ITV Studios Australia
|Founded||1989 (as Artist Services)|
(CEO and managing director)
|Services||Television program production|
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.
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. In 1998, the entire company was acquired by Granada for A$25 million.
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.
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).
Programs with a shaded background indicate the program is still in production.
|Fast forward||Seven Network||1989–1992|
|Tonight Live with Steve Vizard||Seven Network||1990–1993|
|Full Frontal||Seven Network
|Big Girl's Blouse||Seven Network||1994–1995|
|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
|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||ABC||2016|
|The Voice Australia||Nine Network||2017–present||From season 6 onwards.|
|Hell's Kitchen Australia||Seven Network||2017|
|Love Island Australia||9Go!||2018-present|
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