In 2018, ITV posted impressive viewing growth for all audiences, including 16-34s.
This year has also started strongly with Factual-Entertainment successes Harry’s Heroes and Bradley Walsh and Son: Breaking Dad, and scripted hits Manhunt, The Bay and Cheat.
For Director of Television Kevin Lygo however, there’s also been much drama off-screen.
The market’s tougher than ever, advertising revenue – like its stock – is down, and tragedy linked to The Jeremy Kyle Show has led to parliamentary debate.
With “More Than TV” to talk about, journalist Kay Burley questions Kevin about his challenges, commissioning requirements and complex multi-platform rights issues.
Session producer: Mark Procter, freelance executive producer & former commissioning editor for Discovery