ITV has seen revenues rise boosted by its production arm. Total revenue rose 6 per cent to £1.6 billion (€1.88bn) in the nine months to the end of September, with advertising revenue up 1 per cent beating forecasts.
Revenues at ITV Studios rose 11 per cent in the period. ITV said it expected advertising revenues across all its channels to rise 2 per cent for the full year, thanks to a strong programming for the final three months of the year.
Advertising revenue rose 8 per cent in October and ITV said it expects it to rise 4 per cent in November and by 1 per cent in December.