ITV Studios Australia
Established in 1989 as the independent production company Artist Services, it was purchased and expanded in 2000 by Granada Productions (an ITV company) and renamed ITV Studios Australia in 2013 as part of a global ITV rebrand.
ITV Studios Australia has become one of Australia's leading producers of innovative programmes, producing international formats like Come Dine With Me, and original ideas across a range of non-scripted genres like Marry My Boy, Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell and Paddock to Plate.
ITVS Australia also has a vast back catalogue, which includes a goldmine of retro comedy programming. With some of Australia’s favourite TV series, including Fast Forward, Full Frontal, Tonight Live, Big Girl’s Blouse and Seachange.
Recent successes include commissions of I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, The Chase and continued performance of Mad As Hell, as well as the first production of Keeping Australia Alive for ABC.
As well as success from these shows, ITVS Australia is thinking about the future. New global partnerships with companies like TALPA with The Voice from 2017 and the ever-changing broadcast business, with challenges facing all networks from disruptors like Netflix, Stan and Presto and more recently announced Telstra TV and the latest version of Apple TV.
The future is therefore with local content that resonates with Australian audiences as well as break-out formats that can work internationally. So we’re focussed on new areas to help build our business:
- To inspire and nurture and bring out the best in us all. To have the meaning and purpose in everything we do in the workplace. And most importantly have fun along the way.
- To ensure ITVS is the production company of choice. A place the best creatives and industry experience want to work across all aspects of our business.
- To command respect with our broadcast/content partners in delivering successful outcomes both with creative execution but also our ability to respond professionally, diligently across the entire ITVS business.
ITV Studios Australia is a close-knit family that strives to be at the forefront with a strong pipeline of shows in development and creative teams to match that can respond to the these challenges and opportunities. Telling Australian stories but telling them well no matter what the genre is the key to our success.