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ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month
ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month By Rik Henderson

One of the biggest bugbears we have about the ITV Hub is the proliferation of adverts that play before each catch-up show. Yes, the channel needs to make money somehow and is a commercial enterprise, but there's so many of them you can be forgiven for... Read more

ITV bins ITV Player, introduces ITV Hub service instead
ITV bins ITV Player, introduces ITV Hub service instead By Rik Henderson

UK broadcaster ITV has replaced both ITV Player and ITV.com with a new destination for catch-up content and online services.Called ITV Hub, the new service is available now online and live streaming of the ITV family of channels are "at the heart of... Read more

ITV screens top adverts remade in Lego to celebrate Lego Movie release (video)
ITV screens top adverts remade in Lego to celebrate Lego Movie release (video) By Rik Henderson

As part of the hype for The Lego Movie, one of the commercial breaks during last night's Dancing on Ice on ITV featured some special versions of genuine adverts. They had all been remade using Lego.Recognisable ads from the British Heart Foundation, Confused.com,... Read more

ITV Encore will launch on Sky as ITV's first new channel in eight years
ITV Encore will launch on Sky as ITV's first new channel in eight years By Luke Edwards

ITV has just announced that it will be launching a new channel called ITV Encore, its first new channel in eight years.ITV Encore will be pay to view when it arrives on Sky as part of a wider four-year partnership. That will mean ITV content is made available... Read more

ITV added to Wauki.tv line-up
ITV added to Wauki.tv line-up By Stuart Miles

ITV is now on Wuaki.tv, the company has announced, bringing with it hundreds of hours of past and current ITV shows to enjoy.The service, owned by the same people behind Play.com and pronouced "wacky", will mean users now have access to an extensive catalogue... Read more

ITV Player launches advertisement-free catch-up app with paid subscription
ITV Player launches advertisement-free catch-up app with paid subscription By Hunter Skipworth

ITV has announced a new version of its ITV Player app for iOS which allows you to view catch up content ad-free for £3.99 a month. The new application comes as part of the increased ITV strategy to test different methods of delivering online content.The... Read more

ITV Player for iPad, now with live streaming
ITV Player for iPad, now with live streaming By Stuart Miles

The ITV Player for iPad app was given a major overhaul on Thursday allowing users of the app to now watch live television as well as on-demand shows they might have missed from the numerous ITV channels.Users of the app will now be able to watch ITV... Read more

ITV Digital website offers split screen Euro 2012 experience
ITV Digital website offers split screen Euro 2012 experience By Danny Brogan

Football fans will be able to enjoy (or commiserate as the case made be) this summer's European Championship via a split-screen facility on ITV Digital’s dedicated Euro 2012 website.Optimised for both smartphones and tablets, the site will broadcast... Read more

Britain's Got Talent fans can vote through iPad and iPhone for first time this weekend
Britain's Got Talent fans can vote through iPad and iPhone for first time this weekend By Rik Henderson

Viewers of Britain's Got Talent will be able to submit votes for their favourite acts via iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for the first time this weekend, as the live semi-finals, start on Sunday, work in conjunction with the BGT iOS application.The app has... Read more

ITV Player beta launches on Freesat
ITV Player beta launches on Freesat By Paul Lamkin

Freesat viewers with a Humax Foxsat-HD box can now access the ITV Player directly through the EPG after a beta trial of the video-on-demand service was announced.The move follows the addition of the BBC iPlayer to Freesat boxes last year as well as the... Read more

ITV big winner at Freesat Awards 2011
ITV big winner at Freesat Awards 2011 By Rik Henderson

ITV1 has walked away with the Best Entertainment Channel of the Year gong at the Freesat Awards 2011, beating competition from the BBC, Five and Channel 4 for its shows such as X-Factor, Downton Abbey and Penn and Teller: Fool Us.News station Al Jazeera... Read more

APP OF THE DAY - ITV Player (iPad / iPhone)
APP OF THE DAY - ITV Player (iPad / iPhone) By Rik Henderson

In the world of catch-up, UK channel ITV has, ironically, been playing catch-up for some time. The BBC's iPlayer had a firm hold on the British video-on-demand market long before ITV got its house in order. And even channel 4 got its 4oD iPad app out... Read more

ITV Player app lands on Android
ITV Player app lands on Android By Hunter Skipworth

ITV has launched its Player app for Android but chosen to hold out on Apple's operating system for the time being. Smartphones using Android 2.2 or later can download the application from the Android Marketplace and catch up on the last seven days of... Read more

ITV to Apple: We've "vigorously defended" our IP in the past
ITV to Apple: We've "vigorously defended" our IP in the past By Stuart Miles

"ITV has a very strong brand, and a highly valued IP", Mike Large, acting group director of Communications at ITV, has exclusively told Pocket-lint.The comments come in light of the Apple rumours, and we stress rumours, that it is rebranding its Apple... Read more

ITV and World Cup matches live on iPhone
ITV and World Cup matches live on iPhone By Rik Henderson

As of 11 June, the official start date of the 2010 World Cup, Red Bee Media will provide free live video streaming of ITV 1 and ITV 2 to iPhone users.That means that all matches which ITV has broadcast rights to will be able to watch on the handset for... Read more

What's the outcome of a newspaper paywall? Ask ITV
What's the outcome of a newspaper paywall? Ask ITV By Stuart Miles

Want to know what happens to a site that puts up a paywall in an attempt to gain extra revenue? Ask ITV. ITV has finally off-loaded struggling website Friends Reunited for a rather low £25m and in the process losing £150m. Travel back 5 years and Friends... Read more

ITV attempts to remove Blu-ray copy ban
ITV attempts to remove Blu-ray copy ban By Duncan Geere

ITV has confirmed that it's "talking" to Freesat and Panasonic over plans to make its HD content more usable to consumers by allowing them to copy to Blu-ray discs. At the time of writing, all ITV HD content is flagged as "Copy Never", meaning that it... Read more

ITV losses £2.7 billion, will cut 600 jobs
ITV losses £2.7 billion, will cut 600 jobs By Amy-Mae Elliott

Results were expected to be bleak, but ITV has announced that write-offs from the value of its assets have meant losses of £2.7 billion. On the back of this, the broadcaster has confirmed it will be cutting jobs with some 600 positions to go in as-yet... Read more

Virgin Media viewers to get ITV Player
Virgin Media viewers to get ITV Player By Stuart Miles

Virgin Media has announced a deal with ITV that will bring the terrestrial channels on demand service, ITV player, to Virgin Media customers. Trying to extend the gap even further in the "on-demand" sphere against Sky, the agreement between the two companies... Read more

ITV renames catch-up service ITV Player
ITV renames catch-up service ITV Player By Amy-Mae Elliott

It's been revealed that ITV is to rename its online catch-up service the "ITV Player" apparently in an attempt "to create a more recognisable brand". Launched in March 2007, and currently called "Catch Up TV", it shows popular ITV programmes on the ITV.com... Read more

BBC, ITV and C4 confirm Project Kangaroo
BBC, ITV and C4 confirm Project Kangaroo By Amy-Mae Elliott

We brought you news of this venture way back in June when it remained in the realms of rumour and speculation, but "Project Kangaroo" has now been officially announced. The team up, encompassing BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4, is a commercial three-way... Read more

ITV to launch high-def programming in early 2008
ITV to launch high-def programming in early 2008 By Amy-Mae Elliott

Plans have been unveiled for ITV to go HD. The ITV1 channel will see some porgramming broadcast in high-definition early next year as part of "ambitious turnaround plans" for the company. Announced in conjunction with its Freesat digital satellite service... Read more