Channel 5 agrees a new five-year deal with ITN to produce 5 News

Posted by Johnnie Larkin on Thursday 19 January 2023
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Channel 5 has agreed a new five-year deal with ITN to produce 5 News.

The deal will enable Channel 5 to maintain its existing Ofcom commitment to deliver a minimum of 280 hours of news each calendar year.

The hour-long 5 News programme at 5.00pm will continue to be presented by Dan Walker and Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije, examining and unpacking stories with investigative, regional and social affairs reporting, as well as coverage of international matters.

“I am so proud of everything 5 News has achieved in the past few years, and our expanded hour-long programme now means we’re able to tell even more of the stories from around the UK that we know aren’t covered elsewhere,” said Cait FitzSimons, Editor of 5 News.

“The 5 Phone, our live on-air engagement feature via Whatsapp has been a great success, creating an intimate connection between our presenters and viewers, who trust us to tell their stories each day on air.”

The deal also includes the Jeremy Vine show – Channel 5’s morning news and current affairs programme.

Rachel Corp, ITN CEO added: “Our teams at 5 News and Jeremy Vine are at the top of their game, with distinctive journalism and a fresh take on the stories that matter most to our audience.”

In a separate two-year deal, ITN will continue to supply entertainment news to Channel 5, an arrangement it has had in place for the past eight years.