ITV Studios Australia

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ITV Studios Australia
Subsidiary
Industry Television
Genre Television production
Founded 1989 (as Artist Services)
Headquarters Sydney
Area served
Australia
Key people
David Mott
(CEO and managing director)
Services Television program production
Owner ITV plc
Parent ITV Studios
Website ITVstudios.com.au

ITV Studios Australia is an Australian television production company and the Australian arm of UK company ITV Studios. It was formed as Artist Services in 1989, later becoming Granada Media Australia before being rebranded to its current name in 2013.

The company produces or co-produces numerous Australian television programs across commercial television, public broadcasters and subscription television in Australia. ITV Studios Australia is based at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney.[1]

History[edit]

The company has its origins in production company Artist Services, a company formed in 1989 by a group of investors including Steve Vizard, producing many shows such as Fast forward, Full Frontal, SeaChange as well as Vizard's Tonight Live with Steve Vizard. Half of the company was sold to John Fairfax Holdings in 1995 for A$9 million, at a time when the company was generating about $50 million per year.[2] In 1998, the entire company was acquired by Granada for A$25 million.[3]

Under the Granada Media Australia banner, the company produced a variety of programs including the first seven seasons of the Seven Network's Dancing with the Stars (2004–2007); Nine Network's Merrick and Rosso Unplanned (2003); six seasons of FOX8's Australia's Next Top Model; Ten's Australian Princess (2005–2007), Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation (2009–2012, 2018–present) and reboot of Young Talent Time (2012); Lifestyle Channel's Come Dine with Me Australia.

The company rebranded as ITV Studios Australia in January 2013, with the first program carrying the new branding being the second season of ABC comedy program Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell.[4][5]

Under the ITV Studios name, productions include LifeStyle Channel's Paddock to Plate (2013–2014), Seven game show The Chase Australia (2015–present), Ten's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2015–present) and the sixth season of Nine's The Voice Australia (2017–present).

Productions[edit]

     Programs with a shaded background indicate the program is still in production.

Title Network Years Notes
Fast forward Seven Network 1989–1992
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard Seven Network 1990–1993
Full Frontal Seven Network
Network Ten
1993–1999
Big Girl's Blouse Seven Network 1994–1995
SeaChange ABC 1998–2000
The Micallef P(r)ogram(me) ABC 1998–2001
Merrick and Rosso Unplanned Nine Network 2003–2004
Dancing with the Stars Seven Network 2004–2007 First seven seasons only.
Australian Princess Network Ten 2005–2007
Australia's Next Top Model FOX8 2005–2010 First six seasons only.
Battle of the Choirs Seven Network 2008
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation Network Ten
Nine Network
2009–2012
2018-present
Four Weddings Seven Network 2010
The Trophy Room ABC 2010
Come Dine with Me Australia LifeStyle Food 2010–2013
Young Talent Time Network Ten 2012 2012 reboot
Please Marry My Boy Seven Network 2012–2013
Celebrity Come Dine With Me Australia LifeStyle Food 2012–2014
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell ABC 2012–present Co-production with Giant Baby Productions
Off Their Rockers The Comedy Channel 2013
Come Date with Me Network Ten 2013–2014
Paddock to Plate LifeStyle Food 2013–2014
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Network Ten 2015–present
The Chase Australia Seven Network 2015–present
Keeping Australia Alive[6] ABC 2016
noma Australia[7] SBS 2016
The Voice Australia Nine Network 2017–present From season 6 onwards.
Hell's Kitchen Australia Seven Network 2017
Cannonball Seven Network 2017
Cram! Network Ten 2017
Think Tank ABC 2017
Love Island Australia 9Go! 2018-present


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Granada Media Australia announces it will be rebranded as ITV Studios". If.com.au. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "The life and times of Steve Vizard". The Age. Fairfax Media. 16 July 2005. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Look who's laughing now". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 16 July 2005. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Knox, David (11 December 2012). "Granada Australia rebrands as ITV Studios Australia". TV Tonight. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Hicks, Robin (11 December 2012). "Granada Media Australia rebrands as ITV Studios Australia". Mumbrella. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Keeping Australian Alive". ATOM Awards. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  7. ^ Knox, David (14 April 2016). "Airdate: noma Australia". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 

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