Top producers also on board to help sell top drama series
Itv Studios Global Entertainment
U.K. terrestrial web ITV is hoping another Edwardian drama can repeat the success of "Downton Abbey" as it announced a 10% growth in revenue at its production arm in 2011.
Japanese pubcaster NHK has acquired new Agatha Christie series from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the international distribution arm of U.K. web ITV.
Canadian pubcaster CBC has reupped its contract to license U.K. blue-collar soap "Coronation Street."
ITV Studios has tapped NBCUniversal's international production vice prexy Mike Beale for the newly created gig of director of international formats.