ITV sees revenues jump but ITVX streamer plan hits profits

ITV Studios (ITVS) has helped its UK commercial broadcaster parent ITV record a half-year jump in revenue, but the impact of investing in content and tech for soon-to-launch streamer ITVX has hit profits. The global production and distribution arm of ITV saw revenues rise 16% to £927m ($1.12bn) in the first six months of the year, with EBITA […]

ITV signs content deals for ITVX with Anime Ltd and CBS Reality

UK comcaster ITV has inked content deals with CBS Reality and Glaswegian anime licensor Anime Ltd to stock upcoming streamer ITVX. The integrated AVOD and SVOD service will draw on the library of True Crime UK from CBS Reality, picking up 200 hours of true crime content at launch, and a further 50 hours in 2023. Titles […]

ITVX to launch with 9,000 hours of content for free

ITV has revealed the scope of its upcoming streaming service ITVX. Announced in March, ITVX will launch in late 2022 as a “complete re-imagining” of BVOD streamer ITVHub. The platform will also absorb ITV-BBCS JB BritBox in the UK, though the SVOD will continue to operate as a standalone internationally. The broadcaster has now said […]

ITV announces partnership with Snapchat

UK pubcaster ITV has announced a deal with Snap, the owner and operator of Snapchat, to present short-form content to users from the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022. The deal will also see Snapchat host made-for-mobile content from ITV’s biggest shows including Love Island and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! via Snapchat […]

ITV, Twitter announce content partnership

UK pubcaster ITV has announced a multi-year content partnership with Twitter. The deal will bring over 1,200 real-time highlights from Twitter, including from hit shows like Love Island and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! The deal will also encompass sports highlights from rights held by ITV including the upcoming FIFA World Cup, […]

DAZN close to ITV deal for Women’s Champions League final

DAZN is reportedly close to cutting a deal with ITV to broadcast the UEFA Women’s Champions League final. According to a report from The Telegraph, DAZN is in talks with the UK pubcaster to sublicence the final between Barcelona and Lyon on May 21. DAZN is currently at the end of year one of a […]

ITV News head appointed CEO of ITN

UK news, factual and sport production firm ITN has appointed Rachel Corp as its new CEO. She will take up the new role on 1 September, with current CEO Deborah Turness continuing to lead the organisation until then. Corp currently serves as editor of ITV News, which is produced by ITN, where she holds overall […]

Streamers to be regulated by UK government

Streamers such as Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+ are to be regulated in the UK for the first time, while super-indies are set to face new scrutiny over their ‘independent’ status. The proposals from UK government came in a far-reaching White Paper that promises to deliver a “new golden age of programming” by updating “decades-old […]