Adam Crozier

ITV advertising revenues drop as company looks to retransmission fees

UK commercial broadcaster ITV’s revenues have dropped by 3% over the quarter, with ITV family net advertising revenues tumbling by 9%. In a trading update, ITV said it expected net advertising revenues to be down between 8% and 9% for the first half, in part due to tough year-on-year comparisons with 2016, which included the […]

Adam Crozier leaving ITV

ITV boss Adam Crozier is leaving after seven years, with Sir Peter Bazalgette, the UK broadcaster’s chairman, becoming interim executive chairman and finance chief Ian Griffiths becoming COO and finance director until a replacement is found. The ITV boss leaves at end-June. Bazalgette said this morning: “Adam has been talking to me and the board […]

ITV Studios pushes UK broadcaster to revenue growth

ITV Studios saw its revenue hit nearly £1.4 billion in 2016, which helped to drive growth at parent broadcaster ITV despite ongoing economic uncertainty in the UK. ITV’s production and distribution arm made £1.24 billion (€1.45 billion) in revenue in 2015, meaning last year’s figure represents growth of £158 million or 13%. The division houses […]

ITV ‘preps for end of Crozier era’

UK broadcaster ITV is preparing for life after CEO Adam Crozier, though it is understood there is no exit imminent. The commercial network has reportedly hired headhunters to search for “long-term options” to replace Crozier and group finance chief Ian Griffiths. Sky News, which broke the story over the weekend, reported that London-based consulting firm […]

BBC clashes with ITV over public broadcaster role

UK public broadcaster the BBC has slammed commercial rival ITV, rebuking a number of claims made over the running and structure of the organisation. Debate of the future of the BBC is raging as concerns over its budget, public service remit and relationship with government emerge ahead of charter renewal next year. ITV CEO Adam […]

Crozier: ITV needed international switch

ITV CEO Adam Crozier has said ITV’s focus on the international business, acquiring companies such as Leftfield Entertainment and Talpa Media, has been key to turning the once-ailing UK broadcaster’s fortunes since he arrived in 2010. Speaking at a MIPCOM keynote, Crozier said the spate of acquisitions deals ITV has made in recent years had […]

ITV angry over catch-up licence fee plans

ITV is challenging plans to widen the scope of the UK licence fee to cover the pubcaster’s catch-up services. The government plans to introduce the changes so that the license fee covers catch up services such as iPlayer, and agreed to the change as part of a wider recent deal on the BBC license fee. […]

Crozier to keynote at MIPCOM

Adam Crozier, the CEO of UK broadcaster ITV, will deliver a keynote speech at MIPCOM in October. On Monday, October 5, Crozier’s Media Mastermind talk will cover points such as creative renewal at the network, its global expansion in markets such as the US and new international scripted coproductions. His thoughts on scripted will tie […]

ITV boosted by broadcast, online and studio gains

ITV said that its total revenue climbed by 12% year-on-year in the first quarter to £754 million, thanks to gains across broadcast and online and at its ITV Studios production arm. In a trading update published ahead of the company’s annual general meeting this morning, ITV said that its broadcast business has made “a very […]

UK retransmission debate widens, as government looks to cut regulation

UK culture secretary Sajid Javid has pledged to take a “long hard look” at retransmission fees between broadcasters and pay TV operators in an effort to cut government red tape. In his first major appearance as secretary of state for the department of culture, media and sport, Javid told attendees of the RTS conference in […]