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Legacy Broadcasters Ask For More Ad Breaks to Shore-Up Revenues

The UK's public service broadcasters have come up with a method of speeding their decline and seeing the nation's terrestrial masts switched off and turned into nesting sites for buzzards – they want permission to run more adverts during live and catch-up programming. Read More >>

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Young People Have Given up on the TV News

The youth of the nation are more likely to get their day's news about the world from social media or by reading graffiti in bus stations than seeing it on the telly, with the average 16-24-year-old watching just two minutes' worth of live TV news per day. That's surely just cumulative accidental exposure by cycling through the channels. Read More >>

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BBC and ITV Streaming Service BritBox Is Making Its UK Debut Later This Year

The Brit-themed streaming service from BBC and ITV that made its debut in the US in 2017 is making good on the promise of its UK launch before the end of the year. Read More >>

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ITV is Bringing Back all of Grandad’s Favourite Game Shows

The good news is that ITV is reimagining and reviving five of its classic old teatime game shows, with Play Your Cards Right, Take Your Pick, Strike It Lucky, Bullseye and The Price Is Right all scheduled to return. Read More >>

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Forthcoming UK Theme Park Signs Deal With… ITV

Plans for the "UK Disneyland" have taken a bizarre turn, with the forthcoming London Resort failing to license the likes of Star Wars and Harry Potter or anything equally exciting from non-Disney global content farmer Paramount, and instead turning to the thrilling intellectual property of national broadcaster ITV. Read More >>

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BBC and ITV Will Launch Their US Streaming Service BritBox in Actual Britain

Americans love anything with a British flavour, so it's not surprising that the BBC and ITV joined forces to start a Brit-themed streaming service across the pond. Read More >>

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It’s Not Too Hot for Wrestling on ITV

Wrestling is about to be on the mainstream telly again, with ITV giving a chunk of its prestigious Saturday night schedules over to World of Sport Wrestling for 10 weeks from tomorrow. It's only the chunk of Saturday that starts at 5:00pm, though, so in Mr Bean repeats territory. But still. Wrestling is back on ITV. Read More >>

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ITV Could be Next to Abandon Virgin Media’s TV Platform

The recent loss of Dave and its never ending supply of repeats on Virgin's TV platform may soon be joined by a bigger loss for the ITV-watching demographic, with reports suggesting that the ITV channels could drop off the Virgin EPG as soon as this weekend. Read More >>

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BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 are Investing £125 Million in Freeview, Lest They be Defeated by Streaming Rivals

The past few years have seen audience viewing habits change dramatically, with a switch from live or recorded TV to on-demand and streaming services that don't force viewers to adhere to a strict viewing schedule. But that's bad news for the traditional broadcasters, and to try and fight back against the forces of streaming services like Amazon and Netflix, Freeview is getting a £125 million investment. Read More >>

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BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 Rumoured to be Developing a Netflix Rival

With the likes of Netflix and Amazon pumping so much money into original programming, rather than relying on stuff that debuted on TV first, you can be damn certain that TV networks are worried. So far the answer seems to be to enter the streaming business for themselves, and now BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 are said to be in talks to develop a British-based service to fight back against the popularity of Netflix et al. Read More >>

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The National Lottery Results are Returning to Live TV… on ITV

A straw poll of Gizmodo staff revealed that no one really noticed that the lottery results aren't broadcast on TV any more, but that's OK as they are about to be on TV again. Although they're going to be on weird, niche TV. A channel called ITV, if you can find it on your modern streaming setup. Read More >>

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Clarkson Choppered in to Host Rebooted Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?

Plain-speaking man of the people Jeremy Clarkson is about to return to the regular kind of television that normal people have displayed at the wrong aspect ratio on non-smart Alba screens in their living rooms, with the touring Amazon star convincing his internet bosses to let him do a stint on ITV stalwart Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?. Read More >>

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UK Broadcaster Chastised for Airing Gory Alien Scene Immediately After Kids’ Programming

When British actor John Hurt passed away in January, news editors around the world quickly started broadcasting clips from the actor’s many iconic roles. But it was maybe not the smartest idea for one of them to air Hurt’s most gory (and memorable) movie moment immediately after kids finished watching Saturday morning television. Read More >>

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BBC and ITV Team up for BritBox Global Streaming Service

The BBC and ITV are launching a conjoined streaming attack on the US, with their BritBox service set to bring the best of the TV we produce -- and some things from ITV -- to the rest of the world. Starting with North America as they could really do with something to watch that isn't politics. Read More >>

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British Wrestling to Return to ITV

Sadly most of the classic British wrestlers of the 1970s are dead or no longer allowed to be in public for reasons to do with historic sex crimes, or both, but that's not stopping ITV from bringing Saturday wrestling back to our TV screens. Read More >>