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ITV sees strong growth in online revenue and Studios

ITV has released a trading update ahead of its earnings report, revealing that its revenue has risen by 5%, driven by 11% growth in ITV Studios revenue and 41% in online revenue. ITV chief Carolyn McCall (pictured) revealed that total external revenue is up 5% at £772 million (€882 million), up from £734 million at […]

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 to cut jobs amid concern over Brexit

ITV is cutting about 120 staff in a cost-cutting drive, amid Brexit-driven uncertainty, with the job losses coming from all areas of the UK broadcaster’s business. The cuts will be made across the board and shared proportionally across the business, meaning production and distribution arm ITV Studios will be affected. The UK-listed broadcaster gave notice of […]

ITV’s director of television to step down

ITV’s director of television Peter Fincham is due to step down after eight years at the company and will be replaced by Kevin Lygo, the UK broadcaster has confirmed. Lygo takes on the post after five years at ITV’s international production division, ITV Studios. ITV Studios UK managing director Julian Bellamy will succeed Lygo as MD […]

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 […]

ITV Studios hires former C5 and Xbox exec as drama buyer

ITV Studios has recruited Kate Barnes as its head of coproduction and drama acquisition. Barnes is the former Channel 5 digital channels boss who left the free-to-air broadcaster to oversee the original content efforts at the content division of Microsoft’s Xbox platform, which has now been wound down. At ITV she will take the newly-created […]

ITV Studios acquires app-to-format Quiz Clash

ITV Studios has taken rights to the TV format based on the Quiz Clash mobile app. Quiz Clash was created by FEO Media and claims to be the most popular mobile trivia game in the world with 37 million users across 14 territories. ITV Studios Germany has adapted it for TV withQuizduell launching on ARD […]

ITV hires Discovery’s Bellamy

ITV has poached Julian Bellamy from Discovery and he will replace the outgoing Denise O’Donoghue as managing director of its content unit ITV Studios. Bellamy is currently creative director and head of commissioning at Discovery Networks International and has been instrumental in the factual channel operators original programming drive. At ITV he will succeed Denise […]

Blinkbox re-launches UK VoD service with multiple studio deals

Blinkbox has signed deals with nine distributors as it brings back its ‘Try TV on Us’ trial programme. The UK VOD service last year launched the free sample by offering single episodes of programmes for free in a bid to hook in new customers. It has now scored deals with All3Media, BBC Worldwide, Entertainment One, […]

ITV boosted by online, studio gains

UK broadcaster ITV reported revenue gains in the first half of the year thanks to growth in its online, pay and interactive operations and from its global content division ITV Studios (ITVS). ITV posted H1 revenue to June 30, 2013, of £568 million (€655 million), up 11% year-on-year. Online, pay and interactive revenue grew 19% […]