Press Releases

ITN ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRMAN

 ITN announces today that Maggie Carver will step aside from her role as Chairman after completing her term of office. Andrew Garard will be the new Chairman of ITN.

ITN ANNOUNCES 33% INCREASE IN OPERATING PROFIT

News and multimedia company ITN has today published its financial accounts for 2013, reporting operating profit before exceptional items of £5m on revenues of £105.8m in the fourth successive year of operating profit growth.

ITV NEWS APPOINTS THE GUARDIAN’S ALOK JHA AS SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT

ITV News announced today that Alok Jha has been appointed as Science Correspondent. Alok, who is currently Science Correspondent at The Guardian, will be joining the newsroom’s health and science unit, alongside newly appointed Health Editor Catherine Jones. From September, Alok will lead all specialist science coverage, providing detailed analysis of complex science stories to ITV News viewers at home.

ITV NEWS ANNOUNCES CATHERINE JONES AS HEALTH EDITOR

 ITV News announced today that Catherine Jones has been appointed as Health Editor. Catherine, who is expected to join the newsroom at the beginning of May, will lead all coverage and provide in-depth analysis of the latest stories on health, medicine and the NHS. She will also provide special reports for ITV Tonight and ITV’s new monthly current affairs strand, On Assignment.

ITV NEWS APPOINTS RICHARD ZACKHEIM AS DEPUTY EDITOR

ITV News has announced that Richard Zackheim will join the newsroom as Deputy Editor. Currently Deputy Editor at Channel 5 News, his appointment follows the recent hiring of Geoff Hill as Editor.

CHANNEL 4 AND ITN STATEMENT

'Plebgate' footage as broadcast for the first time on 18 December 2012 was not edited by the production team to change or alter the sequence of events.

DAN RIVERS RETURNS TO ITV NEWS AS A CORRESPONDENT

ITV News has announced that CNN’s Senior International Correspondent Dan Rivers has been appointed as Correspondent, primarily focusing on Wales and the West of England. Rivers, who will start his new role in September, will be responsible for covering a broad range of news stories and producing special in-depth reports across the region and further afield.

ITN ANNOUNCES 61% INCREASE IN YEAR-ON-YEAR OPERATING PROFIT

News and multimedia company ITN has today published its accounts for 2012, reporting operating profit of £3.7m on revenues of £108.7m for the year that saw the return of 5 News to the company, a raft of new one-off and series commissions, as well as services provided to a host of international broadcasters around major UK events.

 

ITN WINS EIGHT RTS AWARDS

ITN swept the board at the Royal Television Society journalism awards last night, winning eight awards including the coveted News Programme of the Year for Channel 4 News.

ITN STATEMENT ON COPYRIGHT

ITN statement in response to today’s Intellectual Property Office policy statement about the introduction and widening of exceptions to copyright

ITN PRODUCTIONS DOCUMENTARIES DISTRIBUTED INTERNATIONALLY

Leading independent distributor DRG is expanding its portfolio of high-end current affairs documentaries, securing the international rights to Channel 4’s Syria’s Torture Machine produced by ITN Productions.
 

ITV COMMISSIONS 2011 NEWS REVIEW OF THE YEAR SHOW

Mark Austin is to front a two-part programme on ITV1 reviewing an extraordinary year of non-stop UK and international news to run at the end of 2011. Produced by ITN Productions, That Was 2011: the ITV News Review of the Year will tx in two 30’’ instalments.
 

MARK AUSTIN ADDRESS AT ST BRIDE'S

ITV News at Ten presenter Mark Austin’s address made at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, on Wednesday 9th November 2011, to commemorate the journalists, camera operators and support staff that have lost their lives to bring news to the public.

ITN RE-APPOINTED TO PRODUCE 5 NEWS

ITN has won back the contract to produce Channel 5’s news programming for an initial three-year term beginning in early 2012.

Channel 4 News appoints Liam Dutton as first ever Weather Presenter

Channel 4 News has announced that Liam Dutton is to join the programme as Weather Presenter. Currently working across BBC News, BBC World News and BBC Breakfast, Dutton will become the first ever dedicated weather presenter for the flagship 7pm programme.

 

Top Rts Role For John Hardie

The Royal Television Society, Britain's leading forum for television and related media, has announced that ITN CEO, John Hardie has been appointed as Chairman of the Royal Television Society.

Channel 4 News Unveils New Line-up

Channel 4 News has today announced new appointments to the core presenting team, as well as the Washington and Social Affairs briefs.

ITN Scoops Six Rts Awards

ITN scooped six gongs at the Royal Television Society journalism awards including the coveted News Programme of the Year for ITV News' flaghship bulletin, News at Ten.

ITN Productions Wins Broadcast Award

ITN Productions has won Broadcast magazine's Best Daytime Programme Award for Climbing Great Buildings, while Channel 4 News scooped Best News Programme Award.

Channel 4 News Unveils New Website At The Heart Of An Online Community

Channel 4 News is set to relaunch its website, placing it at the heart of an online community. The new site has been designed to accommodate commentary from users, and incorporate more live-blogging and real-time analysis. Building on the success of live-blogging events such as Channel 4's 'Ask the Chancellors' and the three Leaders' debates earlier this year, the 7pm bulletin will now be live-blogged every single evening.

ITN Source Adds Tefl Content To Education Clip Library

ITN Source, the footage sales arm of news producer ITN, is expanding its business-to-business education proposition, Education Clip Library (ECL), to include TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) content.

ITN Launches On-the-day Footage Syndication Agency ITN Source News

ITN has launched ITN Source News, its news agency business selling on-the-day footage gathered by ITN to broadcasters and producers globally. Previously known as ITN International, the business now forms part of footage sales arm ITN Source and offers multiple products to broadcasters around the world.

ITN Productions Appoints Miguel Tatay As Head Of Mobile

ITN Productions has appointed Miguel Tatay as Head of Mobile. Miguel will be tasked with expanding ITN's interests in mobile, working closely with operators, manufacturers and brands to deliver fresh new content solutions and drive advertising and sponsorship revenues across the platform.

ITV Unveils General Election 2010 Coverage

ITV will offer comprehensive coverage of the General Election 2010 with an experienced line up of presenters and correspondents, groundbreaking election night graphics, and The First Election Debate in the history of British politics.

Taliesin News Announces New Partnerships

Taliesin News has expanded its consortium with the addition of a number of new partners to further strengthen its bid for the news pilot in Wales.

Nicholas Wheeler Leaves ITN

ITN today announces that Nicholas Wheeler, Managing Director of ITN On, is leaving the company.

ITN Goes Deutsch On Youtube

ITN has extended its relationship with YouTube and is now producing a German showbiz channel called Promi411. As well as being ITN's first ever foreign language product, it is also the first time that a UK partner has created a bespoke foreign language channel specifically for YouTube users.

Taliesin News Launches Website

Taliesin News, an alliance of the nation's top independent news providers set up to bid for the news pilot project in Wales, has launched its new website at Y Senedd in Cardiff Bay.

ITN And Midland News Association Sign Up Online Partnership

Midland News Association has become the first regional newspaper to sign up for ITN's Premium News Network, a full service ad-funded video news player solution monetised at premium rates for national, regional and local websites.

ITN Source Delves Deep Into Archive To Launch New Classics Collection

ITN Source today launches the New Classics collection giving producers a unique and fresh perspective of historic events caught on camera between 1896 and 1970. Featuring 10,000 hours of fully digitised content, the collection includes new and rarely seen footage unearthed from old newsreels offering a new take on iconic moments gone

ITN On Gets Fixed On 4music

ITN On has been commissioned by the Bauer Media and Channel 4 joint venture Box Television to produce a new bespoke celebrity lifestyle television programme called The Fix for 4Music, the UK's number one music TV channel.

Faye Barker To Present ITV Morning News

ITV News has appointed Faye Barker as presenter of ITV Morning News. Faye is a well known television journalist having spent over 10 years in the industry and has presented for Sky News, Five News, ITV News, and Setanta Sports News.

Sir Trevor Mcdonald Steps Down From News At Ten

ITV can today confirm that Sir Trevor McDonald will step down from his role as co-presenter of News at Ten in late-November, after presenting the broadcaster's coverage of the US Elections from Washington.

ITN Source Announces Diagonal View Joint Venture

ITN Source today announces the creation of Diagonal View, a leading digital production business. ITN Source and Matt Heiman, founder Mobix Interactive and digital entrepreneur, formed the joint venture six months ago as an incubator business.

ITN On Steals Browning's Heart

ITN's multimedia division, ITN On, has appointed Mark Browning in the newly created position of Commercial Director.

ITN On And Bebo Turn The Heat Up With Game On

ITN's multimedia division, ITN On, has extended its relationship with Bebo to launch Game On, a new channel profile on Bebo's revolutionary self-service Open Media platform the Open Media platform.

ITN On Turns The News Green On Msn

ITN's multimedia division ITN On has made its first foray into green programming with the launch of two exciting new services on MSN UK's Environment channel.

ITN Source Signs Representation Deal With Utv

ITN Source has signed an exclusive global clip sales representation deal with Northern Ireland based broadcaster UTV to represent its news and regional programming content, giving ITN Source customers access to almost fifty years of unique Northern Ireland footage across politics, entertainment, wildlife and sport.

And Finally... News At Ten Is Back

ITV can today reveal News at Ten's return to ITV1 on Monday 14th January will combine the programme's great heritage with a completely new set and the latest production techniques.

ITN Moves Into Social Networking With Bebo

ITN was unveiled as Bebo's worldwide news launch partner on the social networking site's new video service Open Media. ITN is launching its own player on the service with showbiz, sports and quirky content aimed at Bebo's 40 million users worldwide.

ITN Source And Espresso Create The Education Clip Library

ITN Source and Espresso Group, both leaders in their respective fields, have joined forces to create the Education Clip Library, a unique, video licensing service for educational publishers and broadcasters around the world.

ITN Makes News And Entertainment Content Available For Free On Itunes

ITN is making its bespoke mobile news and entertainment content available for free to ipod users and other portable video players. The deal will allow customers to download ITN's latest news and entertainment programming from Apple's iTunes store when on the move.

ITN Brings Entertainment And Sports To Youtube Viewers

ITN's multimedia division, ITN On today unveiled its latest online initiative with the launch of an ITN channel on YouTube. The ad-funded channel will have entertainment at its heart, plus sports, film and Bollywood programmes made specifically for online platforms allowing YouTube users to view, comment on and link to their favourite ITN content.

ITN On Boosts Joost Line Up With Exciting New Content

ITN On today announces it has signed a deal with IPTV platform Joost, the world's first broadcast-quality internet television service, to provide its news, entertainment and sports content and a new weekly programme entitled Movie Buff.

Irn Wins Four New Radio Contracts

IRN, the UK's leading news and content provider for commercial radio, has won four contracts to supply news to commercial radio stations in the UK.

ITN Source Serves Up A Storm Of New, Creative Hd Video Content

ITN Source continues to expand its moving image collections with four new representation deals, giving the broadcast and creative production industries access to more unique footage. Already representing the world's largest and most diverse collection of footage libraries, these latest deals confirm ITN Source as the media industries' first choice for professional video content.

ITN Appointed Producer Of Setanta Sports News

ITN has been appointed producer of Setanta Sports News,a vibrant and distinctive new 24-hour sports news channel jointly owned by Setanta Sports and Virgin Media. The channel will be available initially to Virgin Media 's 3 million digital subscribers across the UK later this year and to a wider base in the early part of next year.

ITN Wins Ibc Content Delivery Award For Nemesys

ITN's technology team has been awarded with the prestigious Content Delivery award at this year's IBC Innovation Awards for developing the NeMeSys (New Media System)system. The IBC Innovation Awards celebrate excellence in the creation of complete technical and operational solutions in the broadcasting arena.

ITN On Brings Bollywood Stars To Mobile

ITN On is launching a new made-for-mobile programme called Bollywood Insider. The programme, the first of its kind on mobile, will form part of ITN's made-for-mobile news channel currently available on 3, Vodafone Live, Orange and Virgin Mobile.

ITV News Launches Mobile Bulletins

ITV News viewers will now be able to get their Newsfix on the go by subscribing to ITV 's made for mobile news bulletins.

ITN Source Cues Up Video Content For Joe Strummer Documentary

ITN Source has provided footage for the Julien Temple directed film 'The Future is Unwritten - Joe Strummer' a feature length documentary that chronicles the Clash front-man's life and philosophies that guided him and in turn influenced countless bands across the world from U2 to the The Libertines.

Irn Unveils Winners Of 2007 Radio Journalism Awards

Today the top commercial radio news talent from across the UK are celebrating their award wins at the IRN Radio Journalism Awards fast becoming one of the most talked about events in the radio industry's calendar.

Irn Announces Shortlist For Annual Journalism Awards

IRN today announces the shortlist for the annual IRN Awards, the UK's only national journalism awards for commercial radio. This year IRN received a record number of entries for what is fast becoming one of the most talked about events in the radio industry's calendar.

ITN Sweeps The Board At Rts Television Journalism Awards

Newsrooms at ITN are today celebrating success following their outstanding win of seven Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards, beating both Sky News and the BBC, at a ceremony held in London last night.

ITN Source's Stills Library To Be Represented By Wenn

ITN Source, the world's leading provider of professional video content, has completed an agreement which will allow entertainment news picture agency WENN to license still images from the incredible ITN stills library to its global customer base.