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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 […]

ITV finance director to step down after 10 years

ITV’s chief operating officer and group finance director, Ian Griffiths, has announced he will retire from the UK broadcaster in the next 12 months. Griffiths joined ITV as finance director in September 2008 and took on additional COO duties in April 2017. He will stay on until a successor is appointed, with the search for his […]

YouView chief Halton to leave at end of year

YouView chief executive Richard Halton is to stand down at the end of this year to pursue new opportunities. The UK hybrid digital TV platform, which is jointly owned by BT, TalkTalk, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva, said that Halton, who led YouView from launch, had decided the moment was right […]

Freeview to receive £125m investment to go ‘fully hybrid’

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and network operator Arqiva have agreed to invest £125 million (€142 million) over five years to accelerate UK digital terrestrial platform Freeview’s transition to “a fully hybrid platform”. The four Digital UK shareholders said they aim to further develop Freeview Play, the DTT platform that marries free-to-view terrestrial TV and […]

ITV considering £1bn joint buyout plan for UKTV with BBC

ITV is considering entering a joint venture with the BBC for £1 billion (€1.1 billion) to buy out UKTV, according to reports. The BBC, which currently owns half of the business with Discovery, has the right to buy out its US partner at a set price before the end of the week, according to The Telegraph. […]

YouView data reveals changing UK TV usage habits

UK hybrid digital-terrestrial and IPTV platform YouView has unveiled the findings of analysis of viewer behaviour that reveals some surprises about the changing ways in which viewers are interacting with services. YouView has delivered eight billion streams of content since the rollout of the updated platform a year ago. Some 73% of users have recorded […]

Ofcom predicts ‘Kangaroo 2’ collaboration between UK broadcasters

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has called on the UK’s public service broadcasters to collaborate in order to compete with global giants like Netflix, describing a previous regulatory block on such efforts as a “tragedy”. Speaking at the DTG Summit in London this morning, Ofcom group director and board member, Steve Unger, predicted that something along […]

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 […]

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