You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

ITV Studios to Produce New and Returning Formats in Australia, France, Germany, The Nordics

ITV Studios (ITVS) has locked deals for new and returning commissions in Australia, France, Germany and The Nordics.

ITVS Australia, which is led by CEO David Mott, is set to produce the first ever Australian version of “Saturday Night Take Away,” the number one family variety show in the U.K. and Australia, according to the company. The local adaptation will be named “Sunday Night Takeaway” and will air on Network Ten.

“Saturday Night Takeway” will be hosted by Chris Brown and Julia Morris. The pair is also hosting “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!,” whose 5th season will be produced once more by ITVS Australia for Network Ten.

ITVS France, which is headed by Franck Firmin-Guion, is set to produce a new season of “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!,” along with “The Voice”‘s season 8 and a 10th season of the bridal rivalry format “Four Weddings” for TF1.

“We’re very excited to see ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ and ‘I’m a Celebrity…,’ two gems in our rich portfolio of tried and tested format brands, on air in two more major global markets,” said Maria Kyriacou, president of International at ITVS.

Other deals were made for “Dancing on Ice,” the celebrity ice-skating format whose 1st season is currently in pre-production at ITVS Germany and has been commissioned by ProSieben’s SAT.1.

ITVS also produces the 7 international versions of “Love Island” around the world, including in Germany (RTL2), Australia (Network Nine), Sweden (TV4), Norway (TV3), and the upcoming U.S. version for CBS, TV3 in Denmark and MTV3 in Finland.

More TV

  • Mergers and Deals Placeholder

    Tegna to Buy 11 TV Stations From Nexstar for $740 Million

    Tegna has set a deal with Nexstar to buy 11 TV stations — mostly Fox and ABC affiliates — serving eight markets for $740 million. The sale is contingent on Nexstar closing its $4.1 billion acquisition of Tribune Media, which will make Nexstar the nation’s largest TV station owner by far. Nexstar projects the Tribune [...]


    'Traitors' Producer 42 Hires Literary Manager Eugenie Furniss

    Eugenie Furniss is joining London- and Los Angeles-based management and production company 42 as literary manager, it was announced Wednesday. The company’s slate include movie “Ironbark,” a Cold War thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and TV series “Traitors,” a spy thriller coming to Netflix in the U.S. at the end of the month. Furniss joins 42 [...]

  • Disney Fox Takeover Placeholder

    Fox Corp. Pays Disney Sale Dividend, Sets May 9 Investor Meeting

    Fox Corp. has handed over an $8.5 billion check to help Disney offset tax costs related to the 21st Century Fox acquisition. As spelled out in the Disney-21st Century Fox merger agreement, the Murdoch clan’s newly established Fox Corp. was on the hook to pay a special dividend to 21st Century Fox on the latter’s [...]

  • Stranger Things

    Netflix Drops 'Stranger Things' Season 3 Trailer (Watch)

    The “Stranger Things” kids are done playing board games in the basement. From the new trailer for season three, which Netflix just dropped, and The Who song “Baba O’Riley” blasting throughout, it would appear that the gang of Eleven, Mike, Lucas, Dustin and co. are about to experience their “teenage wasteland.” The trailer opens with [...]

  • Tim Roth Series ‘Tin Star’ Gets

    Tim Roth Series ‘Tin Star’ Gets Third and Final Season on Sky

    Tim Roth will star in a third and final season of “Tin Star,” the Sky original drama. Like earlier seasons, it will play on Amazon outside the U.K. Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie also return in the final chapter of the story, which is produced by Endemol Shine’s Kudos alongside Gaumont U.K. Rowan Joffe created [...]

  • Little Mix Star Jesy Nelson Making

    Little Mix's Jesy Nelson Making BBC Documentary About Mental Health and Body Image

    Little Mix star Jesy Nelson is making a one-off documentary for the BBC in which she will explore issues surrounding body shaming and mental health in the age of social media. “Jesy Nelson: My Story” will launch on the BBC’s youth-skewed online channel BBC Three and then play on BBC One. Girl band Little Mix [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content