Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) aims to establish or acquire production companies in major television territories around the world in order to become a leading producer of local scripted and non-scripted programming.
In those territories where WBITVP establishes a production base, it operates by developing and producing original programming and also producing local versions of formats owned and controlled by the Warner Bros. Television Group, such as The Bachelor, 500 Questions, Impractical Jokers and Who Do You Think You Are? Where WBITVP has no local production capability, it licenses Warner Bros. formats to third parties.
WBITVP has already taken significant steps by acquiring a majority stake in both U.K. production group Shed Media, one of the U.K.’s largest and most successful independent production companies, which operates both in the U.K. and the U.S., and in BlazHoffski Holding B.V., a leading independent television producer in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2014, Shed Media Group was re-branded as Warner Bros. Television Productions UK. Also, in 2014, Warner Bros. Television Group acquired Eyeworks’ businesses outside the US, in 15 countries across Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand, adding 13 new territories to its international network of production companies further strengthens WBITVP’s capabilities.