Peter Bazalgette

ITV chairman: public service channel prominence must be maintained

The prominence of public service channels must be maintained as TV platforms continue to evolve, ITV executive chairman Peter Bazalgette has warned. Speaking at the Outside the Box conference at BAFTA this morning, Bazalgette said that while there is a bright future for free-to-air, terrestrial television, it must adapt to changes in the industry. Bazalgette said that […]

UK creative industries ‘could be worth £128bn’ in 10 years

The UK’s creative industries could be worth £128.4 billion (€145.8 billion) by 2025 and create a million new jobs by 2030, according to a government-commissioned review headed by ITV chairman Peter Bazalgette. According to the review, the creative sector played a key role in the UK’s economic recovery after the 2008 crash. The industry contributed […]

Adam Crozier leaving ITV

ITV boss Adam Crozier is leaving after seven years, with Sir Peter Bazalgette, the UK broadcaster’s chairman, becoming interim executive chairman and finance chief Ian Griffiths becoming COO and finance director until a replacement is found. The ITV boss leaves at end-June. Bazalgette said this morning: “Adam has been talking to me and the board […]

Bazalgette to lead government review into UK creative industries

TV industry veteran Peter Bazalgette will lead an independent review into the UK’s creative industries, as part of the government’s new Industrial Strategy. Bazalgette will investigate how creative industries – including the music and video games industries – can help underpin the UK’s “future prosperity” by using and developing new technology, capitalising on intellectual property […]

UK media reacts to Brexit

Industry groups and companies are continuing to react to, and weigh the impact of, the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. With the two main political parties in the UK involved in leadership battles and sterling and share indexes taking a post-Brexit hit, the media and creative industries have reacted to last Thursday’s vote. […]

Bazalgette named ITV chairman

TV industry veteran Sir Peter Bazalgette will become non-executive chairman  of ITV from early May, succeeding Archie Norman who is stepping down after a six-year tenure. Bazalgette has been a non-executive director of UK-listed commercial broadcaster ITV since June 2013. A stalwart of the UK TV business, he has served as chairman of Endemol UK […]