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Ofcom: Linear broadcast slump as boomers switch to streaming

The media diets of viewers and listeners in the UK appear to be more diverse and fragmented than ever, according to broadcast regulator Ofcom’s latest annual report on the TV, online video, radio and audio sectors. As competition for the nation’s attention intensifies, Media Nations 2023 finds that the proportion of viewers who tune in […]

August 3, 2023By Colin Mann sponsors ITV’s Emmerdale, a UK brand for price comparison, has been announced as the new sponsor of ITV’s prime-time soap opera Emmerdale. The deal, starting from July 18th, will offer sponsor accreditation on all broadcast episodes of Emmerdale, as well as all episodes of Classic Emmerdale on ITV3. The sponsorship was brokered and driven by a collaborative […]

July 12, 2022

Heineken 0.0 on tap in The Rovers Return and The Woolpack

From April 29th real Heineken 0.0 Draught taps will be on the bars in two of Britain’s most cherished TV pubs, The Rovers Return (Coronation Street) and The Woolpack (Emmerdale). They will sit alongside fictional beers like Newton & Ridley and Ephraim Monk for much-loved landlords Jenny Connor and Charity Dingle to pull on-screen pints […]

April 25, 2022

Quay Street Productions announces 5 new hires

Quay Street Productions, the Manchester-based production company launched by prolific multi-award-winning producer Nicola Shindler OBE in 2021, has made five new hires across production, development and business affairs, ahead of its first raft of productions. Richard Fee, Davina Earl, Chris Leach, Athena Stavrakis and Kate Boyle join the growing team as Executive Producer, Head of […]

January 26, 2022

ITV extends evening news

ITV has announced that its evening national and international news programme will be extended to an hour, with more focus on reporting from outside of London feeding into the programme, to reflect the whole of the UK. Additionally, ITV’s soaps are to move into new schedule slots destined to build a  block of continuing drama, […]

January 25, 2022

ITV Hub users up 20% in 2021

ITV has released figures that show 2021 is on track to be ITV Hub’s most successful year yet, partly thanks to Euro 2020, the return of Love Island, and the success of young skewing commissions including The Cabins and Social Media Murders. ITV says it has also more than doubled the amount of content on […]

December 17, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Xmas content on ITV Hub ahead of broadcast

ITV has revealed plans to make Christmas shows available on ITV Hub each morning, ahead of their evening broadcast. The feature length Christmas special of The Larkins and the Christmas Day episodes of Coronation Street and Emmerdale will be among the content viewers will able to stream for those who don’t wish to wait. The […]

December 1, 2021By Nik Roseveare

ITV Studios makes 3 new Production Directors

ITV Studios has announced a number of senior production management appointments following a restructure. Three new Directors of Production will individually oversee UK Scripted, UK non-scripted and international production, supporting the creation of outstanding and distinctive content across all ITV Studios labels and indies. The new roles have been created alongside the decision by long-standing Director […]

October 20, 2021

ITV reveals Climate Action Week plans

ITV has announced that it plans to put the environment front and centre for its viewers during the channel’s Climate Action Week, taking place from November 1st alongside the COP26 talks in Glasgow. During Climate Action Week the channel will see a strong range of programming, from topical new commissions to coverage in ITV’s live […]

October 18, 2021

UK soap operas join forces to highlight climate change

For the first time in British television history, the country’s soaps and continuing dramas have joined forces to highlight the issue of climate change and environmental issues. Casualty, Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Holby City and Hollyoaks have each filmed scenes, or have references, to cover different aspects of climate change and, in a soap […]

October 12, 2021