London, Tuesday, 27 February – ITV Studios today announces it is to distribute the major new UK boy band show Made in Korea w/t to the global market and unveils its slate of stand-out non-scripted titles due to be presented to global buyers tomorrow at the ITV Studios Festivals, taking place at the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square – part of the fourth annual London TV Screenings.

From multi-BAFTA award winning producer Nigel Hall (Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor, One Direction), leading talent manager Russ Lindsay (former manager of Ant & Dec and Simon Cowell) and broadcast executive Dawn Airey’s (ITV, C4, C5, Sky) Moon&Back Media and Korea’s SM Entertainment, Made in Korea w/t will air in the UK on the BBC. Currently in production, the show follows a fledgling British boy band as it departs for Korea to attend the ultimate K-Pop boot camp, learning from the experts who have created the world’s biggest K-Pop superstars. Featuring incredible performances, television gold and a band set to entertain the world, will these young artists have what it takes to learn from the best and make the jump from ordinary life to new pop sensations? Made in Korea w/t is also available as a format.


Narrated by renowned actor Howard Charles (Top Boy, The Musketeers) Predator v Prey, the exciting new wildlife series for National Geographic International, produced by Bristol-based True To Nature, in association with ITV Studios, has sold to BBC America. The series, which follows the fortunes of some of the most iconic Predators, including the Lion, Crocodile and Cheetah launches on Nat Geo Wild in the UK in early April.

Mother Nature 2 (produced by Plimsoll Productions for Roku) which tells the incredible stories of animal mothers in Zambia’s Kafue National Park, has sold to 23 territories including SVT in Sweden, RPT Portugal (Rádio e Televisão de Portugal), Discovery India, KBS Media in South Korea, TVNZ in New Zealand and Cineplex in Thailand.

Spin-off show of the record-breaking, award-winning hit dating format Love Island, Love Island Games has sold to Nine Network in Australia, Bell Media in Canada, Siminn in Iceland, TV2 in Norway, TV4 in Sweden, MTV3 in Finland, TVNZ in New Zealand, ITVX and ITVBe in the UK and VMI Ireland.

With jaw-dropping displays of luxury properties, Selling Super Houses (produced by South Shore for Channel 4), starring London-born real estate tycoon Paul ‘PK’ Kemsley and his reality superstar wife Dorit, has sold to Foxtel in Australia, Paramount+ in Canada, SIC in Portugal and TVNZ in New Zealand.

In a package deal, Bell Media in Canada has secured rights for diverse-dating show I Kissed A Boy and I Kissed A Girl (TwoFour for BBC Three), as well as TVNZ in New Zealand and TV2 Denmark.

Warner Bros. Discovery has picked up the first and upcoming seasons of the critically acclaimed dating reality show My Mum Your Dad UK (Lifted Entertainment for ITV) and two seasons of My Mum Your Dad Australia (ITV Studios Australia for Nine Network) for discovery+ and linear networks in the Nordics, Benelux, Italy, Turkey, and the Baltics.

Meanwhile, The Seven Network in Australia has snapped up rights to the chilling true crime series TikTok: Murders Gone Viral (produced by Nine Lives Media for ITV).


Adding to ITV Studios’ portfolio of leading competition reality is: Can’t Sell Must Sell (6 x 60, produced by South Shore for Channel 4) where siblings compete to make-over houses that the owners just can’t sell; Big Zuu’s 12 Dishes in 12 Hours (6 x 30, produced by TwoFour for ITV) with BAFTA winner and self-taught chef Big Zuu, feasting his way through 12 dishes – all in just 12 hours; Ainsley Harriott’s Great Garden Cook Off (10 x 60, produced by Plimsoll Productions for ITV) with celebrity chefs creating delicious dishes from kitchen garden ingredients; Tom Kerridge Cooks Britain (6 x 30, produced by South Shore for ITV) with Tom Kerridge travelling around Britain in his trusty food truck; King’s High Street: Inside St James’ (1 x 60, produced by Good TV for Channel 5), meeting the characters who run the luxury retailing and shopping destinations for the Kings and Queens of Britain. Also, season two of Loaded in Paradise (10 x 60, produced by Twofour for ITVX), where five party-loving pairs island hop around Greece hoping to grab a gold card of cash.

In premium factual-entertainment is the impeccable On Thin Ice: Putin vs Greenpeace (3 x 60, produced by Curve Media for BBC Three) which explores the battle to save our planet; Mr Bates v The Post Office – The Real Story (1 x 60, produced by Little Gem for ITV), telling the story of what’s been called ‘the widest miscarriage of justice in British legal history’

Also, Predator v Prey (6 x 60, produced by True to Nature for National Geographic Channel), capturing the animal kingdom’s most prolific and feared hunters in action. Also, Battle for Sydney Harbour (1 x 60, produced by Talesmith and Breakout Productions for Discovery US) with sharks returning to the metropolis on a scale never witnessed before.

In crime, Death By Mushroom w/t (1 x 60, produced by Perpetual Entertainment for Channel 5 and TV3 (New Zealand) which explores the many questions surrounding an extraordinary case that gripped many people around the world when a seemingly ordinary woman, in a sleepy Australian town, served a lunch of Beef Wellington laced with lethal death cap mushrooms – resulting in the horrific deaths of three people.

Meanwhile in dating, a star-studded cast of legendary islanders including Georgia Steel, Toby Aromolaran, Georgia Harrison and Anton Danyluk return to TV’s most talked about villa for a second chance at finding love in Love Island: All Stars (34 x 60′ & 2 x 90′, produced by Lifted Entertainment for ITV2).

Finally, much-loved dogs whose owners can no longer care for them find perfect new homes in the uplifting series Who Will Love My Doggy? (3 x 60, produced by Boom Cymru for Channel 5).


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