ITV renews deal with Scotland

ITV has agreed to sell its Channel 3 programming schedule to Scottish broadcaster STV and Northern Irish network UTV for a fixed income regardless of how many shows they broadcast – rather than a revenue proportion – in a deal that sees ITV retain control of the rights to its shows. Although the move is waiting for Ofcom’s approval, STV will pay the Downton Abbey broadcaster £10.8m for the partnership and will not have to pay extra for programming costs.