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.
Itv Studios Global Entertainment
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."
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
ITV Studios has tapped NBCUniversal's international production vice prexy Mike Beale for the newly created gig of director of international formats.