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ITV launches ITV Academy

ITV has announced the launch of the ITV Academy to address current and future skills gaps. Sonny Hanley – whose career at ITV has spanned over 20 years with roles varying from Fac Ent Production, Technology, Operations and Content Services – has been appointed as its inaugural Director. In common with others across the industry, […]

February 2, 2023

Jonathan Ross to host movie show on ITVX

ITVX has confirmed that Jonathan Ross will be handpicking and recommending his favourite movies on the new ITV platform each month. A new show called Jonathan Ross: Must-Watch Films will launch exclusively on ITVX on February 14th. The inaugural episode will focus on some of the best films to enjoy on a date night including […]

February 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare

ITV welcomes Oti Mabuse, Laura Whitmore & Katie Piper to weekends

ITV1 and ITVX have announced their 2023 weekend morning schedule, with two new lifestyle and entertainment series fronted by Oti Mabuse and Laura Whitmore and a second series commission for Katie Piper OBE. Produced by Cactus Television, the as yet unnamed series will debut across ITV1 and ITVX in the spring of this year, with […]

February 1, 2023

ITV: Love Island most streamed BVoD title of 2022

Love Island and ITV’s World Cup coverage were the most watched events in broadcaster streaming in 2022, with 273 million streams and 146 million streams respectively. Reality series Love Island tops the table as the biggest series in UK broadcaster streaming, with more than 273 million streams in summer 2022, making it the show’s most […]

January 31, 2023By Nik Roseveare

ITV readies new Corrie visitor centre

ITV has announced the completion of their first ever purpose built, public facing building. The 16,500 sq ft Coronation Street Visitor Centre and Event Space is situated on the corner of the programme’s 7.7 acre production facility at MediaCity in Greater Manchester and will be open to the public in February. As well as being […]

January 30, 2023

Berry heads ITV Studios global commercial divisions

ITV Studios’ Chief Operating Officer David McGraynor has announced that Ruth Berry (currently Managing Director, Global Distribution) has been promoted to lead both of ITV Studios’ global commercial divisions. ITV Studios says that the bringing together of Global Distribution and Global Entertainment under a single leadership team, led by Berry, will enable it to “align […]

January 27, 2023

ITV increases investment in InfoSum

ITV has announced a further investment in data technology company InfoSum, increasing ITV’s investment by 50 per cent of its original amount. The investment comes following the announcement of the launch of Planet V 2.0, the newly updated version of ITV’s premium advanced advertising platform, and the launch of the new Matchmaker advertising product which […]

January 24, 2023

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

Plimsoll Productions appoints Jackson

UK-based global content creator Plimsoll Productions, part of ITV Studios, has announced the appointment of formats and distribution executive Andrea Jackson as Creative Director of Factual Entertainment. She will report directly to CEO Grant Mansfield and will be joining the Plimsoll executive leadership group. In her new role, Jackson will develop, package and serve as […]

January 18, 2023

Harry Styles to perform at The BRIT Awards 2023

The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard has confirmed that Harry Styles will perform live at the BRITs ceremony taking place February 11th, and broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX. Styles, who is nominated for four BRIT awards this year: Mastercard Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Pop/R&B Act, […]

January 17, 2023By Nik Roseveare