Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Crozier delivers at ITV as increased production revenues boost profits | MAA

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ITV Boss Adam Crozier has delivered some of what he has been promising with 2011 profits up 14 per cent to £327m on a not-quite-so-exciting revenue increase of four per cent to £2.1bn.

Hero of the hour is ITV Studios, now run by highly-paid former Channel 4 programme chief Kevin Lygo. Non-advertising revenue was up £93m to £922m with ITV Studios contributing £612m. External sales were £320m.

Online revenues from digital advertising and the ITV Player grew 21 per cent to £34m, decent enough but more evidence that ITV’s hopes that digital can match broadcast ad revenue one day are far-fetched.

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