ITV chief: now is last chance to build British challenger to Netflix

ITV chief: now is last chance to build British challenger to Netflix – Mark Sweney

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The chief executive of ITV has said now is the last chance for UK broadcasters to build a British Netflix, as the US streaming giant continues to grow at breakneck speed.

The warning from Carolyn McCall, chief executive of the UK’s largest free-to-air commercial broadcaster, follows protracted talks between the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV to create a credible domestic streaming rival to Netflix that have failed to bear fruit.

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21st October 20185:43 pm