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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 area:England, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Southern Scotland
Launched:22 September 1955
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 addressThe London Television Centre Upper Ground
Telephone+44 20 7843 8000
Official website
Advertising Sales

Social media

Twitter@ITV (2,030,996 followers) compare
Twitter: Press Office@itvpresscentre (143,954 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@itvnews (1,643,189 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@ITVCareers (86,147 followers) compare
FacebookITV (755,480 likes) compare


Alastair Stewart Journalist
Alex Forrest Journalist
Allegra Stratton National Editor
Becky Jago Presenter
Becky Kelly Specialist Producer ITV News
Ben Shephard Presenter
Charlene White Presenter
Charlotte Hawkins Presenter
Charlotte Grant Journalist
Charlotte Cross Journalist
Chris Dawkes Journalist
Eamonn Holmes Presenter
Elodie Harper Journalist
Fru Hazlitt Sales Director
Geoff Hill Editor
Helen Keenan Journalist
Holly Willoughby Presenter
John Willats Presenter
Jonathan Ross Presenter
Julie Etchingham Presenter
Kylie Pentelow Presenter
Lorraine Kelly Presenter
Lucy West Editor
Mark Austin Presenter
Mary Nightingale Presenter
Mike Large Director of Communications
Natalie Gray Journalist
Nick Smith Production Journalist Central
Nina Hossain Presenter
Noreena Hertz Economics Editor
Philip Schofield Presenter
Rachel Townsend Journalist
Ranvir Singh Presenter
Rebecca Murden Entertainment Resercher
Rebecca Burrows Journalist ITV Central
Robert Peston Political Editor
Ruth Langsford Presenter
Sally Lockwood Journalist
Samantha Parker Journalist
Sameena Ali-Khan Presenter
Sarah Rogers Presenter
Sarah Colley Assistant Content Editor - ITV Tyne Tees
Sean Fletcher Presenter
Simon Shaps Programme Director
Susanna Reid Presenter
Yasmin Bodalbhai Production Journalist ITV Central

…at ITV

Adam Crozier Chief Executive
Eleanor Pitt Journalist Westcountry
Peter Fincham Director of Television

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