| ITV |
(Corporate media, Corporation)
|Motto||More than TV|
|Formation||22 September 1955|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Leaders||• Chair of ITV|
• CEO of ITV
|Interest of||Hilary Jones|
|Sponsor of||Black Lives Matter, “COVID-19/Vaccine”, Food/Industry|
|British state media. Main rival of the BBC.|
ITV is the main rival of the BBC. The main difference between the two is that ITV has ad breaks during broadcasting hours.
The acronym used to stand for independent television. Nowadays it is anything but independent.
Comparison with the BBC
ITV is not directly funded by the UK taxpayer unlike the BBC. The BBC is funded publicly through a TV license.
As the BBC is funded by the license fee, their programming is not interrupted by commercial breaks. A one hour programme on the BBC generally has a seamless (no breaks) total run time of 59 minutes.
Not much outside the status quo.
- Mainstream commercials
- Pro Black Lives Matter ads and mentioning in TV shows was incredibly regular in 2020.
- COVID-19/Vaccine adverts.
- Food/Industry adverts