ITV Studios and Something Special, Korea’s first ever format and creativity-led, global content, development, production and distribution company, have agreed a deal which will see the two companies work together to create and develop new formats to take to the international market.

Something Special will work with both ITV Studios’ Global Creative Network and Armoza Formats to create two new formats for global exploitation, with Something Special representing the shows in Asia and ITV Studios representing the international rights.

Mike Beale, Managing Director, 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.”

The new formats will be launched in 2021.

Jon Creamer