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Studio71 UK teams with Love Island’s Andersson for Battles

Malin Andersson and Studio71 UK, a Red Arrow Studios company, announce the release of Battles, an original podcast series set to illuminate incredible stories of personal struggles and how people overcame them. The conversational podcast sees Andersson invite guests to share their amazing tales of resilience to help empower listeners facing their own personal battles. Across the […]

December 10, 2020

ITV Q3 revenues hit by pandemic

ITV, the UK commercial broadcaster, has published its Q3 trading update for the 9 months to September 30th. Total external revenue was down 16 per cent at £1.86 billion (€2.08bn). Total ITV Studios revenue was down 19 per cent at £902 million. Broadcast revenue was down 13 per cent at £1.27 billion with ITV total […]

November 12, 2020

Love Island reaches 20 territory with South Africa

ITV Studios’ reality format Love Island continues its global expansion and reaches its 20th territory. The dating show will be produced by Rapid Blue in South Africa, making this the 6th new commission for the format in 2020 alone. The first season of Love Island South Africa will be recorded in the country’s Western Cape […]

November 6, 2020

Love Island reaches Canada

ITV Studios’ reality hit Love Island has been commissioned by Quebecor Content in Canada for a French spoken version. Following recently announced commissions in Spain, Nigeria and Italy, this will be the 19th local adaptation of the reality dating format. In Canada, the show will be co-produced by Productions Déferlantes and Zone 3, in collaboration […]

October 26, 2020

Love Island USA on ITV2

ITV2 has announced that Love Island USA will be broadcast on the channel from September 7th. Starting next month, viewers will be able to follow season two of the US version of the international reality sensation, as a new cast of Islanders are welcomed to the content. This season, the singletons will be sequestered in […]

August 24, 2020

ITV Hub to “supersize” this summer

The ITV Hub has said it will “supersize” its content offering this summer, offering audiences “the biggest dramas, documentaries and reality TV of 2020”. In drama, viewers will have another opportunity to binge scripted commissions White House Farm, Quiz and Flesh and Blood, as well as the most recent series of Liar and Bancroft. Meanwhile, […]

June 24, 2020

ITV acquires Elk non-scripted catalogue

In line with its intention to increase the acquisition of non-scripted IP from selected independent producers, ITV Studios has announced the acquisition of all non-scripted formats and IP from the Swedish creator and distributor Elk Entertainment. The deal, spearheaded by Mike Beale, Managing Director of the Global Creative Network will see the addition of 65 […]

June 23, 2020

Research: Youngsters value UK PSBs during lockdown  

Young viewers value public-service television as much as older generations, according to research conducted for UK free-to-air platform Freeview. The streaming generation has given a powerful vote of confidence to free-to-view TV as lockdown sees young people placing high value on the four public service broadcasters – BBC, ITV, C4 and Channel 5 –  for […]

June 5, 2020

ITV plugs Love Island gap with Aussie version

ITV2 has announced that the first series of Love Island: Australia will be broadcast on the channel this summer. Starting later this month, and airing nightly on ITV2, the Australian version of the popular dating show is hosted by Sophie Monk and narrated by Eoghan McDermott. The series sees a bunch of Aussie singles take […]

June 3, 2020