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Hugill, ITV Studios launch Possessed TV

ITV Studios, the production arm of UK broadcaster ITV, is partnering with former Endemol exec Glenn Hugill to create Possessed TV, a new entertainment label.
August 14, 2014

ITV Studios, the production arm of UK broadcaster ITV, is partnering with former Endemol exec Glenn Hugill (pictured) to create Possessed TV, a new entertainment label.

Possessed TV will join the ITV Studios stable and sit alongside ITVS Entertainment, and established labels including 12 Yard Productions and Potato.

Hugill began his career as an actor and moved into presenting and producing in 2000 with Channel 5 reality series The Mole, which won a Rose D’Or prize.  He went on to produce a number of international series including Playing it Straight (Channel 4), Beauty and the Geek (BBC3) and Cash Cab (ITV).

Hugill joined Endemol’s central creative unit in 2005 which then went on to create formats including SpinStar (ITV), 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow (BBC), The Whole 19 Yards (ITV), and Pointless (BBC). He also exec produced Channel 4′s Deal or No Deal, for which he created the character of The Banker.

ITV Studios UK MD Denise O’Donoghue said: “Glenn is a brilliant creative talent, an ideas person, and a meticulous producer with the necessary drive and charisma to get shows across the commissioning line and to keep them on air.”

Hugill added: “This is the most exciting time for TV format creation since the 1950s. Modern viewers have so taken control as to redefine what it means to watch TV. It’s a bit like discovering the house you’ve lived in for 50 years has a huge attic you never knew about. And a garden. With a pond in it. The time is right and the fit with ITV Studios feels great. Let’s get in that pond.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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