Liddiment tapped for MacTaggart speech

ITV programming head to kick off Edinburgh fest

LONDON — David Liddiment, ITV’s director of programs, will be giving the prestigious MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival this year.

The address, delivered by BBC director general Greg Dyke last time out, traditionally opens the annual gathering of the U.K.’s TV biz, this year to run Aug. 24-26.

Liddiment, 48, has held his post at ITV, Britain’s biggest commercial web, since 1997.

Liddiment recently took on the additional role of director of ITV channels, a consequence of plans to combine the business operations of ITV and ONdigital, the pay platform co-owned by ITV companies Carlton and Granada.

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