Liberty Global’s chief financial officer has ruled out an outright bid for ITV but sees an opportunity in taking some of its top shows into Europe.
ITV says that Online, Pay & Interactive is playing an increasingly important part in its business as a 30% increase grew the division to £153 million in 2014.
BSkyB has hit out at ITV over its silence regarding its call for the UK’s pay-TV platforms to start paying fees to the UK’s Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs) for the right to carry their main channels.
Enders Analysis has warned that commercial PSBs ITV and Channel 4 may not get the outcome they are seeking in their attempt to charge carriage fees for their primary free-to-air channels on the pay-TV platforms.
21st Century Fox has no plans to buy the UK’s ITV, according to Chase Carey, the company’s president and CEO. Speaking in the first session at the RTS London Conference Power, Politics and the Media, he added that while he could not comment about a possible future full take-over of Sky, Sky’s sole focus at […]
ITV has called for UK public broadcasters to be fairly compensated for the transmission of their channels. It says the PSBs are providing an effective multi-million pound subsidy to Sky and Virgin.
Liberty Global has acquired a 6.4% stake in ITV at a cost of £481 million, purchasing the remaining holding in the company by BSkyB, and linking Virgin Media with the UK’s leading commercial broadcaster that’s home to popular shows Coronation Street and Broadchurch.
The growing rapprochement between ITV and Sky has resulted in the broadcaster’s flagship channels being added to mobile TV service Sky Go for the first time.
ITV has confirmed that its new mini-pay channel ITV Encore is to launch on Sky Channel 123, on June 9.
ITV has taken a minority stake in the on-demand service Cirkus.