UK’s BBC, ITV Among TV Firms Investigated Over Freelance Contracts

British TV Personality Holly Willoughby Quits Daytime Show Days After Alleged Kidnap Plot

LONDON (AP) — Holly Willoughby, one of Britain’s most high-profile television personalities, announced Tuesday that she is stepping down from her presenting role on the ITV network’s flagship daytime program […]

ITV Names Simon Farnsworth Chief Technology Officer

The tech veteran joins the British broadcaster from News UK to oversee infrastructure, tech architecture and innovation as part of ITV’s digital transformation.

British Broadcasters Join Together For Live TV Broadband Platform

The British broadcasters are collaborating on a landmark free TV service that will deliver live television over broadband. Freely is being organized by Everyone TV, the organization that runs Freeview in the U.K. and is jointly owned by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

ITV Chooses Avid To Upgrade Its National & Regional News Production Systems

ITV has partnered with Avid to deliver leading-edge functionality in its news editing, storage and publishing systems for both ITV Regional News and ITV National News, through a new subscription deal. ITV News is […]

Authenticated Data Specification Accelerator Project Set To Launch

The project among Fox Entertainment, Paramount, ITV, IMDb, Fabric, EIDR and Xperi will be unveiled at IBC. It aims to provide efficient management and delivery of accurate metadata for content.

ITV Secures UK Rights To Oscars In Multi-Year Deal With Disney

The Academy Awards has a brand new home in the U.K. With pay TV giant Sky having given up its rights following a 20-year partnership, terrestrial broadcaster ITV has now stepped in and will be exclusive local home for the 2024 Oscars following a deal with Disney.

ITV, Equity Nearing Landmark Deal For Soap Actors With AI Provisions

Former Discovery Executive Marjorie Kaplan Joins ITV Board

Marjorie Kaplan, who spent 20 years as a senior executive at Discovery, is joining the board of U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV. Kaplan will join as an independent non-executive director on Sept. 1.

Graham Norton To Host ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Revival On ITV

Britain’s ITV Considers Possible Deal To Buy All3Media

Marcus Plantin Dies: ‘Two Ronnies’ Producer & ITV’s First Network Director Was 77

Criticism Of Royal Family Sparks Complaints About Coronation Coverage

ITV Taps Film And TV Charity Chief Alex Pumfrey As Director Of Strategic Partnerships

Stephen Fry To Host ‘Jeopardy’ For ITV In UK

UK Broadcaster ITV Bets Big On New Streamer ITVX With Helena Bonham Carter, David Tennant

ITV is banking on ITVX to get the U.K. public broadcaster through what looks like a looming economic downturn as well as uncertainty in the television and streaming markets more generally, with an explosion of platforms competing for audiences’ attention.

Rohde & Schwarz Empowers ITV Refresh With Pixel Power Graphics Automation

Pixel Power, a Rohde & Schwarz company, a global provider of advanced playout and automated channel branding, has worked extensively with ITV Creative to create a dynamic new identity. ITV […]

ITV Studios Adds Dave Macesich As SVP, Finance And Elevates Joey Kern And Kimberly Rosenblum To SVPs

Both Kern and Rosenblum were previously vice presidents, with Kern reporting to Dwayne Shattuck and Rosenblum reporting to Tom Lane. Macesich previously worked for over 20 years at Showtime Networks and was SVP of finance.

NFL Heading To ITV In UK After Seven Years On BBC

U.K. Broadcasters Back Industry Efforts To Curb Bullying And Harassment

‘Endeavour’: ‘Inspector Morse’ Prequel Series To End On Masterpiece & ITV After Nine Seasons

ITV Appoints Andrew Cosslett As New Chair

ITV Cancels Simon Cowell’s ‘The X Factor’ After 17 Years

NBCU’s CFlight Launches In UK In Partnership With Sky, ITV, Channel 4

TV broadcasters Sky, ITV and Channel 4 have today announced they are working together to launch CFlight, the industry’s first unified advertising metric that captures live, on-demand and time-shifted commercial […]

ITV Invests $2.74M In Location Technology Company What3words

UK Talk Show Host Piers Morgan Quits Show Over Meghan Remarks

LONDON — British talk show host Piers Morgan has quit the show “Good Morning Britain” after making controversial comments about the Duchess of Sussex. The U.K.’s media watchdog said earlier […]

ITV Stands By Piers Morgan After Bullying Allegations

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Canceled By ITV Because Pandemic Made Filming Impossible

Yospace And ITV Offer Extension For Ad Insertion In ITV Hub

U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV has extended its relationship with Yospace, the server-side ad insertion (SSAI) provider, for targeted advertising on live channels in ITV Hub. The companies have together played a […]


TVN Tech | Virtual IBC Spotlights Cloud Progress

The online event this week underscored 2020’s biggest TV tech trend — moving on-premise broadcast workflows and vendor products to the cloud — while anticipating 5G’s potential use in remote production. Above, a 5G-enabled camera used in a BBC-led trial exploring multi-camera synchronization.

IBC’s Accelerator Program 2020 Ignites ‘Broadcaster Firsts’ For 5G & Remote Production

A team of 10 world-leading broadcasters, collaborating as part of IBC’s Accelerator Innovation Program, today revealed plans for a “proof of concept” demonstration of a series of 5G-enabled remote broadcast […]

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 […]

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 […]

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