TV Studios Cements Leading Position as Global Production Powerhouse TV Studios Cements Leading Position as Global Production Powerhouse

Format | London | 10/09/2018

TV Studios Cements Leading Position as Global Production Powerhouse ITV Studios (ITVS), the global production arm of ITV PLC, has received several new commissions and renewals of its leading formats around the world.

ITVS Australia, led by CEO David Mott, is to produce the first ever Australian version of the UK and Germany’s number one family variety show, Saturday Night Take Away which will be entitled Sunday Night Takeaway locally, for Network Ten. The fast-paced, high energy live show, packed with exciting challenges, celebrity guests and massive surprises will be hosted by Chris Brown and Julia Morris whose partnership on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! has earned them the title of Australia’s favourite duo. A fifth season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! has also been commissioned by Network Ten and will be produced once more by ITVS Australia.

ITVS France, led by Franck Firmin-Guion, is to produce a new season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! for TF1. The commission comes alongside recommissions for Talpa Media’s (part of ITV Studios) phenomenal, award-winning global talent show The Voice season eight, as well as a tenth season of the bridal rivalry format Four Weddings.

Maria Kyriacou, President of International at ITVS, said, “We’re very excited to see Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, two gems in our rich portfolio of tried and tested format brands, on air in two more major global markets. We look forward to making these shows firm favourites with viewers and working alongside Network Ten, TF1 and all our values partners this Fall."

The first season of the celebrity ice-skating format, Dancing on Ice, is currently in preproduction in Germany and is produced by ITVS Germany for SAT.1 (ProSieben).

In addition to the above, ITVS produces all seven international versions of Love Island around the world in Germany (RTL2), Australia (Network Nine), Sweden (TV4), Norway (TV3), as well as the upcoming US (CBS), Danish (TV3) and Finnish (MTV3) versions.

Created in the UK by ITVS Entertainment, Saturday Night Takeaway has run for 13 seasons on ITV and has been produced in a further 10 territories including the USA, China, Germany and Brazil. In this fast-paced, high-energy family variety show anything can happen... and often does. With an explosive mix of games, physical tasks and unexpected tricks, Saturday Night Takeaway is full of outrageous fun, massive surprises, exciting challenges, celebrity guests and more.

Created in the UK by ITVS Entertainment, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! has run for 17 seasons on ITV winning multiple BAFTA and National Television Awards. It has been produced in a further 10 territories including the USA, Germany, India and the Netherlands. The global demand for the hit entertainment format, which follows a group of celebrities who have been dropped into the heart of a remote jungle, has created the need for a hub in South Africa offering a cost efficient, high quality production to suit all territory needs.

In each episode of Four Weddings, created by Potato part of ITV Studios, four brides planning their own wedding attend those of three others and judge each other’s nuptials, scoring various elements out of ten. At the end, the bride and groom with the highest score will be whisked off on a dream honeymoon. Four Weddings has been produced in 22 territories including the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey and the USA.

The Voice, created and distributed internationally by Talpa Media, part of ITV Studios, sees four of the country’s top recording artists select some of the nation’s most promising unknown vocalists to coach. First on air in The Netherlands in 2010, the record-breaking show is currently being watched on every continent, airing in over 180 territories and has won numerous awards, and is currently nominated for its fifth Emmy Award, as well as winning four Producers Guild Awards and scoring record-breaking numbers on social.

Each celebrity in Dancing on Ice is paired with a professional ice skater and together they perform incredible routines to a tough judging panel. If they can win the public vote and avoid elimination they will get to be part of a grand finale of breath-taking beauty, danger and skill. Created in the UK by ITV Studios, 10 seasons of Dancing on Ice have aired on ITV and it has been produced in 18 further territories including China, Argentina, Australia, and Sweden.

Filled with flirting, jealousy, rejection and romance, Love Island is an emotional feast of lust and passion in the sun. The occupants of Love Island are on the lookout for romance, but as always, the road to love never runs smooth as they must not only choose their partner wisely, but also win the hearts of the public. The finale of Love Island UK season four attracted a record overnight audience, ranking as the most-watched program ever on the UK ITV2 network, with almost half of all 16-34 year-old TV viewers tuning in throughout the series. Love Island Australia launched this year on The Nine Network, breaking viewing figures in the process and becoming the most streamed programme in Australian history besides sporting events. The second series in Germany is soon to air on RTL 2 (the first was the most-watched show on its Now catch-up service).
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