Media Bulletin

ITV launches reduced regional news services

By Staff

17th February 2009

Category:

This February sees the launch of six out of nine of ITV’s new regional services, which now incorporate wider geographical areas.

ITV announced last year that it was reducing 17 news regions to nine, axing 430 jobs from its regional news division, and expecting to save £40 million from the process.

From 9 February, one region, Meridian Tonight, has converged broadcasts for three separate sub-regions into two larger ones, now making it the largest region outside of London. Axed regions no longer have a dedicated 30 minute news slot on their area.

[lnk|http://www.featuresexec.com/publications/info_features.php?pubid=9046&|_self|Meridian Tonight]

Links for media database subscribers

Not a media database subscriber?

No links attached.

Related news

29th March 2017 Consumer

Amanda Cochrane returns to Grand Designs

29th March 2017 National and Regional Press

Time to face the facts - The Independent launching 'In Fact' in April

29th March 2017 Finance and Tech

Financial News invests in Tabby Kinder

New! Check out our Media Jobs board for PR and Journalism vacancies Learn more