ITV Launches BE Studio to Produce Advertiser Funded Entertainment


ITV Launches BE Studio to Produce  Advertiser Funded Entertainment

Announced at the Palooza, ITV has today unveiled the launch of BE Studio - a full service creative studio to produce Ad Funded Entertainment (AFE). BE Studio will help brands build emotional connections with ITV's audience through the co-creation of entirely new formats.

AFE has grown significantly with shows across genres including Cooking with the Stars with M&S, DNA Journey with Ancestry, and John and Lisa Down-Under with Trailfinders. The recently announced ‘Champions’ series which goes behind the scenes of the world of jump racing in association with Flutter Group and Racecourse Media Group is the first BE Studio production and ITV is now actively taking more AFE opportunities to market for brands including fashion, travel and food.

In launching BE Studio ITV is actively investing in additional AFE and Social Production resources and bolstering creative capability with greater integration between ITV Commercial and ITV Creative.

BE Studio also builds on the success and growth of ITV’s Creative Partnerships over the past five years which has seen an increase in the number of integrated commercial partners across programmes including Love Island and Big Brother.

Bhavit Chandrani, Director of BE Studio, said: "ITV has always been a market leader at creating 360 degree partnerships with brands thanks to our unique position as an integrated producer and broadcaster/streamer. With the launch of BE Studio we're excited to offer even more opportunities to reach ITV's audience in creative ways through the co-creation of Ad Funded Entertainment."



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