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Ant & Dec extend ITV deal

TV presenter duo Ant & Dec will celebrate 25 years with ITV by extending their current exclusive deal with the broadcaster for a further three years. The new contract comes at the start of a busy year for the duo, who will host brand new series of Ant & Dec’s Limitless Win (currently airing on […]

January 24, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Fremantle hires Llinares as Director of Global Entertainment

Fremantle has appointed Andrew Llinares as Director of Global Entertainment. Based in London and reporting to Group CEO Jennifer Mullin, Llinares will assume overall responsibility for Fremantle’s global entertainment production, development and acquisitions teams, effective immediately. He takes over from Rob Clark, who retires at the end of February after 20 years with the company. […]

January 16, 2023

ITV expands on Climate Content Pledge

ITV has announced new measures to strengthen support for producers, including access to advice on sustainability topics on and off-screen for all producers, as well as publishing guidance and ideas on how to bring sustainability topics to life in on-screen content. ITV says the new measures align with its wider commitment to integrate sustainability across […]

November 7, 2022

McVitie’s sponsors ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent

McVitie’s has announced their biggest ever marketing initiative to date by joining forces with ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent as the new headline sponsor of the entertainment talent show for 2022. The brand has collaborated closely with Britain’s Got Talent to roll out a fully-fledged 360-degree marketing plan across TV, digital and social media comms, bespoke […]

January 20, 2022

ITV H1: “We’re emerging from pandemic”

ITV, the UK commercial broadcaster, has reported that total H1 external revenue was up 27 per cent at £1.54 billion. Carolyn McCall, ITV Chief Executive, said: “Our H1 results demonstrate that ITV is emerging from the worst effects of the pandemic. We’ve continued to implement our key strategic priorities and have further strengthened the business. […]

July 28, 2021

ITV cancels Britain’s Got Talent 2021

ITV’s flagship competition series, Britain’s Got Talent, will not take place in 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. ITV said the show was pulled from the schedules in order to safeguard “the wellbeing and health of every person involved in the programme”. Earlier this month, the broadcaster announced that filming on this year’s instalment was […]

January 29, 2021

ITV postpones Britain’s Got Talent

ITV has confirmed that production has temporarily halted on a new season of Britain’s Got Talent as London and much of the country copes with a surge in coronavirus cases. In a statement, and ITV spokesperson said:  “The filming for the 15th series of Britain’s Got Talent has been postponed from its proposed record dates […]

January 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Virgin: ‘Leap in UK viewing under lockdown’

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has revealed how Covid-19 has shifted the nation’s TV viewing habits. In the early stages of lockdown, Virgin Media saw a 10 per cent increase in customers watching TV compared to pre-lockdown, with every customer watching an extra 41 minutes per day on average. Saturday March 28th was the busiest […]

July 3, 2020