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Carolyn McCall
Tim Anderson
United Kingdom
2018

ITV

Carolyn
McCall

CEO

McCall joined ITV as chief executive in January, after running discount airline Easyjet. A key aspect of her strategy shift for the U.K.’s biggest commercial broadcaster is to launch a new streaming service together with other partners to compete with online rivals such as Netflix. She is also continuing to expand the company’s production arm, ITV Studios. Ratings for ITV are up — in early 2018, it beat the BBC in terms of prime-time ratings for the first time since 2011 — bolstered by the hit reality show “Love Island,” which ITV sold to CBS as a format, and by England’s better-than-anticipated run at the soccer World Cup. Expect her to move aggressively into the direct-to-consumer subscription TV arena. She gave the keynote speech at 2018’s Mipcom.

Career

  • ITV
  • Guardian Media Group
  • EasyJet

Education

  • University of Kent (England)
  • University of London (UK)

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ITV Chief Carolyn McCall to Set Out Vision for TV Giant in Mipcom Keynote

ITV Chief Carolyn McCall to Set Out Vision for TV Giant in Mipcom Keynote

ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall, one of the leading figures within the international television industry, will deliver a keynote speech at Mipcom, the global television conference and market, in which she will set out her vision for the broadcast and production giant. McCall will address delegates in Cannes on Oct. 15 as part of Mipcom’s Media Mastermind Keynote program.Over the past decade, ITV has shifted its principal focus from its role as the leading commercial broadcaster in the U.K. to...

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