Advanced Television


ITV orders double Love Island for 2023

ITV and Lifted Entertainment (part of ITV Studios) have announced two new series of Love Island, coming to ITV2 and ITVX in the New Year. As TV’s biggest show across 16-34 year olds, Love Island will kick start the New Year with a fresh batch of Islanders heading to South Africa on a quest for […]

June 23, 2022

Next Level Chef coming to ITV and ITVX

Gordon Ramsay’s internationally acclaimed Next Level Chef cooking competion will makes its debut on UK TV screens via ITV and ITVX. Produced by Studio Ramsay Global, Next Level Chef is a culinary gauntlet challenge. The eight-part series, broadcasting in 2023, is set in a trailblazing TV studio, with three unique kitchen spaces set across three […]

June 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

ITVX to launch with 9,000 hours of free content

ITV has announced further details of its new streaming platform ITVX, which is due to launch in the UK later this year. A complete overhaul of existing catch-up service ITVHub, streaming service ITVX will offer viewers a choice of over 9,000 hours of new series, documentaries, cult classics and films for viewers to watch without […]

June 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

ITV Commercial appoints Liall

ITV Commercial has announced the appointment of marketing and media expert Mike Liall as Client Strategy & Planning Controller across ITV’s nine regional teams. Liall joins ITV with 15 years’ experience in marketing and media strategy across Dentsu North, Mediacom North and most recently McCann Manchester, working across a wide range of sectors and clients. […]

June 7, 2022

Record quarter for ITV drama

ITV has released data for drama The Thief, His Wife and The Canoe showing that the total audience for the first episode rose by 5.4 million viewers in the 28 days after the initial broadcast, with the four-part series as a whole averaging a total audience of over 9 million viewers, up by 5.1 million/123 […]

May 20, 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

ITV brings second round of Studio 55 investments

ITV has launched a second round of Studio 55 ventures following the success of the first year. A collaboration with strategy consultancy, Founders Intelligence, year two of Studio 55 Ventures will continue its aim of finding and growing innovative and future-facing media businesses. Applications are now open for year two will open for teams of […]

April 20, 2022

Bank downgrades ITV

A report from equity analysts at investment bank Berenberg has downgraded its advice to clients to ‘Sell’ shares in the UK commercial broadcaster. The bank believes the market’s consensus estimates for ITV are too optimistic. “While forecasts have fallen following the announcement of additional investment in ITVX, consensus still expects modest growth in advertising revenue […]

April 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Gravity Media wins Goodwood contract

Gravity Media, a global provider of live broadcast facilities and production services, has been awarded the contract to bring three of the motorsport calendar’s greatest events to the screens for Goodwood. Hosted by The Duke of Richmond at the Goodwood Estate, the Goodwood season is firmly established in the English sporting and social calendar. The […]

April 8, 2022

Coughtrie named MD of SDN

ITV has announced that David Coughtrie has been appointed Director of Distribution Partnerships (Pay TV), and Managing Director of SDN, which is the multiplex operator owned by ITV, which operates one of the national multiplex licences in the UK on Freeview. Reporting to Group Strategic Partnerships and Distribution Director Martin Goswami, Coughtrie will lead on […]

April 7, 2022