MIKE BEALE PROMOTED TO MANAGING DIRECTOR, NORDICS & GLOBAL CREATIVE NETWORK, ITV STUDIOS

MIKE BEALE PROMOTED TO MANAGING DIRECTOR, NORDICS & GLOBAL CREATIVE NETWORK, ITV STUDIOS

30th May 2017 – Mike Beale has been promoted to Managing Director, Nordics & Global Creative Network, ITV Studios.

In the newly created role Beale will oversee ITV Studios’ growing Nordics production business which includes ITV Studios Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark based United. The Managing Directors of each of the Nordics production labels will report to Beale. He will also continue to lead ITV Studios’ global formats strategy, working with all of ITV Studios’ production labels to facilitate the international exploitation of ITV Studios’ vast slate of non-scripted content.

Maria Kyriacou, President, ITV Studios International said: “Exploiting our formats around the world is central to our strategy and Mike will continue to spearhead this important business, building on the fantastic growth him and his team have already achieved. His expertise will also be a vital resource for our brilliant Nordics businesses as they grow in their individual markets and, under Mike’s leadership, work in tandem to make the most of the shared opportunities the region offers.”

Beale added: “I’ve always worked closely with the Nordic market in my international capacity, so it makes creative as well as business sense for me to step-up my role in the region. We have a fantastic family of production companies, across the four countries, who are behind a wealth of original formats. Our goal is to work more closely together as a region to use their collective expertise to grow the wider business.”

Beale joined ITV Studios in 2011 initially as Director, International formats. He was promoted to his current role, Executive Vice President of Global Development & Formats in 2016. Prior to ITV Beale was Vice President of International Television Production at NBC Universal. In 2001 he co-founded 12 Yard Productions, now part of ITV Studios.

Beale will take-up his new position in June.

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For further information contact: Tracey Jaques, + 44 (0) 20 7157 6185, + 44 (0) 7730 637731, tracey.jaques@itv.com