All articles by Liz Thomas

  • Features

    ITV4 re-loads for next assault


    Once languishing behind ITV lines, ITV4 has been ordered to advance, with a 24-hour slot and more cash to expand its brand of male-friendly thrills, write Liz Thomas and Jon Rogers.

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    Atalla indie bags major BBC3 and ITV2 orders


    The Office producer Ash Atalla has won the first two commissions for his new indie, Roughcut TV, from BBC3 and ITV2.

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    ITV4 ups AFP output with VXR coverage


    ITV4 has commissioned coverage of the VXR Racing Driver of the Year tournament as part of its strategy to grow its ad-funded output.

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    ITV delves into links between its dramas


    ITV has commissioned a 10-part series looking at the connections between the broadcaster's classic dramas.

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    Behind the News: ITV regional output


    ITV takes a lot of flak for its axe-swinging at local level, but with some big regional drama, factual and entertainment projects on screen or in the pipeline, is the TV giant slowly making amends?

  • Features

    Behind the News: ITV regional output


    ITV takes a lot of flak for its axe-swinging at local level, but with some big regional drama, factual and entertainment projects on screen or in the pipeline, is the TV giant slowly making amends?

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    ITV drama to tackle cult of celebs


    Shane Richie is to star as in a new ITV single drama billed a modern morality tale on celebrity culture.

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    ITV beat BBC to Champions League glory


    ITV has retained the rights to broadcast UEFA Champions league matches as part of a new three-year deal covering the 2009-2012 seasons, seeing off competition from the BBC.

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    ITV unveils new schedule


    Factual output will provide the backbone of ITV's spring summer season, with new shows fronted by Griff Rhys Jones, Martin Clunes and Melvyn Bragg.

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    ITV1 lines up Prince Phillip doc


    Prince Phillip is the latest Royal to be the subject of a documentary - this time the production will be for ITV1.

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    Gray day for ITV


    ITV controller of entertainment Duncan Gray is leaving the broadcaster after months of speculation over his future.

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    Cross-platform content is goal for new indie


    Illumina Digital co-founder Joanne Evans and Bafta-winning producer Nadine Marsh-Edwards are joining forces to set up a cross-platform company.

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    ITV1's kids shows hit record low


    ITV1's delivery of children's programmes has dropped from 10 hours per week in 2005 to just 2.5 hours a week in 2008.

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    GMTV to relaunch competitions


    GMTV is planning a relaunch of its weekday programming in 2008 and will re-introduce competitions before the summer, for the first time since it was rocked by the call TV scandal.

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    Trinny and Susannah to conduct UK body census


    Style experts Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine are fronting a three part series for ITV1 billed as a body census for modern Britain.

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    Commissioning Focus: CBeebies plays for the big time


    The ‘fewer, bigger, better' policy applies at CBeebies as much as anywhere in the BBC, with£10m plus, 100-episode orders going out to indie producers.

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    NBC Universal on the hunt to buy UK indies


    NBC Universal is scouring the UK indie sector for potential acquisition targets.

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    1 vs 100 sold to China


    Endemol is making a Chinese version of hit game show 1 vs 100 for Hunan Television in a six-figure deal.

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    ITV orders religious series'


    ITV Productions' restructured specialist factual and arts department, headed by Melvyn Bragg, has picked up a raft of new commissions.

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    Heartbeat signs new producer


    Emmerdale series producer Kathleen Beedles is taking over from Archie Tait as producer of ITV's Sunday night stalwart Heartbeat.