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ITV is a national general entertainment channel owned by ITV plc.

It is the UK's longest running commercial television channel, launching in London in September 1955 under a regional franchise system of different companies who used different brand names until 2002 when the owners of the majority of the ITV franchises rebranded as ITV.

In 2004, ITV plc was formed when Carlton and Granada merged, then acquired ITV franchisee Channel Television in the Channel Islands in 2011.

ITV supplies network programming to two ITV franchises not owned by the company, STV who own two franchises in Scotland as well as UTV in Northern Ireland which is owned by ITV plc.

Editorial areaEngland, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Southern Scotland
Launched22 September 1955
OwnerITV plc
Former namesITV 1
Independent Television
Anglia Television
Border Television
Carlton Central
Central Independent Television
ATV (Central Region)
LWT (London Region)
London Weekend Television
Carlton London
Thames Television (London Region)
Southern (Meridian Region)
TVS (Meridian Region)
Tyne Tees Television
Channel 3 North East
HTV Wales
ITV Wales
HTV West
TSW (Westcountry Region)
Westward Television (Westcountry Region)
Yorkshire Television
Channel Television
Viewing figures:Channel viewing share
Weekly top 10BARB

Contact ITV

Postal address2 Waterhouse Square
138 - 142 Holborn
Telephone+44 20 7843 8000
Official website
Advertising Sales

Social media

Twitter@ITV (2,273,304 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@ITVCareers (104,097 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@itvnews (2,453,621 followers) compare
Twitter: Press Office@itvpresscentre (142,815 followers) compare
FacebookITV (1,153,360 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.


Alex Forrest Journalist
Andrea Fox Continuity Announcer
Becky Jago Presenter ITV Anglia
Becky Kelly Specialist Producer ITV News
Ben Shephard Presenter
Ben McGrail Journalist ITV West Country
Charlene White Presenter
Charlie Frost Journalist ITV Channel TV
Charlotte Cross Journalist
Charlotte Grant Journalist
Charlotte Briere-Edney Journalist ITV Meridian
Charlotte Hawkins Presenter
Chris Page Weather Presenter ITV Anglia
Chris Dawkes Journalist
Eamonn Holmes Presenter
Elodie Harper Journalist ITV Anglia
Fru Hazlitt Sales Director
Geoff Hill Editor
Hannah Emerson-Thomas Editor, ITV London
Helen Keenan Journalist
Holly Willoughby Presenter
Holly Collins Deputy News Editor - ITV London
John Willats Presenter
Jonathan Ross Presenter
Julie Etchingham Presenter
Kara Digby Production Journalist ITV News Meridian
Kylie Pentelow Presenter
Lorraine Kelly Presenter
Louisa Britton Reporter, ITV Channel TV
Lucy West Editor
Mary Nightingale Presenter
Mike Large Director of Communications
Natalie Gray Journalist
Nick Smith Journalist ITV Westcountry
Nina Hossain Presenter
Philip Schofield Presenter
Rachel Townsend Journalist
Ranvir Singh Presenter
Rebecca Murden Entertainment Resercher
Rhian Hughes Features Producer
Robert Peston Political Editor
Ruth Langsford Presenter
Sameena Ali-Khan Presenter
Sarah Colley Assistant Content Editor - ITV Tyne Tees
Sarah Rogers Journalist/Presenter ITV Granada
Sean Fletcher Presenter
Simon Shaps Programme Director
Sophie Dulson Journalist ITV Channel TV
Susanna Reid Presenter
Tim Disney Content Information Executive
Yasmin Bodalbhai Production Journalist ITV Central
Zoe Muldoon Reporter/Presenter ITV Granada

…at ITV plc

Adam Crozier Chief Executive
Ellie Pitt Health Reporter ITV Wales
Peter Fincham Director of Television

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