NATPE Spotlight: ITV Studios Global Entertainment


MIAMI: The emphasis for ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) at NATPE is on world-class drama, iconic factual titles and hit entertainment formats.

Among its scripted highlights is the U.S. drama series Rectify, from the team behind Breaking Bad. “ITVS GE is known for its standout dramas and we are continuing in this vein with Rectify,” says Tobi de Graaff, the company’s director of global television distribution. “In factual, we’re looking to establish global brands, as we have with the hugely popular River Monsters and I Shouldn’t Be Alive franchises,” de Graaff shares. “Titles like Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan boast well-known characters and compelling stories that resonate with viewers around the world.”

ITVS GE has already placed the format Come Dine with Me in 35 territories and is looking to add to this at NATPE. “Given our wide and varied formats portfolio and following the success of Come Dine with Me in Brazil, we have strong aspirations to increase our formatted entertainment discussions across North and South America,” says de Graaff.