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Tuesday 08 August, 2006

ITV PLC

change in directorate

ITV PLC
08 August 2006


                                   SCHEDULE 3

                                  ANNOUNCEMENT



ITV PLC - CHANGE IN THE DIRECTORATE


ITV plc announces that the Board has agreed with Charles Allen that he will step
down as Chief Executive and Director of the Company.  Charles will work to
facilitate an orderly transition and it has been agreed that John Cresswell will
be appointed interim CEO with effect from 1st October and will work with Charles
through the handover period.  The search for a permanent successor is starting
immediately and headhunters are being appointed.

Charles Allen has been at Granada plc and then ITV plc for 15 years, 10 of which
as Chairman or Chief Executive.  During that time he led the consolidation of
ITV, culminating in the successful merger of Granada and Carlton to create a
single ITV plc in early 2004.


Sir Peter Burt, Chairman, said:

  'The Board of ITV plc owes its thanks to Charles for his success in creating a
  single ITV company from the federal structure that he inherited and for
  preparing the company for television in the digital age.  Charles has done an
  excellent job over the past two years in integrating the business after the
  merger, in reducing costs and in reducing the burden of regulation on ITV and 
  at the same time developing ITV's successful family of digital channels.  The
  growth in the Company's business and profits since the merger reflects that
  success.  I have enjoyed working with Charles over the past two and a half 
  years and we all wish him the best in the future.  We shall watch with great 
  interest his future contribution to UK plc.

  I am delighted that we have someone of the calibre of John to take over in the
  short term, and the Board has every confidence in his ability to hold the fort
  pending the appointment of Charles' successor.'


Charles Allen, Chief Executive, said:

  'I have enjoyed enormously my 15 years with Granada and ITV and especially in
  creating a single ITV Company and shaping the nation's number one commercial
  broadcaster as a major player in the digital age.  Over that time I have 
  worked with the most talented and creative people in the industry and am 
  pleased that so many of them are now in the strong management team that is 
  implementing our strategy to develop ITV's businesses for the future.  I am 
  particularly proud of the work that my colleagues have done in creating one 
  of the top production companies in Europe, building the leading commercial 
  family of digital channels, creating the foundations of our consumer business 
  and building confidence in our national and regional news.  I have made many 
  friends amongst my colleagues and I wish them all the best for the future.  
  My focus now is to support John and the Board through the transition process, 
  following which I will move forward to the next chapter of my life and a new 
  set of challenges.'


                                      END



Notes to Editors:

John Cresswell is currently Finance Director of ITV plc.

John is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in the television industry for 
nearly 20 years.   He is 44 and is married with three children.

2006                  Finance Director ITV plc
2005                  Chief Operating Officer of ITV plc

2000 - 2005           Granada/ITV plc
2004 - 2005           Chief Operating Officer, Granada (at formation of ITV plc)
2001 - 2004           Chief Operating Officer and FD, Granada Content
2000 - 2001           Director of Operations, Granada Content

1992 - 2000           United Broadcasting and Entertainment Ltd
1998 - 2000           Chief Operating Officer
1996 - 1998           Finance Director
1993 - 1995           Finance Director, Meridian Broadcasting
1987 - 1992           TVS Television


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ITV plc                    Brigitte Trafford
                           020 7843 8000

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                           Simon Rigby
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                           020 7638 9571



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