ITV to broadcast Capital’s Summertime Ball and Jingle Bell Ball 2023 in exclusive partnership


Capital Summertime Ball

ITV to broadcast Capital’s Summertime Ball and Jingle Bell Ball 2023 in exclusive partnership

ITV and Global, the Media & Entertainment Group, today (Thursday 18 May, 2023) announced a brand new exclusive partnership, with ITV commissioning two x 90” entertainment specials which will showcase the highlights from both Capital’s Summertime Ball with Barclaycard and Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball with Barclaycard.

Capital’s iconic music events see the world’s biggest artists come together to play for a live audience at some of the UK's biggest arenas. Viewers can now be a part of all the action highlights as ITV1 and ITVX - the UK’s freshest streaming service - bring these sell-out events to TV screens.

Hosted by Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp, Capital’s Summertime Ball with Barclaycard will see artists including Lewis Capaldi, Jonas Brothers, Niall Horan, Anne-Marie, RAYE and Calvin Harris descend on London’s iconic Wembley Stadium on Sunday 11 June 2023 playing their biggest hits to 80,000 Capital fans.

Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball with Barclaycard, the UK’s biggest Christmas party, will return to The O2 in London later this year.

Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning at ITV said:

“We’re delighted to be working with Global this year as we bring the biggest summer and Christmas parties to ITV. A stellar line-up, fantastic music and fan-favourite Roman at the helm, these TV specials are not to be missed.” 

James Rea, Director of Broadcasting & Content at Global said:

"We are all excited to be bringing Capital’s Summertime and Jingle Bell Ball to ITV in this exclusive new partnership. These are iconic music events and it’s fantastic that millions of viewers and Capital listeners across the UK will be able to watch the highlights on ITV. The UK’s biggest parties just got even bigger!"

The 90 minute TV specials, Capital’s Summertime Ball with Barclaycard and Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball with Barclaycard are a partnership between ITV and Global, the Media & Entertainment Group. They are commissioned for ITV by Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning, ITV and Louise Major, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, ITV. 

They are filmed and produced by Global’s production team. Global Founder Ashley Tabor-King OBE is Executive Producer, Elizabeth Honan is Creative Director, Dave Skinner is the Director, and Carl Trumpess is Producer.

TX date for the highlights show will be confirmed shortly.



About Capital

Capital is the UK’s no.1 hit music brand, playing the biggest hits from the hottest hit music artists to 7.8 million weekly listeners. Capital presenters include Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp, Sian Welby and Chris Stark plus Marvin Humes, Rio Fredrika, Will Manning, Aimee Vivian, Jimmy Hill, MistaJam, Kamilla Rose, Lauren Layfield, Ant Payne, Niall Gray, Kemi Rodgers, Jay London and Chris Ros. Capital is owned by Global. It is available on 95-108 FM, on DAB digital radio, on Global Player on your smart speaker (“play Capital”), iOS or Android device and at Source: RAJAR / Ipsos-MORI / RSMB Q1 2023

About Global

Global is one of the world’s leading Media & Entertainment groups. With a huge weekly reach, it is the UK and Europe’s largest Radio & Outdoor company.   

Global is home to respected, national, market leading media brands including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, LBC, Global’s Newsroom, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and Global Player, which allows listeners to enjoy all of Global’s radio brands, award-winning podcasts, and expertly-curated playlists, in one place in app, on web and on smart speakers. 

With an extensive and diverse portfolio, Global is also the leading Outdoor company in the UK & one of the largest in Europe with over 235,000 sites reaching 95% of the UK population. 

On-air, on Global Player and with our outdoor platforms combined, Global reaches 51 million individuals across the UK every week, including 26.7million on the radio alone.  

Global created and operates DAX, the market leader in Digital audio advertising. Through its proprietary technology, DAX connects advertisers with an audience of more than 130 million people worldwide, inserting targeted advertising into music streaming services, connected radio listening and podcasts in the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada.  DAX is the largest digital audio advertising platform in the UK and one of the largest in the world. 

The company headquarters is in London’s iconic Leicester Square. Ashley Tabor-King OBE is Founder & Executive President, Stephen Miron is Group CEO, Lord Allen is Chairman and James Rea is Director of Broadcasting and Content. Ashley Tabor-King created Global in 2007. 



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