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The ITV Network is made up of 15 regional licences, providing… ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK, broadcasting the most talked about television and making a major contribution to the UK’s culture, economy and communities.
The ITV Network is made up of 15 regional licences, providing television to viewers across the UK. 11 of the licences in England and Wales are owned by ITV Plc, formed in 2004 following the merger of Carlton and Granada. SMG owns the two Scottish licences, Scottish Television and Grampian; UTV and Channel Television own the licences for Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands respectively.
ITV Network is responsible for the commissioning, scheduling and marketing of network programmes on ITV1. Programmes from ITV are provided by ITV’s in house production unit and by the independent sector. Network programming covers a full range of genres, including drama, entertainment, news, current affairs factual, sport and children’s programming. This ensures that viewers right across the UK are able to share in viewing some of the UK’s favourite programmes. It is also responsible for advertising sales on ITV1 across the UK.
ITV1, the UK’s biggest commercial public service broadcaster, is subject to a series of public service obligations and regulation concerning our relationships with producers and between the various companies within the ITV Network. As well as Network programming, each of the ITV licences provides regional programming to cater for the interests of people living in each area of the UK.
The obligations placed on ITV by the communications regulator Ofcom are contained in our licences to broadcast. For more information about each of the licences that make up the ITV Network please visit www.itvlocal.com/.
ITV plc also owns the digital channel portfolio - ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, CiTV. ITV Plc also provides a range of new media and interactive services via the internet, mobile phones and broadband. For more information on ITV plc, please go to http://www.itvplc.com/.
On ITV.com/about you can find out more about the history of the ITV Network, our programming and commissioning policies and our public service broadcasting and regulatory commitments.
USEFUL ITV LINKS
If you are interested in working at ITV plc, please visit www.itvjobs.com
Or if you are interested in sales, please go to www.itvmedia.co.uk
For Commissioning and Production, please go to www.itv.com/Commissioning
For Drama Commissioning, please go to www.itv.com/dramacommissioning
For Disability and Acessiblity, please go to www.itv.com/Disability
For Publications and Policies, please go to www.itv.com/Publications
If you are a journalist and need further information, go to the ITV Press Centre
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