Tom Graham, ITV

Director of Legal & Business Affairs

I trained as a lawyer with Hogan Lovells before joining ITV as lead sports lawyer in 2011. Since then I have had ‘end to end’ responsibility for the acquisition of sports rights from initial bid evaluation and commercial negotiations through to signature. My role now encompasses all content genres (including sport) as well as marketing and underlying rights. It is a unique role and I love it. There are not many roles where you are speaking to FIFA one day and Ant & Dec’s agent the next. Most of our efforts are currently focused on the launch of ITVX, our new OTT/streaming service, in which sport will play a pivotal role. It is a really exciting time to be at ITV!

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