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ITV’s production performance steers value to £10bn

ITV’s pre-tax profits rose to £641m in 2015 – £843m on an ‘adjusted’ basis, which is a hell of an adjustment – with total revenue up 14 per cent to £3.38bn. Ad revenue rose six per cent to £1.72bn with ...

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Tabloid hate figure Bazalgette is new chair of ITV

ITV has taken the rather brave step of appointing Sir Peter Bazalgette (below) as its new non-executive chairman, taking over from Archie Norman who oversaw the revival of the channel alongside CEO Adam Crozier. Bazalgette is well qualified: he sits ...

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Will Comcast/NBC spark a bidding war for ITV?

ITV shareholders may be in for a 2016 bonanza if the Mail on Sunday’s report that US giant Comcast, the biggest cable operator, is planning an £11bn bid for the British broadcaster via its NBC Universal film and television offshoot ...

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Peston for ITV – a coup or an own goal?

ITV has secured a coup – or has it? – by poaching the BBC’s high profile economics editor Robert Peston (left) as its new political editor. Apparently Pesto is to present an ITV Sunday morning show, up against the Beeb’s ...

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JWT’s ITV 60th survey: people like ads more than ever

JWT has entered the lists of people mulling over 60 years of ITV and its mighty engine advertising – and has produced some rather startling ‘findings.’ Just over 1000 18+ adults were surveyed in September last year by JWT Intelligence ...

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ITV surfs buoyant UK ad economy

There is still plenty of evidence that the UK adland boom is motoring on: figures from the Advertising Association and WARC show that adspend hit a record £4.7bn in the first quarter of 2015 – up 8.2 per cent on ...

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ITV profits: never mind the ratings – feel the money

How can you increase revenue and profits (by around eight per cent and 30 per cent respectively while your market share is falling? Run the UK’s biggest commercial terrestrial broadcaster of course. In other words, be ITV. ITV’s ad revenue, ...

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