Striking a huge blow against the BBC, the ITV web has poached the pubcaster's No. 1 sports anchor, Desmond Lynam.
Pearson is continuing its upward march under chief exec Marjorie Scardino, announcing a 14.5% rise in operating profits for the first half of the year, ahead of predictions.
U.K. advertising on the Internet rose by 139% last year, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau.
The U.K.'s first true video-on-demand service will be launched in October, using British Telecom's national phone network.
Luc Roeg, head of independent films in the William Morris Agency's London office, has taken on the extra role of heading the directors' department.
It was the hottest June in 27 years at the U.K. box office, thanks to "Notting Hill," "The Matrix" and "The Mummy."
Hat Trick Prods. has struck a two-year deal with Warner Bros. to develop and produce comedy and entertainment shows for the U.S. market.
The ambitious French media group Vivendi has swooped in to raise its stakes in Canal Plus and British Sky Broadcasting in three separate deals worth $2.7 billion.
The BBC may be forced to sell off a 49% stake in its commercial arm BBC Worldwide if the U.K. government accepts the proposals of the committee it has appointed to examine the pubcaster's future…
NTL has emerged as the favorite in the race to buy U.K. cable TV business Cable & Wireless Communications.