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  1. March 22, 2015

    Liberty Global wants to take ITV programmes to Europe

    US cable group Liberty Global wants to distribute ITV’s best programmes across Europe, but sees the British broadcaster as...

  2. March 18, 2015

    Sky raises prices after Premier League auction

    Sky has made an unseasonal increase to the price of its television packages – just five weeks after agreeing to pay £4.2bn...

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  1. March 18, 2015

    ITV: no dramas

    Four celebrities sit in chairs, their backs to a stage as they listen to a bunch of amateur hopefuls attempt to hold a tune....

  2. March 12, 2015

    ITV sets €1.1bn price ceiling on ‘The Voice’ producer deal

    ITV has made its largest investment in television programming, agreeing to pay up to €1.1bn for the maker of singing contest...

  3. March 11, 2015

    Broadcasters ‘playing politics’ over debates, says Lord Grade

    A former BBC chairman has accused broadcasters of “playing politics” in a row about TV debates between political parties...

  4. March 6, 2015

    TV debates will go ahead, say broadcasters

    The party leaders’ television debates will take place next month even if David Cameron refuses to participate, broadcasters...

  5. March 5, 2015

    Upbeat broker comment cheers ITV shares

    ITV shone at the top of a lacklustre FTSE 100 on Thursday as the warm market reception to the free-to-air broadcaster’s...

  6. March 4, 2015

    Bright outlook for ITV advertising revenues despite viewer decline

    ITV has signalled bumper advertising revenues but blamed “strong competition from the BBC” for its continued decline in...

  7. February 27, 2015

    ITV confirms talks with The Voice maker

    ITV has said it is in exclusive negotiations to buy television production company Talpa, in a deal that could be worth more...

  8. February 11, 2015

    Under-fire NBC presenter Brian Williams suspended for six months

    Brian Williams, the NBC News presenter and managing editor who sparked a furore when it emerged that he had told a bogus...

  9. February 4, 2015

    ITV jumps amid rosy advertising outlook

    ITV was Wednesday’s biggest gainer as optimism grew about another strong year for advertising. Pricing inflation and heavy...

  10. January 29, 2015

    BBC ‘gives 113%’ to keep Match of the Day

    Forget the clichés — they gave 113.5 per cent and at the end of the day they just wanted it more. The BBC has retained the...

  11. January 28, 2015

    Channel 5 attacks Omnicom in letter to ad group’s clients

    Channel 5 has attacked Omnicom in a letter to dozens of the advertising group’s clients in the UK, urging them to consult...

  12. January 9, 2015

    ITV shares climb on advertising optimism

    Advertising optimism meant ITV led London’s blue-chip risers on Friday. Ad rates moved sharply higher in January, Media Week...

  13. December 28, 2014

    Viewers set for launch of UTV Ireland television station

    Irish television viewers are to get their first new homegrown channel for 16 years this week with the launch of UTV Ireland,...

  14. December 19, 2014

    BBC warns of Netflix challenge as it toasts ratings success

    Actors have mumbled, employees have grumbled, and a Top Gear crew was chased out of Argentina by a nationalist mob. But...

  15. December 14, 2014

    ITV and Sky set for showdown over fees

    The UK’s two biggest commercial broadcasters, Sky and ITV, are set for a regulatory showdown over calls that pay-TV...

  16. November 13, 2014

    ITV laments underwhelming ratings

    ITV will focus on improving its falling audience figures, saying its recent ratings were “not as good as we would like”. ...

  17. October 13, 2014

    Broadcasters propose Ukip’s Farage join TV election debate

    Nigel Farage would take part in one pre-election television debate with the leaders of Britain’s three main parties under...

  18. October 8, 2014

    ITV: no news, good news?

    Five years ago ITV , the UK broadcaster, was the lead in a tragic story of large debts and little profits, with a market...

  19. September 18, 2014

    Liberty Global plays down ITV takeover talk

    Liberty Global is seeking to dampen expectations of a takeover of ITV in response to investor concerns about the wisdom of...

  20. September 9, 2014

    British television review to study retransmission payments

    The UK government has paved the way for a shake-up of the country’s television market, announcing a review into whether...

  21. September 8, 2014

    ITV makes case for retransmission windfall

    ITV has intensified its calls for BSkyB and Virgin Media to pay millions of pounds to carry its channels, saying that this...

  22. September 1, 2014

    ITV boosted by revived takeover hopes

    Another revival of takeover speculation pushed ITV to a record high on Monday. The shares rose 3.6 per cent to 218.7p on...

  23. August 21, 2014

    US TV takeovers threaten UK creative economy, says C4 chief

    US takeovers of British television companies are threatening the UK’s creative economy, a leading industry figure has...

  24. August 11, 2014

    Liberty Global’s deals appetite not constrained by debt

    If anyone can revive the recent mergers and acquisitions fervour, then surely it is Liberty Global. John Malone’s cable...

  25. July 30, 2014

    ITV chief Adam Crozier dismisses Liberty takeover speculation

    ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has shrugged off speculation of a takeover by cable group Liberty Group, as the broadcaster...

  26. July 21, 2014

    Tesco’s shareholders must wait to feel the love

    Dave Lewis, architect of Dove’s “love your body” ad campaign and president of personal care at Unilever, may be just the man...

  27. July 19, 2014

    Lucy Neville-Rolfe appointed UK intellectual property minister

    Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, the former Tesco executive, has quit a series of directorships, including the board of ITV, to...

  28. July 18, 2014

    Shire rises as AbbVie takeover is sealed

    Investor satisfaction over dealmaking at Shire and ITV dominated the top of the FTSE 100 leaderboard as end-of-week gains...

  29. July 18, 2014

    Banks lead broad FTSE 100 losses

    Banks led broad losses on the FTSE 100 on Friday, as regulators confirmed the sector would face another inquiry into part of...

  30. July 17, 2014

    US media buzz reaches Europe

    Like hit TV shows, media mergers are not guaranteed to reverberate on both sides of the Atlantic. But the latest noises in...

  31. July 17, 2014

    UK media lifted by M&A upsurge

    Merger speculation lifted much of the UK media sector after US group Liberty Global bought a stake in commercial television...

  32. July 17, 2014

    Liberty Global: stay tuned

    Congratulations Adam Crozier. When the chief executive of UK broadcaster ITV arrived four years ago, he promised to improve...

  33. FT Alphaville

    July 17, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes a bump for Fiat after manager magazin reports that VW might be interested in...

  34. July 17, 2014

    Deal activity sets pace on FTSE 100

    Bid activity and deal speculation set the pace at both the top and bottom of the FTSE 100 on Thursday, as the main London...

  35. July 17, 2014

    Liberty Global buys £481m stake in ITV

    Liberty Global has paid £481m for a minority stake in British broadcaster ITV, adding to the prospects of media dealmaking...

  36. Business Blog

    July 10, 2014

    The BBC wants its intellectual property rights back

    It always pays to scrutinise the small print in grand pronouncements about the future, especially those about the BBC. So I...

  37. June 23, 2014

    BBC television output ‘too safe’, says Trust candidate Diana Coyle

    The BBC’s main television channel can “feel too predictable” and “plays it too safe” with some peak-time shows, the acting...

  38. June 12, 2014

    World Cup ad revenue boost helps ITV

    On the eve of the World Cup kick-off, talk of a boost to advertising revenue meant ITV found support. Omnicom’s media buying...

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