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ITV Global confirms Bartlett move

Fox executive to join worldwide drive

LONDON — British terrestrial web ITV has confirmed that it has appointed senior Fox exec Lee Bartlett as chief operating officer at production arm ITV Global.

The move, predicted by Variety, March 5, completes the senior management team led by ITV Global director Dawn Airey, who is charged with doubling ITV’s production revenues to $2.4 billion by 2012.

Bartlett, executive vice president of business affairs at Fox, joins recent signings Pete Iacono, who moved from Sony to become prexy and managing director of ITV Worldwide, and Paul Buccieri, CEO of Granada America.

Airey said: “Peter, Paul and Lee may sound like a West Coast folk trio, but I now have one of the strongest management teams working in content production anywhere in the world.”