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Pitts named Global’s Group CEO

Global, the Media and Entertainment group, has appointed Simon Pitts as the next Group Chief Executive of the company from Q1 2025, replacing Stephen Miron, who announced recently he was stepping down as Group Chief Executive after 16 years at the helm to become Global’s Chairman. Pitts joins Global from STV, where he has been […]

March 6, 2024

ITV commissions Tom Kerridge Cooks Britain

South Shore and Bone Soup have been commissioned to produce a new Tom Kerridge fronted series for ITV1, ITVX, STV and STV Player. Tom Kerridge Cooks Britain sees the Michelin-starred chef embarking on a road trip in a remodelled 1950’s food truck. From Cornish fisherman to Scottish fruit farmers, he calls in on producers to […]

March 4, 2024

stc tv launches 2 new Cinema TV channels

Intigral, a provider of digital entertainment in the MENA region, is announcing the launch of stc tv Cinema and stc tv Cinema +2 on its streaming platform stc tv this month. The two live TV channels are designed to offer an unparalleled cinematic experience that can be accessed from any location at any time. Intigral, […]

November 28, 2023

STV buys Greenbird Media

STV Studios has acquired unscripted television production network Greenbird Media for approximately £24 million (€28m). London-based Greenbird is also a service provider, offering a back-office solution which lets creatives to focus on pipeline development and programme production. STV says the deal accelerates the growth of STV Studios by more than trebling the number of returning […]

July 6, 2023

BBC Studios acquires STV

BBC Studios has acquired STV, a pan-Scandinavian production company. The acquisition will build on the company’s existing production capabilities and expand its footprint and presence in the region. The BBC said the acquisition is in response to the growing appetite and opportunity for BBC content in the market. Based in Copenhagen with offices in both […]

June 22, 2023

Ofcom consults on advertising rules

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom is seeking views on whether to remove some or all of the stricter advertising rules that apply to commercially-funded public service broadcasters. All UK broadcasters are subject to restrictions on the quantity and scheduling of advertising on their channels. But under rules introduced over 30 years ago, the public service broadcasting […]

April 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Gallagher joins Extreme E as Commercial Director

Extreme E, the electric off-road racing championship, has announced the appointment of Peter Gallagher as its new Commercial Director. With over 12 years in the sports industry, Gallagher brings a wealth of commercial experience to the role.Gallagher secured his first role in the commercial team at Fulham Football Club before going on to work in […]

April 5, 2023

Media Bill set to boost UK PSBs

Britain’s biggest broadcasters will get new privileges and freedoms to make more hit shows and better compete with global streaming giants under new draft legislation. The government claims the draft Media Bill will enable public service broadcasters (PSBs) – the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV and S4C – to unleash their potential to […]

March 29, 2023By Colin Mann

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

Ofcom consults on TV advertising rules

UK media regulator Ofcom is seeking evidence to help determine whether there is a need to reform rules that restrict the amount of advertising shown on public service broadcasters’ TV channels. All UK broadcasters are subject to restrictions on the quantity and scheduling of advertising on their channels. But under rules introduced over 30 years […]

July 15, 2022By Colin Mann