ITV Hub


ITV to commission AVOD originals & eyes more BritBox coproductions

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall has said the UK commercial broadcaster will start to commission original programming for its AVOD service ITV Hub and has talked up co-production opportunities for its joint venture streamer BritBox. McCall, who has had to steer ITV through a huge revenue drop over the past six months since the pandemic started, […]

ITV Hub to ‘supersize’ content in Love Island-less summer

ITV’s catch-up platform ITV Hub will ‘supersize’ its content offering this summer, the broadcaster has said. With ITV missing out on the audiences which would have been drawn to the streamer by Love Island and the UEFA Euro 2020 – both of which have been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic – ITV […]

ITV Hub hits 500 million hours viewed in 2019

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has seen viewing hours on its ITV Hub catch-up service grow by 13% over the past 12 months, taking video consumption to more than 500 million hours in 2019. The broadcaster partly attributed this success to ITV Hub’s ubiquity, with the streamer being available on 28 different platforms. Unsurprisingly, hit reality […]

ITV Hub hits 30m registered users ahead of BritBox launch

ITV’s ad-supported on-demand service ITV Hub has surpassed 30m registered users. The milestone was hit two years ahead of the British PSB’s initial target, with the broadcaster launching a strategy in July 2018 that aimed to increase registered users from 25m to 30m by 2021. The platform had 21m registered users in October 2017, while […]

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, AwesomenessTV create UK pact

UK broadcaster ITV and kids-focused YouTube channel operator AwesomenessTV have entered into a two-year content agreement. This will see AwesomenessTV shows debuting exclusively in the UK on digital terrestrial ITV2 and on-demand platform ITV Hub, which is getting exclusive programming for the first time. Included is a new extended weekend programme for ITV2 in early […]

Sky launches contract-free, triple-play Now TV box

Sky’s standalone digital service Now TV has launched what it claims is the UK’s first contract-free triple play bundle – offering TV, broadband and call bundles. The Now TV Combo is due to launch next month alongside the latest generation of the Roku-powered Now TV Smart Box – which includes a new homepage and frequently […]

All 4 joins Netflix, iPlayer on Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV has rounded out its UK broadcaster catch-up TV services offer by adding Channel 4’s on-demand platform, All 4. The Amazon service already offers BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and Demand 5, as well as Netflix, UKTV Play, YouTube and other on-demand apps. Adding All 4 means Amazon Fire TV owners can now access […]

UK TV viewers are most ‘tech-savvy’

Some 70% of UK adults will watch TV using free-to-air, catch-up services like the BBC iPlayer in December, more than in any other European country, according to Ofcom. The UK broadcast regulator’s research claims that UK viewers are now using TV gadgets “more than any other major country”, and that catch-up viewing is ahead of […]

ITV revamps online offering with ITV Hub

UK broadcaster ITV is due to replace its ITV Player catch-up service and ITV.com website with a new digital destination for all its TV channels and online services. Due to launch later this year, ITV Hub will put live TV channel streaming “at the heart” of the new service, in a bid to offer a […]