Media company ITV has acquired a majority stake in independent producer DiGa Vision, whose portfolio of reality and scripted programming includes MTV’s “Teen Wolf.”
The acquisition of the New York-based DiGa Vision, which was launched former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley in 2011, follows ITV’s recent acquisitions of Gurney Productions, High Noon Entertainment and Thinkfactory Media in the US, as well as UK producers The Garden and Big Talk.
Since its formation DiGa Vision has received the greenlight for 12 series, including MTV’s “Girl Get Your Mind Right” and “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life,” and the auction format “Celebrity Home Raiders,” which will air on Lifetime in March.
Hailing DiSanto and Gateley’s “excellent track record in generating original, engaging and compelling reality and scripted programming,” Paul Buccieri, managing director ITV Studios International and president & CEO ITV Studios US Group, added, “They have developed a brilliant understanding of pop culture and really know what appeals to the key teenage and young adult demographic … We’re really excited to work with DiGa Vision and look forward to establishing a strong dialogue and relationship to help them grow and reach their full potential as part of the ITV family.”
“We are thrilled to join forces with ITV, a company that is truly committed to creative risk taking and great content,” DiSanto and Gateley added. “Paul Buccieri and his team share our sensibility and enthusiasm for breaking new creative ground and we look forward to this next step in DiGa’s evolution.”