By Jonathan Davies

ITV has reported profits of £605m for 2014, a 39% rise on 2013.

The broadcaster's chief executive Adam Crozier said "ITV delivered another strong performances in 2014" and that "all parts of the business are growing well".

Revenue was up 8% to £2.59bn, with advertising revenue growing 6% to £1.63bn.

ITV said its non-advertising revenue was boosted by a 30% rise in its online, pay and interactive division.

And its international revenue was boosted to nearly half the total, largely thanks to acquisition of US TV companies Leftfield Entertainment and DiGa Vision.

ITV also announced its full-year dividend would up 4.7p per share, up 34%, and it proposed a special dividend worth £250m or 6.25p a share.