Developing entertainment

14 February 2018 For more information, please email our Press Office

STV Productions has appointed Nick Johns to the newly-created role of Head of Entertainment Development.

The position has been established to consolidate our strengths in the genre having already built up a record of entertainment successes and mass audience hits. The most popular has been returning series Catchphrase which is produced for ITV. The returning format’s last series reached 14.8 million viewers overall, and in autumn 2017 the channel commissioned a sixth series of the peak-time show.

Johns joined STV Productions in 2014 and has worked on a series of entertainment commissions including ITV2 ‘comedy roast’ series SafeWord – which was co-developed and co-produced by STV Productions and Motion Content Group and has since been remade for MTV in the US – and high-stakes game show Babushka, which was conceived by Armoza Formats. The show, which aired on ITV Daytime, was nominated in the prestigious international Rose d’Or awards.

“Nick has great ideas, great taste and a real feel for entertainment telly. I’m delighted that he’s accepted this new role to help us build on the successes we’ve achieved to date.”

Gary Chippington, Head of Entertainment at STV Productions

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