The Week: Media news - Airey wants 'imperial' ITV

The ITV head of global content, Dawn Airey, has said she plans to challenge BBC Worldwide by increasing how ITV exploits its programming franchises globally.

Airey, who is charged with doubling the revenues of the global content division to £1.2 billion by 2012, said she had plans for ITV to show "imperialistic tendencies" and was looking at production centres in markets such as India.