Channel 4’s Chief Executive Andy Duncan has ruled out a move to troubled ITV after several reports linked him to the search to replace Charles Allen who recently resigned as chief executive.
In a statement released today Duncan said "e;there has been a lot of speculation about possible candidates for this role and I want it to be known that I will not be putting my name forward."e;
"e;In the event of a formal approach, I intend to make it clear that I do not wish to be considered for the post."e;
"e;Leading ITV through digital switchover will be a great challenge, but I’m already engaged in, what I believe is, a greater and more rewarding task – working with colleagues to secure Channel 4’s future, ensuring it adapts to remain Britain’s most relevant and contemporary broadcaster in the emerging digital world and continues to make a powerful public service contribution long into the future,"e;
Duncan previously worked for the BBC and headed the marketing of successful Freeview platform before moving to Channel 4 after Mark Thompson’s appointment as BBC Director-General.