(part of ITV Productions, Los Angeles)
As noted in the introduction, when it comes to factual and documentary production in the UK and the US, not talking about Granada is like trying to ignore the gorilla in the corner. You can pretend he’s not there, but no matter how hard you try, when you look up there’s still going to be a gorilla in the corner.
Granada is one of Europe’s largest producers (part of the ITV Productions group of ITV, it contributes significantly to the more than 1,600 hours of programming ITV Productions delivers each year), and Granada America is a huge part of that production engine.
With production units in the UK, Australia, Germany and the US, Granada has chalked up a significant number of hits in the past years, but it’s hard to argue with a production arm that consistently turns out top content. Our broadcasters said that viewers flocked to Granada America shows and series such as Hell’s Kitchen, American Princess, Celebrity Fit Club, First 48 and a host of others; and there’s nothing to suggest that this list of hits will not simply grow as time goes on.
Recent titles: Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Dancing on Ice, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, American Princess, Celebrity Fit Club, First 48