Kevin Lygo

ITV rejigging after comedy ents chief exit

Peter Davey is leaving his role as head of comedy entertainment at UK broadcaster ITV, leading to a commissioning restructure. ITV director of television is reshaping entertainment commissioning under formats chief Siobhan Greene. Lygo thanked Davey for his service over six years at ITV and said plans were already in place to work with him […]

ITV programme strategy chief exiting

David Bergg, head of programme strategy at ITV is leaving the UK broadcaster. He will leave in early 2017 and be replaced by Rosemary Newell, ITV’s head of digital channels and acquisitions. Industry veteran Bergg has worked at different ITV franchise companies in the 1980s before going on to work for UK pubcaster the BBC […]

ITV explains How to Catch a Killer

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a documentary series about the ‘Golden Hour’, the name police give to a critical window of time that is vital to solving murder cases. How to Catch a Killer will see detectives from Northumbria Police switching on ‘moving rig’ HD body cameras at moment they are alerted to a murder […]

Ex-BBC, ITV factual chief joins Banijay prodco

Richard Klein has resurfaced at Banijay Group-owned unscripted producer IWC Media. The former BBC Four controller and ITV director of factual has been named creative director the London- and Glasgow-based company, which created factual series such as Africa with Griff Rhys Jones for ITV and Britain’s Benefit Tenants for Channel 4. Klein (pictured) left ITV […]

ITVS sales arm names new MD

Ruth Clarke has been named managing director of ITV Studios Global Entertainment. She was previously executive VP, global content strategy and investment at ITV Studios’ sales arm after landing a promotion last year, as first reported by TBI. The former Shine International senior VP will report to ITVS’s international president, Maria Kyriacou, and oversee global […]

Lethal Weapon puts US TV back in ITV primetime

ITV has bought the film-to-TV series adaptation of Lethal Weapon, a major deal that marks the primetime return of US drama to the UK’s largest commercial channel. The UK broadcaster scheduled US series in its ITV primetime in the distant past, before moving to a peak time line-up of local fare in recent years. Lethal […]

UK soap Corrie adds extra weekly ep

Coronation Street, the UK’’s longest running soap, will run for six days a week from late next year. Kevin Lygo, the former ITV Studios boss now director of television at ITV, said the move to add a sixth episode to Coronation Street’s weekly schedule was a priority for him when he took on his new […]

Vice CEO to keynote Edinburgh TV Festival

Vice co-founder and CEO Shane Smith will deliver this year’s James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival in August. The keynote is traditionally a significant event in the UK television calendar, and has been delivered in the past by the likes of Ted Turner, Peter Bazalgette, Rupert Murdoch, Kevin Spacey and, last […]

Shake-up as Lygo unveils ITV’s new team

ITV has unveiled a raft of new senior programming executives in a widespread shake-up that sees new director of television Kevin Lygo (pictured) stamp his mark on the commercial broadcaster. The UK broadcaster has recruited BBC drama chief Polly Hill to run its scripted output, as part of a wider shake-up of the programming team […]

ITV drama chief latest to exit

The director of drama at ITV is leaving after 16 years at the UK broadcaster. Steve November becomes the latest programming chief to exit following the news Kevin Lygo was succeeding Peter Fincham as director of television. Entertainment boss Elaine Bedell and factual chief Richard Klein have already left the channel. November counts big hitting […]

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