Warner Bros. International Television Production

Warner Bros. International Television Production
Subsidiary
IndustryTelevision production
FoundedMarch 21, 2009; 10 years ago (2009-03-21)
Headquarters
United States
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsTelevision programs
ParentWarner Bros. Television
WebsiteOfficial website

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) is the global television production arm of Warner Bros. Television.

The division was formed in 2009 to produce original programming or local adaptations of Warner Bros. formats in non-U.S. territories.[1][2]

The company has also acquired numerous production companies including Shed Media in the United Kingdom and BlazHoffski Holding B.V. (including Dahl TV and BlazHoffSki Levy Productions) in the Netherlands and Belgium.[3] In 2014, the company acquired Netherlands-based Eyeworks and its global subsidiaries outside North America in a US$270 million deal, giving Warner Bros. businesses in 15 new territories.[4]

Global divisions[edit]

Australia[edit]

Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia (WBITPA) was founded in 2004 as Eyeworks Australia before being rebranded in 2014.[5]

As Eyeworks Australia, shows produced include Celebrity Splash, Being Lara Bingle, Gangs of Oz and Territory Cops. Following the rebrand, WBITPA began producing The Bachelor Australia from its fourth season, spin-offs The Bachelorette Australia from its second season[6] & Bachelor in Paradise, as well as First Dates, the eighth season of Who Do You Think You Are?[7], the sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars and The Masked Singer Australia[8].

Spain[edit]

The Spanish subsidiary was acquired as part of the Eyeworks takeover in 2014.[9] Eyeworks España was renamed Warner Bros. International Television Production España in December 2015.[9][10]

Shows produced by WBITVP España include Juego de juegos [es], based on Ellen's Game of Games; First Dates [es], based on the British show of the same name; Pesadilla en la Cocina [es], based on Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares; and Ven a cenar conmigo [es], based on the British Come Dine with Me.[11] Along with Mediaset España and Netflix, the company also co-produced Brigada Costa del Sol.[12]

United Kingdom[edit]

Established as Shed Productions in 1998, the company was acquired by Time Warner in 2010, before being rebranded as Warner Bros. Television Productions UK in 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (2 June 2014). "Warner Bros TV Group Seals Acquisition Of Eyeworks' Non-U.S. Businesses". Deadline. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Warner Bros. International Television Production". Warner Bros. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  3. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (11 February 2014). "Warner Bros Television Group To Acquire Eyeworks Businesses In 15 Countries". Deadline. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  4. ^ Dickens, Andrew (2 June 2014). "Warner completes Eyeworks takeover". C21 Media. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  5. ^ Knox, David (3 June 2014). "Warner Bros takes over Eyeworks". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  6. ^ Knox, David (29 November 2015). "Warner Bros to now produce The Bachelor franchise". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Warner Bros International Television Production Australia". Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  8. ^ Knox, David (27 May 2019). "10 to Mount The Masked Singer". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  9. ^ a b "La productora de First Dates vuelve al beneficio en su año más agitado". Dircomfidencial (in Spanish). 3 October 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Boletín Oficial del Registro Mercantil" (PDF) (in Spanish) (248). 17 December 2015. p. 55123. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Warner Bros International Television Production, Spain". Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  12. ^ Hopewell, John; De Pablos, Emiliano (28 May 2018). "Mediaset España, Warner Bros., Netflix Link for New Spanish Drama". Variety. Retrieved 3 November 2019.

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