In August 2010 Kevin Lygo joined ITV Studios as Managing Director.
Kevin first joined Channel 4 as Head of Entertainment and Music in August 1997 and presided over an acclaimed expansion of the channel’s entertainment portfolio. Commissions during his first employment at Channel 4 include So Graham Norton, Trigger Happy TV, Top 10s, Smack the Pony, Spaced, Black Books, Da Ali G Show, and The 11 O'clock Show, as well as the now notorious Brass Eye. Kevin also acted as Controller for the successful launch of Channel 4’s digital entertainment channel, E4, in January 2001.
He left later in 2001 to spend two years as Director of Programmes at Five, where he is credited with broadening the channel’s programme offering from a reliance on films, sport and acquisitions to embrace original UK production including arts, popular factual and history programming.
Kevin Lygo rejoined Channel 4 as Director of Television in November 2003 and in 2007 he was promoted to Director of Television and Content.
Other Channel 4 programming highlights under Kevin’s stewardship include Jamie’s School Dinners, voted the fifth most influential programme in UK TV history by Broadcast magazine, as well as Anatomy for Beginners, The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off, Brat Camp, Deal or No Deal, Green Wing, Hamburg Cell, Not Only But Always, Omagh, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Sex Traffic, Shameless and Supernanny.