Peter Tierney

Peter Tierney, ITV and ITV2 entertainment commissioner, explains how to pitch.

Peter Tierney talks about getting a TV show commissioned by ITV2 and why he wants it loud and noisy. He also reveals his thoughts on the limits of lockdown programmes and why dating shows aren't such a good idea. Peter is talking to Susie Hall, head of development at Great Scott Media.

About Peter Tierney

Prior to joining ITV’s commissioning team, Peter Tierney worked across numerous entertainment shows including Dancing On Ice, I’m A Celebrity, The X Factor and Love Island. Peter’s commissioning history is primarily celebrity-fronted gameshows, with a focus on noisier formats. Supermarket Sweep, hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal worked in this way, creating a significant amount of press and attention for the broadcaster, as did Hey Tracey!, which brought in a significantly younger-skewing audience and was one of the channel’s biggest entertainment launches.

About this event

Peter was speaking from his home on 5 May 2020. The event was supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5. It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient during the coronavirus crisis.