ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster, operating the largest commercial family of channels in the UK. Through ITV Studios it also produces content for both its own channels and third parties in the UK and increasingly overseas. ITV’s distribution business sells finished programmes and formats worldwide.
UK channels and platforms
ITV delivers award-winning content across a much-loved family of channels including ITV, ITVBe, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4, CITV and ITV Encore. ITV content is also made available on-demand via ITV Player, across multiple platforms including desktop, mobile devices, and third party platforms such as Sky and Virgin.
For 60 years, ITV has been entertaining television audiences with some of the most iconic and popular programmes in the world. From the biggest entertainment events, to original drama, major sport, landmark factual series and independent news, ITV is watched by around 80% of the television-owning population every week.
The ITV brand is expanding both in the UK and globally. In addition to producing programmes for broadcasters such as the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky, ITV Studios produces content for local broadcasters in a number of international locations and sells programmes to hundreds of territories worldwide. We have production hubs in Australia, Germany, France, Holland, the Nordics and we are now the largest independent producer of unscripted content in the US.
£1bn - amount ITV invests every year in the UK in high quality content.
36 - Number of territories that have produced versions of ITV Studios’ Come Dine with Me format.
Over 150 - countries ITV has sold premium dramas Mr Selfridge, Poirot, Marple and Lewis to.
World’s longest running soap - Coronation Street
ITV Studios US - largest independent non scripted indie in the US – producing over 120 shows and well over 1000 hours of content in partnership with over 40 networks.
Rugby World Cup - exclusive broadcaster for every world cup since the inaugural competition in 1991.
ITV and the RTS
ITV is proud to be a principal patron of the RTS. Simon Pitts, Managing Director - Online, Pay TV, Interactive & Technology at ITV and RTS Trustee says: “ITV has a long and happy history of partnership with the RTS . The Society’s role in bringing people together to debate the big issues facing television has never been more relevant - and we’re delighted to be part of it, whether around programme-making, journalism, technology or education.”