unveiled its upcoming Fall Festival this autumn, building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, with tailored Non Scripted, Drama and Formats days. The hybrid festival, with a dedicated space for buyers to connect with the ITV Studios sales team, will allow customers to deep dive into its world-leading titles with […]

September 1, 2021