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ITV on the back foot in attempt to defend Downton Abbey ad onslaught

ITV has taken a right hammering for its loading of prestige new period drama offering Downton Abbey with ads, online viewers apparently suffered more than mainstream viewers with seven extended ad breaks in a 90 minute programme. No important executive ...

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Is ITV being too greedy by cramming ads into top series Downton Abbey?

Downton Abbey is one of those ‘prestige’ costume drama series beloved of the BBC and ITV programme boss Peter Fincham (formerly controller of BBC1) must have been very pleased to line up Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes to write and ...

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