Charlene White

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall: “If you don’t have prominence your content will not be found in this new digital world"

The Chief Executive of ITV said that the coronavirus epidemic had “brought home to a lot of people” the importance of having “a trusted [TV] source, [with no] disinformation”. 

But she warned: “A lot of the stuff that goes on air would not be made if it wasn’t for the fact that there are public service broadcasters.”

McCall called for public service broadcasting, which is currently being reviewed by both media regulator Ofcom and the DCMS committee, to be treated fairly.

ITV announces specially commissioned shows for Black History Month

(credit: ITV)

Celebrating the contribution of black people in television, comedy, history and wider culture, ITV will broadcast a host of new programmes and will promote the work of Black artists in the channel’s on-air branding throughout the month.

Alison Hammond: Back To School (w/t)

In this one-hour special, Good Morning Britain’s beloved Brummie Alison Hammond will be going on the definitive school trip.

From Hadrian’s Wall to Hampton Court, Alison will travel across Britain to discover a different side to the history that is taught in schools.

Magician Dynamo wows crowds at the RTS Futures Fair

Magician Dynamo wows the crowd with some close up magic at the RTS Futures Careers Fair 2017 (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Eight sessions during the day featured some of TV’s biggest names as well as its rising talent. More than 30 broadcasters, indies and industry bodies took stands in the exhibition hall, offering the inside track to the telly hopefuls. TV magician Dynamo and ITV News presenter Charlene White also made appearances during the day.

Some 900 tickets were sold for the event, which was held in Islington, London on 1 February – with another 400 on the waiting list.