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  • Coronation Street
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    What ITV's tax battle means for television

    2012-02-28T10:32:00Z

    ITV is poised to lose a second court appeal in a long-running legal battle with HMRC to avoid paying more tax for hiring high-profile actors, but the result could also place a financial burden on production companies, says Liz Brion.

  • Lisa Campbell
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    How Cowell ran out of luck

    2011-09-08T07:59:00Z

    Recognising great ideas lie closer to home could be ITV’s saving grace.

  • The X Factor
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    Simon who?

    2011-08-19T12:43:00Z

    After a glitzy premiere for the eighth series of The X Factor, Jake Kanter is convinced the show’s future is strong after Simon Cowell.

  • Comment

    ITV reveals its serious side

    2011-06-02T08:29:00Z

    Gritty docs add to broadcaster’s brand value - and its viewing figures.

  • Taggart
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    A fresh start for ITV and STV

    2011-04-28T12:23:00Z

    STV finally buried the hatchet with ITV yesterday ending a near two-year legal wrangle. Jake Kanter examines what the future might hold for their relationship.

  • Jake Kanter
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    ITV’s real challenge begins

    2011-03-03T12:16:00Z

    ITV may be some way to being “fixed” but the real work begins now, writes Jake Kanter

  • John Whiston
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    Tribute: Gavin Blyth

    2010-11-29T11:38:00Z

    ITV Studios’ creative director John Whiston pays tribute to Emmerdale series producer Gavin Blyth, who died on Friday aged 41.

  • Jake Kanter
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    Having a ball on Coronation Street

    2010-09-27T12:25:00Z

    ITV threw an impressive party for Coronation Street’s 50th anniversary last week. Jake Kanter soaked up the celebrations and discovered why the birthday scripts are being closely guarded.

  • Jake Kanter
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    Does British drama lack balls?

    2010-09-20T12:56:00Z

    Following Paul Abbott’s attack on drama commissioning, Jake Kanter asks if British viewers have the appetite for long-running homegrown drama.

  • The Bill
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    Killing off The Bill was a crime

    2010-09-01T09:37:00Z

    As ITV finally pulls the plug on The Bill, after 26 years and 2,400 episodes, location manager Malcolm Treen wants to know why.