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Carolyn McCall

ITV reports growth in streaming, Studios

ITV has reported total revenue up 1 per cent at £2.97 billion (€3.4bn) in the first nine months of 2023 to September 30th, with growth in ITV Studios and M&E digital revenues offsetting the decline in linear advertising revenue. Total external revenue was flat at £2.53 billion. Carolyn McCall, ITV Chief Executive, commented: “ITV continues […]

November 8, 2023

ITV Q1 revenues down 7%

ITV has published its Q1 trading update for the 3 months to March 31st. Total external revenue was down 7 per cent to £776 million (€893.3 million). Carolyn McCall, ITV Chief Executive, commented: “ITV continued to make significant strategic progress in the quarter and all parts of the business performed in line with expectations. ITVX […]

May 11, 2023

ITV applies for renewal of licence

Following the publication of the draft Media Bill, ITV has confirmed that it has applied to Ofcom to begin the process of renewing the Channel 3 nations and regions licences in England, Border Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as applying to renew the national Channel 3 breakfast licence. Earlier this year, ITV welcomed […]

May 4, 2023

Launch month success for ITVX

ITVX, ITV’s new, AVoD service, has enjoyed a strong launch month, delivering a 55 per cent increase in ITV’s streaming hours in the first month after its launch (December 8th, 2022 – January 7th, 2023) compared to the same period last year. During the launch month, ITV’s online users increased by 65 per cent compared […]

January 13, 2023By Colin Mann

ITV “mindful of uncertainty” as revenues rise 6%

ITV, the UK’s largest commercial broadcater, recorded revenues of £2.52 billion (€2.8bn) for the first nine months of 2022, a year-on-year increase of 6 per cent. Advertising revenues saw a 14 per cent drop in Q3, but with the World Cup on the horizon, ITV said it expected ad revenue to ease by 1-1.5 per […]

November 9, 2022

ITVX goes live on December 8

ITV has confirmed that its new streaming platform, ITVX, will roll out in the UK on December 8th. Replacing ITV Hub as the online home of all ITV content, ITV says that viewers can expect a new and improved product experience, as well as more new and exclusive programmes to stream for free. ITVX will […]

November 7, 2022By Nik Roseveare

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

ITV combines strategy, policy teams

ITV is combining its strategy and policy teams under Magnus Brooke, ITV’s current Director of Policy and Regulation, who has been promoted to also take board responsibility for group strategy. Brooke will move to a new role of Group Director of Strategy, Policy and Regulation continuing to sit on the ITV Management Board reporting to […]

October 10, 2022

McCall: ITVX enables better viewer connection

ITV Chief Executive Carolyn McCall has suggested that the commercial PSB’s planned ITVX AVoD service, set to launch in Q4 2022, will enable it better to connect with and retain the viewership of key, younger demographics. Asked by journalist and presenter Amol Rajan, in conversation at the RTS London Convention 2022, as to the difference […]

September 28, 2022Colin Mann @ RTS London Convention 2022

PSBs call for sports rights protection

The heads of UK public service broadcasters (PSBs) BBC and ITV have written an open letter warning that so-called ‘Crown Jewel’ sporting events such as the Olympics and the football World Cup risk going behind a paywall unless the Government proceeds with new legislation, amid fears that proposed media legislation could be dropped by Prime […]

August 22, 2022By Colin Mann