ITV Closure Of London Studios Irks Union; China’s iQiyi Raises $1.5B – Global Briefs

ITV is closing The London Studios at South Bank as part of a redevelopment of the site as its headquarters. The studio has been home to such programs as Upstairs Downstairs and, more recently, Ant & Dec’s Satruday Night Takeaway and The Graham Norton Show. In an email to staff that was seen by The Guardian, ITV boss Adam Crozier wrote, “We’ve given very careful consideration to what our plans mean for the London Studios, which would require significant investment to…

ITV is closing The London Studios at South Bank as part of a redevelopment of the site as its headquarters. The studio has been home to such programs as Upstairs Downstairs and, more recently, Ant & Dec’s Satruday Night Takeaway and The Graham Norton Show. In an email to staff that was seen by The Guardian, ITV boss Adam Crozier wrote, "We've given very careful consideration to what our plans mean for the London Studios, which would require significant investment to…