Crozier to hire new executive for ITV Studios

New chief Executive Adam Crozier, who will take the reins from 26 April, is reportedly in search of

Crozier is understood to have already short-listed Channel 4's director of television, Kevin Lygo, and Talkback Thames chief executive, Lorraine Heggessey, to head the ITV Studios.

The current chief of ITV Studios, Lee Bartlett, is likely to be sidelined, it has been reported. While the BBC makes millions every year from selling programmes such as "Top Gear" and "Walking With Dinosaurs," ITV has lagged behind its rival. ITV has said it has no clue of Crozier's hiring plans.