Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
19/04/2006

ITV Play launches on Freeview

ITV has today launched its newest digital channel on Freeview – ITV Play – with big name programmes lined up for the coming weeks.
The ITV Play channel will feature the first ever ITV Friends Reunited show, a Coronation Street Rovers Return Pub Quiz, and the This Morning Puzzle Book.
ITV Play has already launched in the after midnight slots on ITV1 and ITV2 on 31 March with The Mint presented by Brian Dowling, and Quizmania on ITV2. From today you will also be able to see ITV Play from noon through to 4am 7 days a week on Freeview channel 35.
ITV Play programmes are high-quality, compelling, fun and rewarding entertainment formats. All interactive programming, games and quizzes on ITV’s family of channels, online and on mobile will appear under the ITV Play brand, including the brand new Bullseye game, only available on ITV.com.
William van Rest, Controller of ITV Play, said: “ITV has a great heritage in producing the biggest and best live, interactive, programmes and this is exactly what we want to do with ITV Play. Play shows will be better than anything else you’ve ever seen in this genre, with big-budget sets, huge prize giveaways every night, and the hottest stars and talent.”
Jeff Henry, Chief Executive of ITV Consumer, said: “ITV Play is a key new venture for ITV’s Consumer team. We are aiming to invest in the participation TV sector to build a strong, long-term sustainable business for ITV, utilising our well-known programme brands to produce compelling interactive formats.”
The channel will be ITV’s first non-advertising funded channel.
(GB)
VMI.TV Ltd

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

23/07/2001
ITV TO FORM NEW ONLINE DIVISION
ITV ARE to form a new division, ITV Interactive, as the unified home for all online and interactive activities and the portal operations of ITV Active
29/09/2017
RTS Announces Nominations For North West Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the nominations for its annual awards, at an event sponsored by Audio Network. Cat
02/10/2015
RTS North West Announce Awards Shortlist
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the shortlist for its annual awards at an event hosted by CBBC presenter Lauren Lay
06/02/2018
Nominations For RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018 Announced
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018. The awards ceremony, sponsored by Gues
16/02/2006
ITV appoints William Van Rest Controller of ITV Play
ITV has announced the appointment of William van Rest as Controller of ITV Play, the home of ITV’s ‘participation TV’ programming. Van Rest will assum
29/01/2016
RTS Announces Television Journalism Awards 2016
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2016.   The awards, for news and current aff
20/02/2014
RTS Announces TV Journalism Awards
Last night saw the Royal Television Society (RTS) present awards to the winners of the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2012/2013. The ceremony was ch
17/04/2003
ITV anounce management team for interactive operation
ITV have announced the creation of ITV Interactive, a new unified home for their interactive strategy and product development. The new operation will
30/01/2015
Nominations Announced For RTS Television Journalism Awards
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2013/2014. The awards, for news and current
12/10/2005
ITV and Channel 4 join Freeview consortium
DTV Services Limited (DTVSL), the consortium which owns and markets Freeview, the fast-growing free digital terrestrial TV service, has two new shareh
13/05/2004
SMG settles differences with ITV over digital rights
Following the recent sale of The Scottish Media Group's (SMG) 25% GMTV stake held to ITV plc, the two companies have reached an agreement on the use o
04/03/2016
Production News : RTS Programme Awards Nominees Unveiled
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has revealed the nominations for the RTS Programme Awards 2016, in partnership with Audio Network. The RTS Programm
29/10/2009
New Look For ITN
ITV News will unveil a new look across all of its national programmes from Monday, which will be supported by a major on and off-air marketing campaig
10/10/2023
A+E Networks Launches HISTORY Play And Crime + Investigation Play
A+E Networks EMEA's streaming services Crime+Investigation Play and HISTORY Play launch on YouTube Primetime Channels today in the UK. The streaming s
29/04/2024
ITV Launches New Ambassador Programme
ITV has launched ITV Insiders, an unprecedented content ambassador programme that seeks to put ITV's brand and programming at the heart of millions of