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Record quarter for ITVX

ITVX recorded its best ever quarter between January 1st and March 31st with 896 million streams across the service – an increase of 12 per cent on Q1 2023. This follows January’s record-breaking month with 328 million streams, more than any other month on ITVX or previously on ITV Hub, and February was just behind […]

April 2, 2024

ITVX sees record streams in January

January 2024 has become ITV’s biggest ever month for streams on ITVX.  There were 315 million streams on the platform throughout the month, more than any other month on ITVX or previously on ITV Hub. January 28th was the biggest single day for both the number of streams (14.8 million) and streaming hours (6.1 million) […]

February 8, 2024

Former ITV director launches JEM Media Ventures

Former ITV director, William van Rest, has announced the launch of JEM Media Ventures, a new company designed to help businesses, brands and talent create ancillary income streams with IP, assets and/or unused inventory. Building on van Rest’s extensive commercial experience, which has seen him generate additional revenues from IP, manage high-profile content brands, and […]

January 29, 2024

ITV Studios, Fusebox renew deal for Love Island game

ITV Studios and Fusebox Games, a mobile game developer in interactive fiction, gave announced a renewed deal to expand the mobile game Love Island The Game for another three years. Love Island The Game was first launched in summer 2018 and now hits its seventh season. With over 25 million downloads worldwide, the game has […]

January 26, 2024

Ofcom reveals most complained about programmes

During 2023, Ofcom received 69,236 complaints about 9,638 issues. It  completed 57 broadcast standards investigations; it found in 35 of these cases that its rules had been broken. During 2023, audience complaints about standards on TV continued to make the headlines with news coverage of the Israel Gaza conflict, the Coronation of King Charles and […]

December 21, 2023By Colin Mann

ITV launches BE Studio for ad-funded content

ITV has announced the launch of BE Studio – a full service creative studio to produce Ad Funded Entertainment (AFE). BE Studio will serve to help brands build connections with ITV’s audience through the co-creation of new formats. AFE has grown significantly with shows across genres including Cooking with the Stars with M&S, DNA Journey […]

November 22, 2023

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

Love Island: All Stars to launch on ITV in 2024

Love Island will return to South Africa for the first series of Love Island: All Stars as familiar faces from the show venture back for a second chance at finding love. Love Island: All Stars will make its on screen debut in the 2024. Produced by Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios, and GroupM Motion […]

September 5, 2023

ITVX hits 2bn streams

ITVX has announced it has reached two billion streams since launch (in December 2022). Last year was ITV’s previous most successful year for streaming with 1.9 billion streams across the whole 12 months. ITVX reached 1 billion streams on April 9th this year. From January to June this year, ITVX attracted more viewers with monthly […]

August 25, 2023

C4 hires Thomas in Commissioning Editor role

Janine Thomas, has been appointed as Commissioning Editor Current Affairs for the youth strand Untold and will directly report to Louisa Compton, Head of News and Current Affairs, Specialist Factual and Sport. Now in its second series, the youth programming has proved to be remit-defining, with noisy journalism with titles such as Inside the Shein […]

August 18, 2023