ITV releases new version of Player

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has launched version 2.0 of its ITV Player app. The app is now available to download from the iTunes store to use on iOS devices. According to ITV, the new version of the app includes a number of advanced integrated features including live streaming, AirPlay mirroring support and the ability for […]

ITV launches new online service for Euro2012

UK broadcaster ITV has unveiled its dedicated digital offering for the Euro2012 football championship. ITV has created a new site as the first iteration of a new digital sport product that will roll out in due course, incorporating a real-time rolling news feature. Viewers who want to watch matches on a non-TV screen will be […]

ITV hails Shazam ads as success

UK broadcaster ITV has hailed its launch of Shazam-enabled advertising during the final of the Britain’s Got Talent show at the weekend as a success. ITV said that about 50,000 viewers used the Shazam App to tag Pepsi Max and Cadbury ads in 60 seconds of airtime during special ad breaks during the show. Viewers […]

Moody’s outlines ITV investment grade requirements

Moody’s has outlined the criteria that ITV would need to fulfil in order for it to win an ‘investment grade’ rating from the credit ratings agency. It says that the UK commercial broadcaster would need to strengthen its content division in turn diversifying its revenue base further. “Key to success in this strategy is expansion […]

ITV to broadcast first Shazam-enabled ads

UK broadcaster ITV will broadcast its first adverts enabled by Shazam during the final of the Britain’s Got Talent show on May 12. ITV has signed up Pepsi Max and Cadbury as the first brands to provide Shazam functionality. Viewers who have Shazam installed on their smartphones, of which there are more than 10 million […]

ITV reports revenue boost as a result of international commissions

UK commercial broadcaster ITV saw its first quarter revenues rise by 13% as a result of strong performances from its production arm and its international division. ITV’s production and distribution arm ITV Studios, which includes the company’s international arm, reported a 61% increase of revenues to £212 million (€263 million) as a result of the […]

Companion screen voting for Britain’s Got Talent

ITV and FremantleMedia have launched companion screen voting for the Britain’s Got Talent show, using technology from Mobile Interactive Group and app developer Tellybug. Viewers are now able to vote via their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch directly from the Britain’s Got Talent app. The app has received over 500,000 downloads across the series and […]

ITV to offer Shazam-enabled ads

ITV has signed an exclusive deal with interactive media company Shazam that will see the commercial broadcaster become the exclusive UK distributor for Shazam functionality in UK broadcast advertising. Shazam is best known for its technology that enables people to use their mobile phones to identify the music they are listening to. The company has […]

ITV “well positioned” to launch pay VOD in Q2

British commercial broadcaster ITV is expected to launch its own pay video-on-demand service in the second half of 2012. The broadcaster is set to launch transactional and subscription style services to its ITV Player later this year and will develop services based around micropayments. This comes after ITV recently inked deals with Netflix, Lovefilm and […]

ITV turning around its international business

ITV’s international business has registered increased overall profit and revenue driven by a raft of international commissions. However, year-on-year sales at the UK free-to-air broadcaster’s programme sales division, Global Entertainment, decreased in 2011. ITV’s production and distribution activities are housed in its ITV Studios division. Total revenue increased 10% year-on-year, taking the total to £612 […]