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ITV board wrangles over Ball's remuneration deal

The ITV nominations committee is understood to be in dispute with Tony Ball over the &ldquo;considerable&rdquo; remuneration package the former BSkyB chief executive is demanding to become its new chief executive.<br /><br />ITV has been reluctant to appoint Ball, who earned more than &pound;25m as boss of BSkyB between 1999 and 2003, as a number of the institutional shareholders who back him have been critical of current management. <br /><br />While a popular choice with those investors, which include Legal &amp; Genera and Fidelity, Ball has no experience of managing a free-to-air commercial broadcaster. ITV&rsquo;s board will meet to discuss the matter this week.