By Patrick Munn | September 25, 2018 - 1:17 pm | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: Following the closure of pay channel ITV Encore earlier this year, ITV has opted not to proceed with any further seasons of Harlots, TVWise can reveal. There had been some question as to whether or not it would move to the main channel as fellow ITV Encore originals The Frankenstein Chronicles and Dark Heart did. The news comes on the heels of U.S. streaming service Hulu, who were originally co-producers, stepping up to fully commission an eight episode third season. I hear that ITV Studios Global Entertainment is now seeking a new home for the second and third seasons of Harlots here in the UK.
By Patrick Munn | September 11, 2018 - 1:41 pm | No Comments
Nikki Amuka-Bird (NW, Hard Sun), Alex Jennings (Unforgotten, The Crown), Julia McKenzie (Agatha Christie's Marple), Sebastian Armesto (Poldark, Broadchurch), Jemima Rooper (Lost in Austen, Trauma) and Archie Renaux have joined the cast of BBC One's six episode drama series Gold Digger. They will star opposite series leads Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes.
By Patrick Munn | July 24, 2018 - 8:22 pm | No Comments
Snowpiercer is coming to the UK. Netflix UK is set as the exclusive UK broadcaster for the series thanks to a larger deal between ITV Studios Global Entertainment and the streaming service, which will see Netflix serve as the global broadcaster outside of the U.S. and China. Elsewhere, in a deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution, Netflix UK has also boarded Bravo's new scripted series Dirty John, which is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard.
By Patrick Munn | May 31, 2018 - 9:25 pm | No Comments
After airing all of the TV movies that spawned it, Movies 24 has picked up the Good Witch TV series. The NBCU owned and operated channel has secured the linear rights to the Catherine Bell fronted drama after striking an agreement with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The first season of Good Witch will premiere on Movies 24 on Sunday July 1st at 3pm and will air in double-bills each week.
By Patrick Munn | May 24, 2018 - 11:51 am | 1 Comment
Netflix UK is adding two NBC comedies to their slate. The streaming service has agreed a deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution to secure the exclusive UK rights to Champions and Marlon. Champions and Marlon will premiere on Netflix UK in June.
By Patrick Munn | July 27, 2016 - 1:56 pm | No Comments
ITV is adding to their factual entertainment slate. The commercial broadcaster has handed out a six episode series order to fact-ent format Celebrity Home Secrets, which hails from ITV Studios indie So Television and Sunnyside Productions, and will feature, amongst others, Janet Street-Porter and Duncan Bannatyne.
By Patrick Munn | July 15, 2016 - 11:03 am | No Comments
ITV Studios Global Entertainment - the international distribution division of ITV Studios - has promoted Ruth Clarke to the position of Managing Director, TVWise has learned. As MD, Clarke will oversee ITV Studios’ global distribution strategy and will continue to preside over the distributor’s content acquisition activity. She will report directly to Maria Kyriacou, President of International for ITV Studios.