Satmohan Patnesar, Commissioner ITV
Satmohan Panesar got his first opportunity in television with a stint of work experience at Princess Productions, where over a period two years he was fortunate enough to work on some of their biggest shows as a researcher, including the first three series of The Friday Night Project. Continuing to ocus on entertainment, Satmohan went on to AP on shows such as Big Brother’s Little Brother and My Super Sweet.
In 2011, he moved from production to factual development and was a development producer for companies including: Silver River, Betty, Watershed and most recently Boomerang. While at Silver River, Satmohan was part of the team responsible for developing the first of Nick and Margaret’s BBC documentary series, The Town That Didn’t Retire, he later produced on Nick and Margaret: We Pay Your Benefits. At Betty, he helped develop the second Baker Brother’s series and Discovery’s Sex Hospital and at Boomerang had the documentary Million Pound Movers commissioned.
Joining ITV factual as a Commissioner in summer 2015, Satmohan oversees a diverse slate of programming for both the main and digital channels; including Sugar Free Farm, Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport and Celebrity Home Secrets for ITV1 and Ibiza Weekender (ITV2), Dating In The Dark (ITV2) and The Big Fish Off (ITV4) for the digital channels.