Not long after ITV announced that former Royal Mail chief executive Adam Crozier would be its new chief executive – and with variations on the “now he’s got the post, can he deliver?” joke beginning to run thin – ideas about what Crozier needs to do to turn around the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster are starting to be fine-tuned.
A set-top box intended to transform how viewers consume TV has been launched in the UK, two years later than planned. YouView offers subscription-free digital TV and catch-up and will be available in major retailers by the end of July.
UK communications infrastructure operator Arqiva this week appointed John Cresswell as CEO, effective January 17. Cresswell had been serving as interim CEO at broadcaster ITV, where he also held the position of chief operating officer.
UK broadcaster Channel 4 and internet service provider Talk Talk are the latest companies to join Project Canvas, a joint venture dedicated to developing and running an IPTV platform.
UK broadcaster BSkyB has been told to offload the majority of its holding in rival ITV, on recommendation from the Competition Commission. John Hutton, secretary of state for business and enterprise, said Sky must reduce its stake in ITV from 17.9 per cent to less than 7.5 per cent, and must not sell the shares [...]
UK broadcaster ITV rejected a merger proposal from cable giant NTL on Tuesday, just days after Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB took a stake in the company. ITV said it rejected the deal, which could have been worth around £4.7bn, on the grounds that the “offer materially undervalues ITV” and there was little benefit to be gained [...]
UK broadcaster ITV said Wednesday that it has appointed Melissa Goodwin to head up the company’s mobile operations. As chief of the mobile division, Goodwin will lead ITV’s mobile strategy with a focus on mobile TV, user generated content and mobile advertising. Last month, ITV and 3G mobile operator 3 UK joined forces in an [...]
UK broadcaster ITV is to simultaneously broadcast some of its most popular content to mobile handsets and TV sets, in partnership with 3G cellco 3 UK. The ITV1 channel will be available on the 3 network for £0.99 per day, while the ITV Play channel will be available for £0.49 per day. An all you [...]
TV broadcaster ITV and 3G mobile operator 3 UK have joined forces in an exclusive deal to stream TV content to mobile handsets in the UK. The deal will enable the 3.5 million customers on 3 to watch ITV’s flagship channel, ITV1 and ITV Play – ITV’s participation channel – live on their mobile phone. [...]