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Research into television channel & audience

  1. 1. ITV 1 ITV’s broadcasting business is made up of ITV, the largest commercial channel in the country, and the UK’s leading portfolio of digital channels - ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and CITV. Annually ITV invests around £1 billion in content for its broadcast channels and ITV.com. ITV is the home of popular television from the biggest entertainment events, to original drama, crime, major sport, landmark factual series and independent news. ITV targets 16-34s with a range of entertainment programming.
  2. 2. BROADCHURCH Broadchurch is a British television crime drama broadcast on ITV involving the death of a young boy and the search for his killer, produced by Kudos and starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman Casting was announced in June 2012, with filming commencing in Clevedon in August as well as in West Bay in Bridport. The series is set on the Dorset coast. It premiered on 4 March 2013 at 9:00pm on ITV Broadchurch attracts an average of 9.4 million viewers every series. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f5DNUF2CFc Press Release: http://www.itv.com/presscentre/presspacks/broadchurch
  3. 3. LIGHTFIELDS Lightfields is a five-part supernatural drama first shown on ITV in the United Kingdom on 27 February 2013. It is a follow-on from the popular ITV drama Marchlands with a similar storyline. Lightfields tells the story of three different families living in the same house in Suffolk during three different time periods, in 1944, 1975 and 2012. The three families are linked by the spirit of a young girl who died in mysterious circumstances in 1944. The first episode has the appearance of a ghost story spanning three different time periods and generations in a single farmhouse in Suffolk. Trailer: http://www.itv.com/presscentre/pressreleases/lightfields-new-five-part-supernatural-drama-starts9pm-wed-27-feb-itv Press Release: http://www.itv.com/presscentre/pressreleases/lightfields-new-five-part-supernatural-drama-starts9pm-wed-27-feb-itv
  4. 4. E4 E4 is a British digital television channel, launched as a pay-TV companion to Channel 4 on 18 January 2001. The "E" stands for entertainment, and the channel is mainly aimed at the lucrative 15–35 age group. Programming includes U.S. imports such as The Cleveland Show, The O.C., Smallville, Veronica Mars, Everwood What About Brian?, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, 90210, One Tree Hill, Ugly Betty, Scrubs, Rules of Engagement, The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, Revenge and formerly Friends. Other programming includes British shows such as Misfits, The Ricky Gervais Show, Shameless, Hollyoaks, Skins, The Inbetweeners, Made in Chelsea and My Mad Fat Diary Some U.S. imports, such as Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty are screened on E4 up to one week ahead of their Channel 4 broadcasts. Its most successful broadcast to date was on 11 October 2010 when an episode of The Inbetweeners pulled in over 3.7 million viewers.
  5. 5. TOP BOY Top Boy is a British television drama series that was first broadcast on Channel 4. Season 1 was broadcast over consecutive nights, from 31 October to 3 November 2011. Set on the fictional Summerhouse housing estate in Hackney, the series follows the lives of a group of people involved in drug dealing and street gangs. A second series began airing on 20 August 2013 on Channel 4.The series is to show an insight to life in east London estates and how drugs affect everyone living there. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1nsgU0meaw Press Release: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel4-announces-the-return-of-top-boy
  6. 6. UTOPIA Utopia is a British conspiracy thriller that debuted on Channel 4 on 15 January 2013. The show is written by Dennis Kelly and stars Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Alexandra Roach, Oliver Woollford and Neil Maskell. A second series of Utopia has been commissioned. Press Release: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/programmeinformation/utopia Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVLKWhLNuZk
  7. 7. BBC 3 BBC Three is a television channel from the BBC broadcasting via digital cable, terrestrial, IPTV and satellite platforms. The channel's target audience includes those in the 16–34 year old age group, and has the purpose of providing "innovative" content to younger audiences, focusing on new talent and new technologies. The channel is on-air from 19:00 to around 05:00 each night, in order to share terrestrial television bandwidth with CBBC. Unlike its commercial rivals, 90% of BBC Three's output is from the United Kingdom and other European Union countries. 80% is original, covering all genres, from current affairs, to drama, to comedy to animation. BBC Three has a unique 60 Seconds format for its news bulletins. This was adopted so that operation of the channel could be completely automated, without the complication of dealing with variable length live news broadcasts. The current controller of the station is Zai Bennett and the Head of Scheduling is Dan McGolpin.
  8. 8. IN THE FLESH In the Flesh is a three-part BBC supernatural drama series which began airing on BBC Three on 17 March 2013. The show was created and written by Dominic Mitchell.[1] It is set after "The Rising", this show's take on a zombie apocalypse, and focuses on re-animated teenager Kieren Walker as he comes back into the local community. A second, extended series of the show has been commissioned, to be broadcast in 2014. As yet, it is unknown how many episodes the new series will comprise, but it is believed it will be five or six. Trailer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/intheflesh/ Press Release: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/intheflesh/
  9. 9. THE FADES The Fades is an award winning British supernatural drama television series created and written by Jack Thorne The six episodes were first broadcast on BBC Three and BBC HD beginning 21 September 2011 and on BBC America from 14 January 2012. The programme centred on a bedwetting English teenager named Paul who is haunted by apocalyptic dreams. He is able to see spirits of the dead, known as the Fades, all around him. The Fades cannot be seen, smelt, heard or touched by other humans – they are what is left of humans who have died but have not been accepted into the afterlife. As such, the Fades left on Earth have become embittered and vengeful toward the human race. It is shown in the first episode that the Fades have found a way to become partly human again and regain control of touch within the real world. However, they remain unseen in the world except to those special few like Paul – 'Angelics' – who have the ability to perceive the Fades. Paul finds himself pulled into a conflict between the Angelics and the Fades, trying to prevent the Fades from breaking back into the world and destroying the human race. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_yg6dqDLtc Press Release: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2011/03_march/2 9/fades.shtml

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