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ITV plc (2004-)
Granada Productions is one of Europe's leading commercial television production and distribution companies. A public company usually refers to a company that is permitted to offer its registered securities ( Stock, bonds, etc Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located For other uses of this term see Industry (disambiguation An industry (from Latin industrius, "diligent industrious" In Marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a Market that might satisfy a want or need Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Ownership is the state or fact of exclusive rights and control over Property, which may be an object, land/real estate, Intellectual property Granada Limited (previously called Granada plc Granada Group plc and Granada Media plc is a former British media and previously Catering conglomerate ITV plc ( is a British media company that operates 11 of the 15 regional television broadcasters that make up the ITV Network, the oldest and largest commercial A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages
Since January 2006, the company has used the name ITV Productions when making programmes for the ITV family of channels. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent Productions for other broadcasters and internationally are still credited to Granada Productions.
Granada is the largest commercial TV producer in the UK, creating over 3,500 hours of original programming each year across all genres except news.
Many brands on UK television are part of the Granada family, including Britain’s most watched programme, Coronation Street; Emmerdale, Heartbeat, Marple and Agatha Christie's Poirot, Brainiac: Science Abuse, University Challenge, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, Parkinson, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Tonight, The Jeremy Kyle Show and This Morning are all produced by Granada Productions. Coronation Street (commonly known as 'Corrie' is an award-winning Soap opera created by Tony Warren Emmerdale, known as Emmerdale Farm until 1989 is a British Soap opera that has aired on ITV since 1972 Heartbeat is a long-running British TV police drama series set in 1960s Yorkshire. Marple is a British Television series based on the Miss Marple murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie's Poirot is a British television Drama that has aired on ITV1 since 1989 Brainiac Science Abuse (often shortened to simply Brainiac) is a British entertainment TV show with a science motif University Challenge is a long-running British television quiz show, licensed and produced by Granada Television. I'm a Celebrity Get Me out of Here! is a Reality television show in which celebrities live in jungle conditions with few creature comforts and have to earn Parkinson was a British television Chat show presented by Sir Michael Parkinson. Saturday Night Takeaway was a Variety show shown in the UK on Saturday evenings on ITV, presented and executively produced by Ant & Dec Tonight is the name of a British television newsmagazine produced by Granada Television for the ITV network since 1999, when it replaced the The Jeremy Kyle Show is a Daytime television Talk show presented by Jeremy Kyle which has been running in the UK on ITV This Morning is a British daytime television programme created by Granada Television and broadcast on ITV.
Granada produces programmes for UK television channels including the ITV Network, BBC One and BBC Two, Channel 4, Five and Sky One, based in key production centres in London, Manchester and Leeds, with a small internationally-focussed operation (Anglia Factual) in Norwich. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent Channel 4 is a public-service Television and Radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom centred around a television channel of the same name which began London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Leeds ( is located on the River Aire in West Yorkshire, England History Roman The Romans had their regional capital at Venta Icenorum on the river to the south which is near modern-day Caistor St Edmund The Bristol arm which was originally part of HTV closed in 2006. 
ITV Productions comprises the following network production divisions from its predecessor companies*:
* Border Television and Westcountry Television rarely contributed network programmes, so were largely unaffected by the creation of ITV Productions. } Anglia Television is the ITV station for the East of England which has been broadcasting since 27 October 1959. Carlton Television is the British ITV franchisee for London and parts of the surrounding counties from 925am every Monday to 5 Central Independent Television, more commonly known as Central and now legally ITV Central Ltd, is the British Independent Television contractor Granada Television is the United Kingdom ITV contractor for North West England. HTV, now legally known as ITV Wales and West, is the ITV contractor for Wales and the West of England. Meridian Broadcasting (now legally known as ITV Meridian is the holder of the ITV franchise for the south and south east of England. Tyne Tees Television is the ITV television contractor for North East England. Yorkshire Television is the ITV contractor for the Yorkshire franchise
The division is also responsible for ITV's production facilities The London Studios, 3sixtymedia at Granada Studios, The Leeds Studios, location hire company ProVision and Leeds-based post production companies Film Lab North and The Finishing School. The London Studios (also known as 'The London Television Centre' is a television studio complex which forms a part of London Weekend Television 's London Television Centre The Leeds Studios also known as the Yorkshire Television Studios or YTV Studios is a television production complex on Kirkstall Road in Granada International and Granada Ventures are part of ITV Worldwide. Both arms have been re-united as part of the new Global Content division of ITV, led by Dawn Airey (formerly chief executive of Five and managing director of channels at BSkyB). British Sky Broadcasting ( BSkyB — Sky Television and BSB) is a company that operates Sky Digital, a subscription television service in the
The Sherman Oaks, California and New York-based US arm, Granada America, is one of the Top 3 largest international commercial producers for the US market. In Summer of 2005 they had more primetime network programming on air in the US than any other producer.
Granada America is a major force in acquiring, developing and producing Hollywood TV movies, scripted series and reality programming for US networks and the international market, with over 25 Granada shows on US TV every week.
A leading producer of reality programming, Granada America has shows in production at many of the major broadcast and cable networks, including Hell's Kitchen and Nanny 911 for Fox, Hit Me Baby One More Time and Little Friends for NBC, But Can They Sing? and Celebrity Fit Club for VH1, Airline, The First 48 and House Of Dreams for A&E and Room Raiders for MTV. Hell's Kitchen is an American reality-television cooking competition based on a series of the same name, broadcast in the UK. Nanny 911 is a Reality television show in the United States, which airs on FOX (and airs in the UK on ITV2, whose sister company Hit Me Baby One More Time is a 2005 Reality show first aired by ITV on British television and later as a new version by The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's But Can They Sing? was a Reality television series that premiered on October 30, 2005 on VH1 as part of its celebreality Celebrity Fit Club is a Reality television series which follows eight overweight celebrities as they try to lose weight VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television Airline is an American Television Reality show that showcases the daily happenings of passengers ground workers and on-board staff members of The First 48 is an American Reality television show based on Homicide Detective units in various cities across the United States A&E is a cable and Satellite television network with headquarters in Manhattan and offices in Stamford, Atlanta, Room Raiders is a dating / reality series on MTV. Premise On the show three single men or women have their rooms inspected MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City.
In 2006, Granada, in association with RTL Group, produced a US version of Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon. RTL Group ( is Europe's largest TV radio and production company and is majority-owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. Gameshow Marathon is a British game show broadcasted from 17 September, 2005 to 26 May, 2007 on ITV.
Granada America is also one of the largest producers and distributors of Hollywood TV movies. An average of 12 Hollywood TV movies are produced or acquired by Granada America each year and regularly feature big name stars such as Molly Shannon in 12 Days of Christmas Eve, Jason Priestly in The Reality Of Love, Farrah Fawcett in Hollywood Lives, based on Jackie Collins’ best selling novel, Anne Heche in Dead Will Tell, Melanie Griffith in Lethal Seduction, Aidan Quinn and Mary Louise Parker in Unexpected Journey and Susan Sarandon in Icebound. Molly Helen Shannon (born September 16, 1964) is an American actress and writer Jason Bradford Priestley (born August 28, 1969) is a Canadian-born American Actor and Film director. Ferrah Leni Fawcett (born February 2 1947) is an American actress Jacqueline Jill "Jackie" Collins (born 4 October, 1937) is a British -born Novelist and former Actress. Anne Celeste Heche (ˈheɪtʃ born May 25 1969 is an American actress, director and Screenwriter. Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an Academy Award nominated Golden Globe winning American Film actress Aidan Quinn ( Irish: Aodhán Ó Cuinn born March 8 1959) is an Irish American Actor. Mary-Louise Parker (born August 2, 1964) is an American Tony - Emmy - and Golden Globe -winning actress Miracle Run is a 2004 Lifetime Television film starring Mary-Louise Parker, Zac Efron, Bubba Lewis and Aidan Quinn Susan Sarandon (born Susan Abigail Tomalin; October 4 1946 is an American Actress.
Until recently, the Chief Executive Officer of Granada America was David Gyngell, son of the late Bruce Gyngell, the former managing director of ITV breakfast franchisee TV-am. David Gyngell (born 1966 is the CEO of Australian commercial broadcasting network Channel Nine. Bruce Gyngell ( 8 July 1929 &ndash 7 September 2000) born in Melbourne, Victoria was a leading Australian TV-am was a Breakfast television station that broadcast to the United Kingdom from 1 February 1983 to 31 December 1992.
Granada Productions Australia is one of Australia’s leading independent television producers. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Established in 1998, Granada Productions has grown to the point where it now produces over 120 hours of television every year.
The company was originally Artist Services, a company formed by a group of investors including Steve Vizard, producing many shows such as Fast Forward, Full Frontal and SeaChange. Stephen William Vizard, born 6 March 1956 in Richmond Victoria, is an Australian media personality businessman and philanthropist Fast Forward is an Australian commercial television Sketch comedy show that ran for 90 episodes from 12 April 1989 to Full Frontal is an Australian Sketch comedy series which debuted in 1993 SeaChange was a popular Australian Television show that ran for 39 episodes from 1998 to 2001 on the ABC. Granada purchased the company in the late 1990's.
Its core business is to produce and develop television shows across all genres primarily for the Australasian television market. Australasia is a Region of Oceania: New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and neighbouring Islands in the Pacific Its current slate includes the new hit show for the Seven Network Dancing with the Stars; Mars Venus for W on Foxtel; the acclaimed show Merrick and Rosso Unplanned, World Comedy Unplugged and Celebrity Super Powers for the Nine Network; the FOX8 hit, Australia's Next Top Model and the new show for Network Ten, Australian Princess. Dancing with the Stars is a multi Logie Award winning Australian light entertainment television series based on the British Strictly Come Dancing W (also known as W Channel) is an Australian Cable and Satellite television channel which broadcasts programs of special interest to women on Foxtel is an Australian Pay television company formed through a joint venture between Telstra, News Corporation and Consolidated Media Merrick and Rosso are an Australian comedy duo Merrick Watts and Tim Ross The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney FOX8 is an Australian Cable and Satellite channel available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television's subscription platforms Australia's Next Top Model is an Australian Reality television show based on the American program of the same name, which is broadcast on Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australia 's three major commercial television networks. Australian Princess is an Australian Reality television show that first premiered on Network Ten on 5 October, 2005.
Granada Germany is one of Germany's top five television producers. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe.
Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!, Granada's German production of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is one of the most successful entertainment shows ever on leading channel RTL, with two series produced in 2004. Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus! is a German television series based on the British reality television show I'm a Celebrity I'm a Celebrity Get Me out of Here! is a Reality television show in which celebrities live in jungle conditions with few creature comforts and have to earn RTL (formerly RTL plus) is a German commercial Television station distributed via cable and satellite along with DVB-T
Other recent Granada productions include three MANIA shows, celebrity music talent show Star Duell and Deutschlands Beste Doppelgänger (Stars And Their Doubles) for RTL, and East-West German comedy Ei Verbibbsch for Sat.1. Sat1 is a privately owned German television broadcasting station
Granada International is Britain’s leading commercial distributor, representing more than 35,000 hours of programming across all genres from Granada’s own production teams and independent producers.
Distributing to over 155 territories worldwide, Granada International’s portfolio includes the largest British feature film collection, including Brief Encounter, and the Carry On... films. Brief Encounter is a 1945 British Film about the Mores of British suburban life centring on a housewife for whom real love (as opposed The Carry On films were a long-running series of low-budget British comedy films directed by Gerald Thomas and produced by Peter Rogers. Also a part of this collection is the ITC Entertainment feature film library, including The Eagle Has Landed, The Return of the Pink Panther, and On Golden Pond. The Incorporated Television Company (ITC is a British television company largely involved in production and distribution The Eagle Has Landed is a book by Jack Higgins first published in 1975. The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series released in. On Golden Pond is a 1981 American Drama film directed by Mark Rydell. The television library features programming by most of the major ITV companies (except Thames Television, which belongs to RTL Group) including award-winning drama titles such as Prime Suspect, Dr. Zhivago (2002 miniseries), The Forsyte Saga (2002), Inspector Morse and Agatha Christie's Poirot, through to innovative formats, captivating children’s shows, star-studded Hollywood TV movies, stunning wildlife documentaries and outstanding factual programming. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent Thames Television was a licencee of the British ITV television network covering London and parts of the surrounding counties RTL Group ( is Europe's largest TV radio and production company and is majority-owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. Prime Suspect is a British Police procedural television drama series made by Granada Television for the ITV network in the 1990s Doctor Zhivago ( Russian: Доктор Живаго, Doktor Zhivago) is a 20th century Novel by Boris Pasternak. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. A miniseries (also mini-series) in a serial Storytelling medium is a production which tells a story in a pre-planned limited number of episodes The Forsyte Saga is a series of three Novels and two interludes by John Galsworthy. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Detective Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse is a Fictional character in a series of thirteen Detective novels by British Author Colin Agatha Christie's Poirot is a British television Drama that has aired on ITV1 since 1989
Granada International has also established strong relationships with key broadcasters and producers around the world, and is a major player in programme financing and co-production partnerships.
Current independent producer relationships include Wall to Wall (Ancient Egyptians, The Story Of Us), Darlow Smithson (Seconds From Disaster), Wark Clements (A Mother's Journey), Aardman (Creature Comforts), Chorion (Agatha Christie's Marple and Poirot), Carnival Films (Rosemary & Thyme) and Red Productions (Bob and Rose, Second Coming), with broadcaster relationships including A&E, WGBH, Mediaset, National Geographic, Discovery and NDR. Creature Comforts was originally a 1989 Short film made in United Kingdom about how Animals feel about living in a Zoo, and later became Carnival Films is a British television production company founded by Brian Eastman in 1978 as Picture Partnership Productions Limited Rosemary & Thyme was a British television series that starred Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura A&E is a cable and Satellite television network with headquarters in Manhattan and offices in Stamford, Atlanta, For the radio station specifically see WGBH (FM. WGBH is a non-commercial Television and Radio broadcast service located in Boston Mediaset is the main Italian commercial Television network with headquarters in Milan, Lombardy. Overview The NGS's historical mission is "to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting the conservation of the world's cultural historical and natural Discovery Channel is an American Satellite and Cable TV channel (also delivered via IPTV, Terrestrial television and It also produced the children's series Allsorts. Allsorts (also known as Bassenthwaite is a British children's television series about a group of children living in a Housing estate in a small town within the England
Granada International's sister company Granada Ventures is the publishing and consumer licensing division, responsible for merchandising and exploiting the rights of ITV Productions and third-party programmes (including CBeebies' Numberjacks). CBeebies is a British television channel produced by the BBC and aimed at children 4 years and under