ITV Studios

ITV Studios hires former C5 and Xbox exec as drama buyer

ITV Studios has recruited Kate Barnes as its head of coproduction and drama acquisition. Barnes is the former Channel 5 digital channels boss who left the free-to-air broadcaster to oversee the original content efforts at the content division of Microsoft’s Xbox platform, which has now been wound down. At ITV she will take the newly-created […]

ITV Studios acquires app-to-format Quiz Clash

ITV Studios has taken rights to the TV format based on the Quiz Clash mobile app. Quiz Clash was created by FEO Media and claims to be the most popular mobile trivia game in the world with 37 million users across 14 territories. ITV Studios Germany has adapted it for TV withQuizduell launching on ARD […]

ITV hires Discovery’s Bellamy

ITV has poached Julian Bellamy from Discovery and he will replace the outgoing Denise O’Donoghue as managing director of its content unit ITV Studios. Bellamy is currently creative director and head of commissioning at Discovery Networks International and has been instrumental in the factual channel operators original programming drive. At ITV he will succeed Denise […]

Blinkbox re-launches UK VoD service with multiple studio deals

Blinkbox has signed deals with nine distributors as it brings back its ‘Try TV on Us’ trial programme. The UK VOD service last year launched the free sample by offering single episodes of programmes for free in a bid to hook in new customers. It has now scored deals with All3Media, BBC Worldwide, Entertainment One, […]

ITV boosted by online, studio gains

UK broadcaster ITV reported revenue gains in the first half of the year thanks to growth in its online, pay and interactive operations and from its global content division ITV Studios (ITVS). ITV posted H1 revenue to June 30, 2013, of £568 million (€655 million), up 11% year-on-year. Online, pay and interactive revenue grew 19% […]