Revenues at broadcaster ITV fell three% within the first three months of the 12 months as promoting earnings dropped 9%.
ITV, which makes Coronation Avenue, stated it anticipated comparable falls for the entire of the primary half of the 12 months.
The corporate blamed a lot of the autumn on the sturdy revenues generated the earlier 12 months from its protection of the European Championships soccer.
Its studio operations, which make hit programmes akin to Chilly Ft, noticed revenues develop 7%.
Chief government Adam Crozier, who final week introduced he was stepping down, stated the figures had been “very a lot as we anticipated”.
ITV stated the dearth of a significant soccer match this summer time will contribute to an eight%-9% fall in promoting income for the primary six months of 2017.
The impact might be felt notably in June, when advert gross sales on its TV channels are anticipated to be down 15% to 20% “towards the robust comparator of the Euros final 12 months”.
Nonetheless, ITV stated internet marketing was rising strongly, up 22% within the first three months of the 12 months.
Its productions enterprise is constant to increase.
Final week the agency stated it had acquired a majority stake in World Productions, the corporate behind Line of Responsibility, aired by the BBC.
In February it purchased management of French manufacturing group Tetra, and in April purchased 45% of Blumhouse Tv, makers of The Jinx and Chilly Case Information.
And it stated that the weak pound, if it remained at its present degree, might produce an extra £60m in income and £10m in earnings from abroad gross sales over the entire 12 months.
The broadcaster stated full 12 months earnings for the entire group had been nonetheless consistent with its forecasts.