ITV Studios factual pitch

ITV Studios is calling for pitches for Factual TV to appeal to an international audience.

Seven Network is participating in the pitch process along with Channel 4, A+E Networks UK, PBS, Discovery and Tencent Video China.

ITV is looking for new ideas in the areas of True Crime, Lifestyle, Hidden Worlds / Armchair Travel -food will only be considered with the right talent.

True Crime can be set anywhere, but UK, US or Australia is preferred, ideally not be host-led, or at least should have the option of removing the host for an international version.

Lifestyle projects could cover makeover and fashion, extreme cosmetics, a life changing journey, docusoap makeover, competitive reality or property space.

Hidden Worlds / Armchair Travel must be aspirational escapism for viewers but could be behind the scenes at well-known luxury brands or locations.

More info here.


  1. Is this further evidence that linear commercial TV is reducing its creative priority producing limited season fictional drama shows, unless it’s a long running soap.
    The success of Netflix’s true-crime show Tiger King and other so called true life murder mystery doco series indicate that modern audiences are becoming even more vicarious watching trauma, and are wanting more schlock thrills and distractions, which is fascinating because we have enough real life issues to deal with as it is.

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