ITV Studios is a television production company owned by the British television broadcaster ITV plc. Based in 12 countries across 60 production labels, with local production offices in the UK, Australia, The Netherlands, Israel and Scandinavia. ITV Studios Limited's history can be traced back to Granada Productions, founded in 1954 as Granada Television's in-house production arm, Central Television Enterprises, Central Independent Television's international sales operations founded in 1987. Granada Productions and Carlton International were merged in 2009 to form ITV Studios. ITV Studios not only makes programmes for its parent company ITV plc, but for other networks such as the BBC and Channel 4, it was formed from a gradual amalgamation of the production divisions of all ITV plc owned'channel three' licensees which occurred from 1994 to 2004, for a number of years thereafter following the creation of ITV plc. The division is responsible for ITV's production facilities The London Studios, 3SixtyMedia, location hire company ProVision.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment is responsible for sales of finished programmes and commercial licensing deals. Programmes on non-ITV channels retained the Granada brand until 2009. Many of the programmes shown on ITV network show the end-board featuring the ITV Studios logo after the credits as of 2009. In May 2017, ITV plc acquired production company World Productions; as a result of the takeover, the company is now a part of ITV Studios, with ITV Studios Global Entertainment handling international distribution of future series. That same year, ITV Studios acquired Swedish game show and entertainment programming producer Elk Production, a stake in Danish drama producer Apple Tree Productions, founded by former DR Drama Deputy Head Lars Hermann and Piv Bernth who had both left public broadcaster DR, another stake in Italian film and television producer Cattleya, well known for producing the 2015 crime film Suburra and the 2017 RAI/Netflix television series co-production that serves as a prequel to it.
In 2017, American Horror Movie production company Blumhouse Productions sold a 45% stake in their independent television studio Blumhouse Television to ITV. Blumhouse is known for their globally successful films such as Paranormal Insidious. ITV Studios is a major commercial TV producer in the UK, creating over 3,500 hours of original programming each year across all genres except news, its network programmes include, or have included, Coronation Street, Heartbeat and Agatha Christie's Poirot, Brainiac: Science Abuse,'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, The Jeremy Kyle Show and This Morning. ITV Studios produces programmes for other UK broadcasters outside of its own network; these include Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky. ITV Studios is based in London and Manchester, with the centre in Leeds now only home to Emmerdale and Shiver Productions; the production centres in Bristol and Norwich closed in 2012 respectively. ITV Studios owns So Television after acquiring Graham Norton's production company in 2012.
On 22 April 2013, ITV announced. In 2013, ITV launched a new production company named Potato. 2016 sees ITV Studios secure a four-year British horse racing deal which will see the Cheltenham Festival, Grand National and Royal Ascot broadcast on the channel. Since 14 January 2013, the ITV logo has been added to the opening credits of the majority of ITV Studios-produced shows airing on ITV's channels, similar to the BBC. In 2004, a duopoly had formed, Granada owned six franchises, whilst Carlton Communications owned five. Granada bought a 64% controlling stake and took over Carlton in 2004 with the amalgamation of ITV. Programmes produced by all divisions were referred to as'A Granada Manchester Production','A Granada London Production', etc. at the end of credits. ITV Studios comprises the network production divisions from its following predecessor companies: ITV Anglia ITV Central ITV Granada ITV Wales & West - including its former subsidiary, Harvest Entertainment. ITV London ITV Meridian ITV Tyne Tees ITV Yorkshire ITV Breakfast * ITV Border and ITV Westcountry contributed network programmes, so were unaffected by the creation of ITV Studios.
Twofour Group is a British television and digital media group, founded in 1989 by Charles Wace, a former BBC news producer. With headquarters in Plymouth, Twofour has offices across the globe including London and Los Angeles; the Twofour Group consists of Boomerang, Delightful Industries, Mainstreet Pictures, Twofour America, Twofour Rights. On 24 June 2015, Twofour Group was acquired by ITV Studios. Melanie Leach was named Chief Executive for Twofour Group in summer 2014; the flagship division of the Twofour Group, Twofour is an international award-winning television production company, producing p
Iowa Highway 51 is a state highway that runs from north to south in northeast Iowa. Contained by Allamakee County, it is only 11 miles in length, it begins at U. S. Highway ends at Iowa 9 near Waukon. Iowa 51 begins at the intersection of Lawler Streets in Postville. US 18 and US 52 form the southern and western forks of the intersection, Tilden Street continues east, Iowa 51 begins heading north along Lawler Street through Postville's downtown area; the highway crosses a line of the Dakota and Eastern Railroad and leaves Postville heading in an directly northward alignment. The only curves along the route come as the highway descends into and ascends out of the Yellow River valley. Between Waukon and Decorah, the route terminates at an intersection with Iowa 9; when it was designated, Iowa 51 was not a paved highway. The route was paved by 1935, with the segment from the Yellow River south to Postville being repaved in 1969, its initial alignment extended the highway into Waukon, but was shortened to end at an intersection with the old alignment of Iowa 13 on December 8, 1924.
The highway's alignment again changed in December 1968, when it was truncated to run from Postville to an intersection with Iowa 9, the present-day alignment. The entire route is in Allamakee County. End of Iowa 51 at Iowa Highway Ends
Dasho Paljor Jigme Dorji known as Dasho Benji, is a Bhutanese environmentalist and diplomat. Referred to as Bhutan's "Godfather of Conservation", he established Bhutan's first non-governmental organization, the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature in 1987 to conserve the country's black-necked crane population and to preserve the country's biodiversity in general, he was involved in the drafting of "The Middle Path" the country's first National Environmental Strategy, published in 1998. He served as an advisor to numerous conservation and environmental organizations in Bhutan including the National Environment Commission. Dorji was conferred the Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award for Policy Leadership; the Bhutan Ornithological Society as well as the Bhutan Ecological Society was founded by himself with him serving as founding president of the two organizations. In 2018, he was named as one of the "Nature's Heroes" by the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature.
Dorji has served in the government of Bhutan as early as 1969. He served as an advisor to the former king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye WangchuckAs judge he served as Magistrate of Paro District from 1969 to 1972, as High Court Judge from 1972 to 1974. Jigme Palden Dorji appointed him as the first Chief Justice of Bhutan's High Court serving from 1974 to 1987, he was succeeded by Lyonpo Sangay Penjore, appointed by the king in 1987. He was Deputy Minister for Social Services from 1988 to 1991, Deputy Minister to the National Environment Commission 1994 to 1997; as a diplomat, Paljor Dorji served as Ambassador to the United Nations and European capitals from 1991 to 1994. Paljor Dorji featured in the 2016 film Power of the River: Expedition to the Heart of Water in Bhutan an adventure documentary by American director Greg Hamilton which tackles about the issues on setting up dams in Bhutan's rivers. Paljor Dorji is the son of Jigme Palden Dorji. Tobgye Dorji is a former diplomat who became a hotelier in Paro.
A member of the royal family, Paljor Dorji is a cousin of Bhutan's fourth king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. He is credited for bringing the sport of basketball in Bhutan having learned the sport in from Canadian Jesuits in a boarding school in Darjeeling, India, he introduced the sport to the royal family having taught the sport to King Jigme Singye Wangchuck when the monarch was still a teenager