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Freeview to launch ‘one-stop-shop’ app for UK television

UK TV platform Freeview is due to launch a new mobile app on January 22, 2019 that it says will act as a “one-stop-shop” for the nation’s most-watched content. The free-to-use app will let viewers stream live channels from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and access on-demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All […]

ITV Hub viewing booming as ITV posts solid results

ITV delivered 6% growth in revenues over the first nine months of the year, driven by strong performances across ITV Studios, advertising and online. The broadcaster posted total external revenues of £2.6 billion (€3 billion) with around £1.5 billion coming from broadcast and online and £1.1 billion originating from ITV Studios, which is up 10% […]

ITV appoints new CFO

ITV has appointed Micro Focus International CFO, Chris Kennedy, as its next chief finance officer. Kennedy is due to join the UK commercial broadcaster on February 1, 2019, replacing current CFO Ian Griffiths, who announced over the summer plans to retire. Griffiths will step down from the board in December 2018 and formally leave ITV at the […]

UK PSBs call for new prominence rules to tackle tech giants

The UK’s public service broadcasters have asked the government to guarantee the prominence of their linear and on-demand services in the face of mounting pressure from global giants like Netflix. In an open letter signed by the heads of the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV and S4C, the broadcasters urged broadcast regulator Ofcom to modernise […]

RTL and ITV strengthen advertising partnership

German and international broadcaster RTL and UK commercial broadcaster ITV are to strengthen and extend their advertising sales partnership, with Kelly Williams, ITV’s managing director of commercial joining the board of RTL AdConnect, RTL’s international ad sales house. Under the pair’s extended partnership, RTL AdConnect will represent ITV globally outside the UK and foster closer […]

ITV hires Britbox exec to head up SVOD efforts 

ITV has hired Britbox executive Reemah Sakaan to push new SVOD plans for the company in the UK.  ITV CEO Carolyn McCall revealed the plans during the company’s Capital Markets Day in London earlier this week Sakaan, who was previously SVP of creative and editorial for Britbox -a joint venture between the BBC, AMC and ITV – in the US and Canada, will […]

Berenberg gloomy on ITV prospects

Analysts at Berenberg have reduced their price target for ITV shares and published a ‘hold’ recommendation on concerns about profitability next year as a downturn in the advertising market bites and the UK commercial broadcaster ups investment. Berenberg predicts that ITV’s advertising revenue will fall by about 1.5% this year, more than the 1% previously […]

ITV mulls SVOD plans as it aims to be ‘more than TV’

ITV has said that growing its direct-to-consumer business will be a “key focus” of its new strategy as the UK broadcaster aims to be “more than TV”. In its half year report, ITV indicated that it plans to make a bigger push into the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) space, claiming that UK consumers are “willing to […]

Streaming services overtake UK pay TV as viewing revolution gathers pace

Subscriptions to OTT TV services Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV have overtaken traditional pay TV services in the UK, according to figures compiled by media and telecom regulator Ofcom. According to Ofcom’s latest Media Nations report, which covers major trends in UK television, pay TV revenues also declined last year after a period […]

ITV taps TVT for global media services

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has tapped TVT to provide a content management platform for the UK and international markets. The content services provider will manage media logistics, content preparation and access services across all ITV’s platforms . TVT will manage ITV’s content via its ContentSelect media management platform and will work with the broadcaster’s team […]

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