ITV News enhancements to regional news

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Post by TV Newsroom » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:56 pm

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ITV News have announced a set of major enhancements to regional news programmes to improve the service to viewers across the country.



Key changes include:

? the overall number of 6pm flagship regional news programmes is being increased from 16 to 17

? a new service aimed at the Thames Valley will be introduced

? separate editions of Calendar will be set up for the east and west of the ITV Yorkshire region

? the trial of running two editions of Tyne Tees? North East Tonight, one for the north of the region and one for the south, will become permanent

? ITV West?s broadcasting footprint is being expanded to include the area around Gloucester and Cheltenham



The changes are the result of a widespread review of ITV?s regional news services in England and Wales. The review?s objective was to prioritise the regional flagship programmes and to ensure ITV broadcasts to identifiable regions.






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