BPG in the News – January 2, 2012

Telly Mix
ITV boss rules out ‘major changes’ to The X Factor next year
Telly Mix
Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch, he explained: “I think the new judges have done a fantastic job and are important to the future of the show.” He added that there’d be categorically no major overhaul for the series next year, 

Posted: December 14, 2011, 9:10 am

The Guardian
ITV chief defends hiring of Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley
The Guardian
“It is important to remember GMTV was on a gradual slide down and it is important to try and take a risk,” said Crozier, speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch on Wednesday. It was hoped that the pair would reproduce the chemistry that had made 

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Posted: December 8, 2011, 12:22 pm

Kate Middleton and Prince William are X Factor fans!
“I think the new judges have done a fantastic job and are important to the future of the show,” he said at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch earlier this week. When asked if thought the show needed a major overhaul he simply said, “no. 

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Posted: December 8, 2011, 11:32 am

Britain’s Got Talent: Simon Cowell Will Return
He told the Broadcasting Press Guild lunch: “BGT and X Factor are two of the best known and best loved shows but we had only ever had them on annual deals. It was important to put them on a longer-term footing.” Whether fans will return for Simon is 

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Posted: December 8, 2011, 10:50 am

Downton Abbey episode lengths to be shortened to cut adverts
ITV boss Adam Crozier revealed the change at a Broadcasting Press Guildlunch in London. Viewers were perturbed at the high number of adverts when the hit show returned to television screens for its second series in September, with only 54 minutes of 
Downton Abbey Cut Ad-breaks After Viewer’s BacklashEntertainmentwise
Downton Abbey episodes to be one hour long after ad complaintsMirror.co.uk
Downton Abbey episodes to be capped at an hourThe Guardian
Daily Mail –Unreality TV –OntheBox
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Posted: December 8, 2011, 10:41 am

‘The X Factor’ won’t need overhaul, says ITV boss Adam Crozier
Digital Spy UK
Speaking at a press conference during the Broadcasting Press Guild lunch on Wednesday, the ITV boss defended X Factor’s ratings performance and praised the judging panel lineup of Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh, 
Simon Cowell’s Britain’s Got Talent Return ConfirmedMTV UK
ITV’s Crozier says YouView has it all to play forBroadband TV News
The X Factor doesn’t need overhaul, says ITV bossThe Guardian
C21Media –Telegraph.co.uk –Metro
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Posted: December 8, 2011, 12:38 am
BPG lunch: hacks bumped off the top table
The Guardian (blog)
Uproar at Wednesday’s Broadcasting Press Guild lunch with ITV’s Adam Crozier. Unfortunately, not because he announced the return of Tiswas. Pandemonium ensued when media hacks arrived at the monthly get together with a broadcasting bigwig to find the 

Posted: December 7, 2011, 4:31 pm