Peter Bazalgette

UK creative industries ‘could be worth £128bn’ in 10 years

The UK’s creative industries could be worth £128.4 billion (US$174.2 billion) by 2025 and create a million new jobs by 2030, according to a government-commissioned review headed by ITV chairman Peter Bazalgette (pictured). According to the review, the creative sector played a key role in the UK’s economic recovery after the 2008 crash. The industry […]

Studios investment brings 3% revenue drop to ITV

UK broadcaster ITV’s mid-year results show a 3% drop in revenue, which it partly attributes to ITV Studios’ investments. Total external revenue is down 3% at £1.46 billion from £1.5 billion recorded at the same time last year. While production wing ITV Studios’ total revenues grew 7% to £697 million, including currency benefits, adjusted EBITA […]

EasyJet boss McCall named ITV CEO

The CEO of low-cost carrier EasyJet, Carolyn McCall, is to become chief executive of leading UK commercial broadcaster ITV. McCall emerged as frontrunner to succeed Adam Crozier earlier this month, and an announcement this morning confirmed her appointment. “In a very impressive field of high calibre candidates, Carolyn stood out for her track record in […]

EasyJet chief ‘favourite’ for ITV CEO job

EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall is likely to become CEO of UK broadcaster ITV, according to a report. The former chief executive of The Guardian Media Group chief has been interviewed along with former STV boss Rob Woodward and Paul Geddes of insurance company Direct Line. However, the Guardian claims McCall is in the driving seat, […]

Adam Crozier leaving ITV

ITV boss Adam Crozier is leaving after seven years, with Sir Peter Bazalgette, the UK broadcaster’s chairman, becoming interim executive chairman and finance chief Ian Griffiths becoming COO and finance director until a replacement is found. The ITV boss leaves at end-June. Bazalgette said this morning: “Adam has been talking to me and the board […]

Bazalgette leads gov’t’s UK creative industries review

TV industry veteran Peter Bazalgette will lead an independent review into the UK’s creative industries, as part of the government’s new Industrial Strategy proposals. Bazalgette will investigate how creative industries – including the music and video games industries – can help underpin the UK’s “future prosperity” by using and developing new technology, capitalising on intellectual […]

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 […]

Bazalgette named ITV chairman

TV industry veteran Sir Peter Bazalgette will become non-executive chairman of ITV from early May, succeeding Archie Norman who is stepping down after a six-year stint Bazalgette has been a non-executive director of UK-listed commercial broadcaster ITV since June 2013. A stalwart of the UK TV business, he has served as chairman of Endemol UK and […]