Carolyn McCall


ITV cancels ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’ after death of guest

ITV has cancelled its tabloid talkshow The Jeremy Kyle Show after a guest was found dead after taking part in an episode. Steve Dymond died from an overdose last week, 10 days after failing a lie-detector test on the long-running ITV daytime programme. Dymond had appeared on the show to try to prove his innocence […]

ITV banking on targeted programmable advertising after tough Q1

ITV is “making good progress” on delivering its strategy after turning in a Q1 performance “very much as we expected”, according to CEO Carolyn McCall. The UK commercial broadcaster’s revenues were down 4% to £743m ($964m), with modest growth from ITV Studios and 22% growth in video-on-demand revenues offset by an overall decline in spot […]

ITV boss defends “different and distinctive” BritBox UK plans

ITV boss Carolyn McCall has defended the broadcaster’s SVOD tie-up with the BBC, BritBox UK, saying the endeavour is sufficiently “distinctive” and will be “liberating” for producers. Unveiled a month ago by McCall, BritBox UK is intended to be the British equivalent of the eponymous two-year-old US SVOD, offering both archive content and originals. However, […]

ITV launches consumer mag as part of ‘More Than TV’ strategy

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has launched a new consumer magazine as part of its ‘more than TV’ strategy, which CEO Carolyn McCall set out in 2018 to develop stronger relationships with consumers. The ITV Magazine is available to purchase for £1 in Waitrose & Partners stores across the UK and myWaitrose members can pick up […]

ITV Studios drives revenue growth for broadcaster

ITV delivered 6% growth in revenues over the first nine months of the year, driven by strong performances across ITV Studios, advertising and online. The broadcaster posted total external revenues of £2.6bn with around £1.5bn coming from broadcast and online and £1.1bn originating from ITV Studios, which is up 10% over the period last year […]

ITV hires Britbox exec for SVOD push

ITV has hired Britbox exec Reemah Sakaan to push new SVOD plans for the company in the UK. ITV CEO Carolyn McCall revealed the plans during the company’s Capital Markets Day in London earlier this week. Sakaan, who was previously SVP of creative and editorial for Britbox -a joint venture between the BBC, AMC and […]

ITV’s Carolyn McCall to deliver MIPCOM keynote

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall is set to deliver a keynote at MIPCOM, where she will touch on ITV’s plan to grow UK and global productions. The Media Mastermind keynote will be held on October 15 at 11:30am at the auditorium of the Palais des Festivals. Taking the MIPCOM stage for the first time since joining […]

ITV mulls SVOD plans as it aims to be ‘more than TV’

ITV has said that growing its direct-to-consumer business will be a “key focus” of its new strategy as the UK broadcaster aims to the “more than TV”. In its half year report, ITV indicated that it plans to make a bigger push into the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) space, claiming that UK consumers are “willing to […]

ITV Studios drives 5% revenue rise for ITV

ITV has released a trading update for Q1, revealing that its revenue has risen by 5%, driven by 11% growth in ITV Studios revenue and 41% in online revenue. ITV chief Carolyn McCall (pictured) revealed that total external revenue is up 5% at £772 million, up from £734 million at the same time last year. […]

ITV CEO focused on ‘strategic refresh’ as profits fall

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall is “very focused” on the UK broadcaster’s “strategic refresh”, as full-year 2017 profits fell. McCall (pictured) was bullish despite the numbers, saying there was “no doubt that ITV’s operational performance in 2017 in a challenging environment was strong”. Under McCall’s predecessor, Adam Crozier, ITV diversified away from its broadcast advertising business […]