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ITV1 is the most popular commercial television channel in Britain, watched on average by 45 million people every week. It has the largest programme budget of any commercial channel in Europe, currently at around £1 billion, which is spent on a mixed genre schedule made up of a range of high quality programmes.
ITV1 is also the UK’s regional channel, broadcasting well over 6,000 hours of original programming each year, and around half of all programmes broadcast on ITV1 are made outside the M25. ITV is made up of a network of 15 different regional licences each with its own set of obligations and conditions designed to reflect the particular character of their region and the interests of their viewers. ITV plc owns twelve of the ITV licences. The remainder are owned by SMG, Ulster, and Channel .
Network programmes are commissioned by the ITV Network controllers purely on merit. At least 25% of programmes shown on ITV1 each year come from independent producers. Regional programmes are commissioned by each regional company.