ITV Studios launches Signpost Entertainment as part of MultiStory Media | News

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The network production arm of British broadcaster ITV’s Signpost Productions is joining ITV Studios, where it will be housed at MultiStory Media under the new banner Signpost Entertainment.

Diversity-focused Signpost Productions, based in the North East of England, is behind shows such as Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes for the BBC and Deaf Away Days for TNT Sports.

Signpost Entertainment will remain focused on diversity and inclusivity in its productions and will be led by creative director Gareth Deighan, reporting to MultiStory Media’s CEO Tim Carter and chief creative officer Ana de Moraes. The two labels will work together to “target opportunities that combine diverse storytelling and scaled production.”

Signpost Productions will remain part of ITV and will continue to produce This is Deaf for the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust and regular supplements for the BBC’s The One Show. It will also continue to provide on-screen British Sign Language translations to broadcasters and operate its production and post-production facilities in Gateshead and Leeds.

Signpost Productions and Signpost Entertainment will work together to grow and develop a pipeline of diverse talent through the latter’s training arm under the Signpost Academy.

MultiStory Media’s Carter said: “Our shared ambition is to put on-screen disability and off-screen accessibility at the heart of our productions, producing shows that authentically, joyfully and effortlessly entertain wide audiences.”

MultiStory Media produces entertainment and factual shows including Come Dine with Me, For the Love of Dogs and The Martin Lewis Money Show, as well as current affairs programs such as Tonight and Peston.