BPG in the News – February 20, 2009

Jobs In Jeopardy At ITV – 4RFV
While as yet unconfirmed officially, ITV Global Content Managing Director Lee Bartlett told a Broadcasting Press Guild event in late February: “ITV needs to think in a. […] [Read more…]

ITV targets Studios for cuts – Broadcastnow
ITV Global Content managing director Lee Bartlett told a Broadcasting Press Guild event this week that ITVS was set for an overhaul. He said: “ITV needs to. […] [Read more…]

ITV Leeds closure would be ‘killer blow’ to Yorkshire production (Guardian Unlimited)
ITV would deal a “killer blow” to the production sector in Yorkshire and Humberside if it closed its network programming base in the region, which is home to Emmerdale and A Touch of Frost, the broadc. […] [Read more…]

ITV Studios chief admits global revenue target is under review (Media Week Online)
LONDON – Lee Bartlett, managing director of ITV Studios, has admitted that its aim to increase global content annual revenue to £1bn by the end of 2012 is under review, because the original targets w. […] [Read more…]

ITV Studios inks deal with 19 Entertainment – Broadcastnow
There just isn’t enough work and there just enough money for a company of our size to only concentrate
on the UK,” he told a Broadcasting Pr. […] [Read more…]

ITV Studios chief admits global revenue target is under review – Brand Republic
Talking at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch, Bartlett, who took over as managing director from now Five chief Dawn Aire. […] [Read more…]

Smug Ross hit by 25% pay cut: BBC plan to slash deals of its top presenters (Daily Mail)
Jonathan Ross is facing a £1.5m-a-year pay cut if his contract is renewed. The BBC intends to slash his current £18m three-year deal by a quarter if he signs on again. [Read more…]

Salaries of Ross, Wogan and Moyles will remain unaffected as BBC freezes pay of hundreds of staff (Daily Mail)
Hundreds of senior managers at the broadcaster were told their performance bonuses would not be paid until further notice and their salaries frozen. [Read more…]

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