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Thursday 19 July, 2007

ITV PLC

Acquisition of Holding

ITV PLC
19 July 2007


ITV plc

July 19, 2007

For immediate release

ITV PLC ACQUIRES HOLDING IN INDEPENDENT PRODUCER MAMMOTH

ITV plc owned Granada International has concluded a distribution deal with major
new independent producer Mammoth Screen Limited to acquire worldwide
distribution rights in all media for all programmes developed and/or produced by
Mammoth. Granada International has acquired a 25% equity holding in Mammoth and
exclusive distribution and development rights for £1 million cash consideration.


Nadine Nohr CEO of Granada International said

'We're delighted that Granada International will be working with Mammoth Screen,
a new production company founded by producers with the track record and
international awareness to create commercial, innovative programming.  We're
thrilled that they have already hit the ground running in terms of commissions
and broadcaster interest with a number of truly exciting projects on their
slate.'

John Cresswell, COO of ITV plc said

'Content is at the core of everything ITV plc does, and key to the full and
effective exploitation of content in a digital environment is access to rights.
Partnerships with talented independents like Mammoth, with proven track record
and expertise, provide us with a share of rights and an opportunity to drive and
boost creativity within the independent production sector for mutual commercial
benefit.'


ENDS


For further enquiries please contact:

ITV plc
Tel: 0844 8818000
Press enquiries
Brigitte Trafford - Group Communications Director
Jim Godfrey - Director of Corporate Affairs
Investor enquiries
James Tibbitts - Company Secretary
Georgina Blackburn - Head of Investor Relations

Tulchan Communications
Tel: 0207 353 4200
Andrew Grant
Susannah Voyle
David Allchurch

Website: www.itv.com; investor information: www.itvplc.com


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