Working
together

Here at ITV, everyone plays a part in what we do. So no matter where you work, you'll be making a contribution to programmes that are watched by millions of people across the country.

The pitch

The first step is for a programme to be commissioned.

Our Channels department decides which type of programmes they need and where they would fit into the schedule.

Making it happen

All of our activities are backed up by our Business support teams. Which means before a programme gets the green light, it has to make it past our Commercial and Finance teams.

All systems go

Once the project has been has been signed off, it can go into production and all sorts of wheels are set in motion throughout the business.

Compliance

Once the project has been has been signed off, it can go into production and all sorts of wheels are set in motion throughout the business.

Compliance advises on the legality of new formats and interactive features like voting.

Commercial

Commercial look at maximising revenue through sponsorship deals, advertising and other revenue streams.

Scheduling

Schedules are prepared up to 18 months in advance. The long-term schedule will include the programme and the likely slot (dates/times) it will be shown. This is the strategic schedule.

Online & Interactive

Online & Interactive plan online goodies like the show microsite or games and schedule this into production.

Production

The production company (either ITV Studios or an independent) films the series, pilot or first episodes, then edits and delivers the materials.

It's a wrap

The programme or series is complete and materials are delivered to ITV. Compliance does the final checks before the programme can go on-air.

Business

Business Delivery is responsible for getting the programme on our screens. They check everything from compliance to delivery of materials for transmission. And they build the minute by minute schedule too.

Marketing

Marketing plans are rolled out to promote the programme and reach out to new audiences.

Creative

The creative team produce assets to promote the programme on-air. That means adverts, promos and sponsorship idents.

Programme viewed on TV by around 1m people across the UK

Research

Research plays a vital role in the decisions made at ITV. The viewing figures help to predict trends and underpin our commercial activities. So the insight our Research team provides is vital.

Technology

Technology & Platforms ensure that the programme goes to air and that after it has aired it can still be watched online, on demand and across new and exciting platforms like YouView.

Merchandising
& Licensing

Working with licensed partners and retailers to create quality show-related products, the Merchandising & Licensing teams bring our programmes to life off-air.

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Entertainment Sales

And because we don't want to limit enjoyment of our shows to the UK, we license both programmes and formats all over the world.