ITV Studios has announced its partnership with Something Special, Korea’s first ever format and creativity-led, global content, development, production and distribution company.
The new deal will see both companies create and develop new formats for the international market.
The agreement will see ITV Studios and Something Special working with ITV’s Global Creative Network and Armoza Formats to create two brand new formats for global exploitation.
Something Special will represent Asian shows, with ITV Studios representing the international rights.
Mike Beale, managing director of Global Creative Network at ITV Studios, said: ‘‘This collaboration with Something Special is really exciting, coming as it does at a time when global development has accelerated.
‘‘We can’t wait to get working with the teams there to put our collective creative minds together and bring fresh new formats to global buyers.’’
Jin Woo Hwang, president and executive producer at Something Special, said: ‘‘We are thrilled to be partnered with ITV Studios, connecting the best talents in the world for creating fresh new formats for the world.
‘‘With the collaboration being backed up by KOCCA (Korea creative content agency), we are ready to show the world how global development can be executed at the best level.’’