Comment – Page 6

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Kate Bulkley
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    C4 looks best option for UKTV

    2010-08-26T09:29:00Z

    A sale of Virgin Media’s 50% stake to Sky or ITV is hard to imagine.

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    ITV getting the net is overdue

    2010-08-05T08:00:00Z

    Fixing itv.com is a priority, but it will have to move fast to catch up.

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    Great expectations for ITV

    2010-08-02T12:18:00Z

    As ITV prepares to unveil the results of its strategic review tomorrow, Jake Kanter analyses what investors and the industry can expect.

  • Lisa Campbell
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    Great expectations for ITV

    2010-07-15T08:00:00Z

    Renewed optimism overcomes sense of déjà vu at Producers’ Forum.

  • Jake Kanter
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    ITV's World Cup ratings defeat points to wider issues

    2010-07-12T13:22:00Z

    As World Cup finalists Spain and Holland battled it out in a dry affair last night, a similar showdown took place on screen as the BBC and ITV squared-up for the first time during the football tournament, writes Jake Kanter .

  • Adrian Chiles
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    ITV own-goal marrs confident World Cup launch

    2010-06-14T13:59:00Z

    “Bloody ITV!” Jake Kanter , Broadcast’s ITV correspondent, reports on the broadcaster’s World Cup goof from the frontline - the pub.

  • Stephen Price
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    ITV was right to pull Corrie

    2010-06-03T12:20:00Z

    From time to time broadcasters have to deal with all manner of sudden news events breaking in to their schedules. Former ITV scheduler Stephen Price has dealt with many - the death of the Queen Mother, tanks rolling in to Baghdad, natural and man-made disasters - but few as ...

  • emily booth
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    All change as TV gets serious

    2010-03-11T09:56:00Z

    The cancellation of The South Bank Show was one of the sadder programming decisions to have been made recently (and its prompt, if short-term, reincarnation as The South Bank Show: Revisited one of the odder ones).

  • ITN
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    The story behind News at Ten

    2009-12-04T11:14:00Z

    Broadcast’s ITV correspondent Kate McMahon delves behind the scenes of News at Ten.

  • Mission:Impossible
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    Seven tips to avoid ITV's self-destruction

    2009-10-08T12:08:00Z

    Running ITV may seem like taking on a mission impossible - so potential CEOs should read former head of business affairs Andrew Baker’s seven tips to stop the network self-destructing.