ITV Studios Australia

ITV Studios Australia is an Australian television production company and the Australian arm of UK company ITV Studios. It was formed as Artist Services in 1989, later becoming Granada Media Australia before being rebranded to its current name in 2013.

ITV Studios Australia
GenreTelevision production
Founded1989 (1989) (as Artist Services)
Area served
Key people
David Mott
(CEO and managing director)
ServicesTelevision program production
OwnerITV plc
ParentITV Studios

The company produces or co-produces numerous Australian television programs across commercial television, public broadcasters and subscription television in Australia. ITV Studios Australia is based at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney.[1]


The company has its origins in production company Artist Services, a company formed in 1989 by a group of investors including Steve Vizard, producing many shows such as Fast forward, Full Frontal, SeaChange and Tonight Live with Steve Vizard. Half of the company was sold to John Fairfax Holdings in 1995 for A$9 million, at a time when the company was generating about $50 million per year.[2] In 1998, the entire company was acquired by Granada for A$25 million.[3]

Under the Granada Media Australia banner, the company produced a variety of programs including the first seven seasons of the Seven Network's Dancing with the Stars (2004–2007); Nine Network's Merrick & Rosso Unplanned (2003); six seasons of Fox8's Australia's Next Top Model; Ten's Australian Princess (2005–2007), Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation (2009–2012, 2018–present) and reboot of Young Talent Time (2012); Lifestyle Channel's Come Dine with Me Australia.

The company rebranded as ITV Studios Australia in January 2013, with the first program carrying the new branding being the second season of ABC comedy program Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell.[4][5]

Under the ITV Studios name, productions include LifeStyle Channel's Paddock to Plate (2013–2014), Seven game show The Chase Australia (2015–present), Ten's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2015–present) and the sixth season of Nine's The Voice Australia (2017–present).


  Programs with a shaded background indicate the program is still in production.

Title Network Years Notes
Fast ForwardSeven Network1989–1992
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard1990–1993
Full FrontalSeven Network
Network Ten
Big Girl's BlouseSeven Network1994–1995
Nine Network
The Micallef P(r)ogram(me)ABC1998–2001
Merrick & Rosso UnplannedNine Network2003–2004
Dancing with the StarsSeven Network2004–2007First seven seasons only.
Australian PrincessNetwork Ten2005–2007
Australia's Next Top ModelFox82005–2010First six seasons only.
An Aussie Goes Barmy2008
An Aussie Goes Bolly
Battle of the ChoirsSeven Network
An Aussie Goes CalypsoFox8
Talkin' 'Bout Your GenerationNetwork Ten
Nine Network
Four WeddingsSeven Network2010
The Trophy RoomABC2010
Come Dine with Me AustraliaLifeStyle Food2010–2013
Young Talent TimeNetwork Ten20122012 reboot
Please Marry My BoySeven Network2012–2013
Celebrity Come Dine With Me AustraliaLifeStyle Food2012–2014
Shaun Micallef's Mad as HellABC2012–presentCo-production with Giant Baby Productions
Off Their RockersThe Comedy Channel2013
Come Date with MeNetwork Ten2013–2014
Paddock to PlateLifeStyle Food2013–2014
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!Network Ten2015–present
The Chase AustraliaSeven Network2015–present
Keeping Australia Alive[6]ABC2016
noma Australia[7]SBS2016
The Voice AustraliaNine Network (2012-2020)
Seven Network (from 2021)
2017–presentFrom season 6 onwards. Co-production with Eureka Productions from season 6 onwards.
Hell's Kitchen AustraliaSeven Network2017
Cram!Network Ten
Think TankABC
Love Island Australia9Go!2018–present
The CubeNetwork Ten2021


  1. "Granada Media Australia announces it will be rebranded as ITV Studios". 11 November 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  2. "The life and times of Steve Vizard". The Age. Fairfax Media. 16 July 2005. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  3. "Look who's laughing now". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 16 July 2005. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  4. Knox, David (11 December 2012). "Granada Australia rebrands as ITV Studios Australia". TV Tonight. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  5. Hicks, Robin (11 December 2012). "Granada Media Australia rebrands as ITV Studios Australia". Mumbrella. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  6. "Keeping Australian Alive". ATOM Awards. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  7. Knox, David (14 April 2016). "Airdate: noma Australia". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
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