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Channel 4′s Lygo heading to ITV Studios

ITV has named Kevin Lygo, most recently director of television and content at Channel 4, as managing director of its production arm, ITV Studios.
April 30, 2010

ITV has named Kevin Lygo, most recently director of television and content at Channel 4, as managing director of its production division, ITV Studios. ‘A clear outcome of the ongoing strategy review is the importance of our in-house production arm to the future of ITV’s business,’ said ITV chief executive Adam Crozier. ‘Kevin’s appointment underlines our commitment to ensuring home-grown content stays at the heart of our business and our focus on attracting the very best creative talent, both on and off-screen, to ITV. His track record in finding hit programs and exploiting content will be invaluable as ITV focuses on improving its hit rate across all platforms – television, online and mobile.’ Series that flourished under Lygo at Channel 4 include Come Dine With Me, One Born Every Minute, Jamie’s School Dinners, Supernanny, Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares and Deal or No Deal. ‘ITV Studios is one of the most successful commercial producers in the UK and owns some of the biggest brands in TV,’ said Lygo. ‘Our goal is to keep those programs fresh and relevant, develop new hits and exploit the full value of those properties across all platforms in the UK and internationally.’

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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