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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 […]

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 […]

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