Advanced Television

Carolyn McCall

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

ITV: “Strong H1; ITVX on track”

ITV, the UK commercial broadcaster, has reported its H1 results. Carolyn McCall, ITV CEO, said: “ITV has recorded a strong performance across the business with both our Studios and Media & Entertainment divisions performing better in the first half than we expected at the beginning of the year. Revenues in both divisions were up year […]

July 28, 2022

ITV acquires Plimsoll Productions

ITV has agreed to acquire a majority interest of 79.5 per cent in Plimsoll Productions, an independent producer of natural history and factual programming, for a cash consideration of approximately £103.5 million (€120.2m), valuing Plimsoll at an Enterprise Value of £131 million. Founded in Bristol in 2013, the producer is behind series including Tiny World […]

June 14, 2022

ITV reports “robust” Q1

Overall, the UK’s main commercial broadcaster ITV was satisfied with its Q1 results, which were in line with expectations. Q1 revenues grew 23 per cent year-on-year to £458 million (€536m), with total advertising revenues rising 16 per cent to £468 million, as expected, and digital revenues increasing 24 per cent to £82 million. Within the […]

May 11, 2022By Chris Forrester