ITV Suspends ‘Coronation Street,’ ‘Emmerdale’ Production

ITV To Sell Programmatic Ads In Streaming Shows

ITV next February will start to sell its video-on-demand programming to advertisers in the same, automated way they buy video from the likes of YouTube and Facebook. The arrival of the commercial broadcaster’s addressable platform comes almost a year after it struck a deal to use ad tech vendor Amobee to sell its ads in online auctions.

ITV, BBC Launch Streamer BritBox In UK

The three-year deal with Channel 4 will add 1,000-plus hours of programming, including for the first time on any streamer an exclusive Film4 curated service featuring iconic films, from 2020.

Imagine Makes Moves In Ad Tech, Playout, Networking At IBC

Among the many announcements from Imagine Communications coming out of IBC (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at its stand 1.D61 are: It has extended its longstanding relationship with ITV, which will deploy a new generation of Landmark Sales (Landmark II) to better manage linear airtime sales across its increasingly diverse advertising ecosystem. Imagine Communications has been selected […]

BritBox Streamer To Launch In UK, Price Set

UK Tabloid Talk Show Canceled After Guest’s Death

LONDON (AP) — British broadcaster ITV on Wednesday canceled a popular, long-running daytime reality show after the death of a guest who failed a lie-detector test during a recording. ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall said “The Jeremy Kyle Show” was being scrapped “given the gravity of recent events.” The tabloid-style talk show, which had run […]

BBC, ITV To Launch Streamer In U.S.

The British public broadcaster and commercial network have set a strategic partnership to launch BritBox streaming service in the second half of 2019. It will be a mix of library shows from the BBC and ITV and will also include new commissions from British production companies.

ITV Won’t Bid For Endemol Shine

“In light of continued press speculation, ITV confirms that it has no current intention of making a bid,” the U.K. TV giant says about the producer of Big Brother, MasterChef and Black Mirror.

ITV Reveals Plans For Mini-Theme Park In London

ITV Earnings Fall In First Half Amid UK Ad Slump

ITV Names Carolyn McCall CEO

ITV Chief Executive Adam Crozier To Step Down

BBC, ITV launch BritBox Streamer in U.S.

British media companies BBC Worldwide and ITV Plc launched BritBox in the United States today, a new subscription-based video streaming service that includes iconic British shows including Blackadder, Fawlty Towers and East Enders.

ITV Wins Retransmission Court Case

British TV To Launch U.S. Streaming Service

The British are streaming, the British are streaming. BBC Worldwide and ITV announced today that they will join forces to launch a Netflix-like streaming service in the U.S. The ad-free service will be available online and via Roku, AppleTV and Chromecast starting in the first quarter of 2017. Its name — BritBox — reflects the service’s focus on British TV.

‘Duck Dynasty’ Producers Fired, Sued For Fraud

‘Duck Dynasty’ Duo On Leave Amid Fraud Charges

UK’s ITV To Cut Costs By $33M Over Brexit

Britain’s ITV Could Be Sold After Shares Fall

ITV, the small commercial broadcaster based in the U.K., could be the next media industry takeover target, according to several industry sources. The TV network — which became world famous for airing Downton Abbey — looks ripe for the plucking by a big U.S. conglomerate.

UK’s ITV Mulls Bid For Entertainment One

BBC, ITV In Talks to Launch Pay Video Streaming

‘Coronation Street’ Creator Tony Warren Dies At 79

LONDON(AP) — British writer Tony Warren, who created the long-running soap opera “Coronation Street,” has died. He was 79. Broadcaster ITV said Warren died Tuesday night, “surrounded by his loving friends,” after a short illness. Warren was a 24-year-old actor when he had the idea for a television series set in a working-class street in […]

Peter Bazalgette Named Next Chairman Of ITV

Comcast Shoots Down ITV Merger Report

A Comcast spokesman has formally denied the report of ITV Group being in merger discussions with Comcast’s NBCUniversal. “We don’t comment on M&A rumors but the speculation on ITV is just completely inaccurate,” spokesman John Demming said.

ITV To Buy Northern Ireland Ch. UTV For $155M

ITV, Netflix Vie To Sign ‘Top Gear’ Trio For New Show

Former ‘Top Gear’ Presenters In Talks With ITV

ITV Paying Up To $1.2B For ‘Voice’ Producer

The acquisition of Talpa Media, established by John de Mol, the Big Brother creator, is the latest move by the British broadcaster to bolster its content and sell shows globally.

‘Broadchurch’ Renewed For Third Season

ITV Online Ad Format Targets New-To-TV Brands

U.K. Broadcaster ITV Ripe For A U.S. Takeover

Media mavens in Blighty are buzzing at the prospect that the U.K.’s biggest broadcaster, ITV, may end up in U.S. hands as a rush of consolidation reshapes the British media landscape.

Liberty Global Buys $824M Stake In UK’s ITV

John Malone’s Liberty Global has bought a 6.4% stake in ITV, the U.K.’s leading commercial TV broadcaster. Liberty Global already owns the territory’s leading cabler, Virgin Media. Liberty Global paid £481 million ($824 million) to buy the shares from the Rupert Murdoch-controlled U.K. satcaster BSkyB. Liberty told ITV and U.K. regulators that it has no intention to make a full takeover bid for the company.

Britain’s ITV To Launch Its First Pay Channel

‘Poirot’ Wraps Up In The U.K. After 24 Years

‘Masterpiece’ To Co-Produce ITV Drama ‘Breathless’

ITV Takes 65% Stake in ‘Hatfields’ Producer

U.K.’s ITV Aims To Build Worldwide Supermarket

‘Cake Boss’ Producer High Noon Sells To UK’s ITV

Analyst: Apple To Launch 60-inch iTV

In a research note Wednesday, Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets says the “iTV” will be 60 inches on the diagonal, but could also come in 50- and 55-inch versions. Apple will also release a small “iRing” that fits on the viewer’s finger, allowing the user to control the screen by pointing, White says.

ITV Studios To Reboot Classic Series ‘Thunderbirds’