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buster1,483 posts since 15 Mar 2006
London London
Wonder if ITN will put 5 News back in the original studio - which was home to Big Game TV for a while, then went to office space, then the Setanta Sport News channel, then back to office space which (I think) it still is now. It's right at the front of the Grays Inn Road building so if the blinds are open you can still see what remains of it's former life hanging from the ceiling!
London Lite6,947 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
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For ITN, however, the deal presents the chance to supply news for all three terrestrial commercial broadcasters once again.


Is it really healthy for a single commercial company to be in such a position? It certainly doesn't strike me as a very compertitive environment -- but maybe that's not entirely a bad thing when it comes to TV news. Confused


ITN have proved they can supply the three commercial terrestrial channels who all have differing editorial agendas.

The old London (Showbiz) Tonight format would be perfect for the new streamlined 5 News.

On the other hand, where are the cuts going to come from? They don't really need two anchors for the 5 and 7 and showbiz reporters could also work on OK! TV as now. With a greater emphasis on showbiz, they could have a senior correspondent, a couple of general reporters and showbiz shared with OKTV. Sian Welby who currently presents the weather and a weekly slot on OKTV, could also be used more often.


Well there's no need to do any of that because Channel 5's deal with Sky News seen them having to pay them £9 Million a year, with ITN it's half of that so they've already saved close to £5 Million. Plus Matt and Emma along with Jeff and Jenny are all employees of Channel 5 so in paticular the last three have all joined this year so I'll doubt there deals will be running out anytime soon so to get with of one or more of them would cost them money. Add to the fact the 5 and 7 pm often feature different running orders/reports/stories so are very different the current system works fine. Plus the amount of staff ITN have they'll save on reporters.

Unless you want Sian Welby to give us a shipping forecast there's not much more in the Weather Presenter's remit. Apart from perhaps when theres a weather related story giving a interview to the presenter/in the report.

The old London Tonight showbiz format would not work as 5 News tend to report on showbiz rather than have guests in the studio and that would also sort of be doing OKTV's job.


Are you watching a different 5 News to everyone else? The 5 and 7 are virtually identical in the running order, the only difference is blokey is replaced by one of Desmond's babes, with the weather which is the same as the 5 repeated which is presented by another attractive woman.

Now I like Matt and Emma, yet is it really cost effective to have two presenters with two bulletins so close to each other, while the rest of the bulletins are considerably limp in comparison?
ginofish644 posts since 7 Feb 2010
Granada North West Today
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For ITN, however, the deal presents the chance to supply news for all three terrestrial commercial broadcasters once again.


Is it really healthy for a single commercial company to be in such a position? It certainly doesn't strike me as a very compertitive environment -- but maybe that's not entirely a bad thing when it comes to TV news. Confused


ITN have proved they can supply the three commercial terrestrial channels who all have differing editorial agendas.

The old London (Showbiz) Tonight format would be perfect for the new streamlined 5 News.

On the other hand, where are the cuts going to come from? They don't really need two anchors for the 5 and 7 and showbiz reporters could also work on OK! TV as now. With a greater emphasis on showbiz, they could have a senior correspondent, a couple of general reporters and showbiz shared with OKTV. Sian Welby who currently presents the weather and a weekly slot on OKTV, could also be used more often.


Well there's no need to do any of that because Channel 5's deal with Sky News seen them having to pay them £9 Million a year, with ITN it's half of that so they've already saved close to £5 Million. Plus Matt and Emma along with Jeff and Jenny are all employees of Channel 5 so in paticular the last three have all joined this year so I'll doubt there deals will be running out anytime soon so to get with of one or more of them would cost them money. Add to the fact the 5 and 7 pm often feature different running orders/reports/stories so are very different the current system works fine. Plus the amount of staff ITN have they'll save on reporters.

Unless you want Sian Welby to give us a shipping forecast there's not much more in the Weather Presenter's remit. Apart from perhaps when theres a weather related story giving a interview to the presenter/in the report.

The old London Tonight showbiz format would not work as 5 News tend to report on showbiz rather than have guests in the studio and that would also sort of be doing OKTV's job.


Are you watching a different 5 News to everyone else? The 5 and 7 are virtually identical in the running order, the only difference is blokey is replaced by one of Desmond's babes, with the weather which is the same as the 5 repeated which is presented by another attractive woman.

Now I like Matt and Emma, yet is it really cost effective to have two presenters with two bulletins so close to each other, while the rest of the bulletins are considerably limp in comparison?


The general understanding on the forum is although the correspondents our supplied by Sky, Matt and Emma are employed by Channel 5. The news output has just had a major revamp which included the hiring of Emma and I doubt her contract runs out before February of next year. Matt on the other hand although he has been with 5 for close to 5 years his contract will probably just have changed as well moving from the 7pm to 5pm bulletin as well so to make redundant either one of them is probably going to cost them a lot more than just to pay there salaries. They've also just saved £4.5 million by defaulting to ITN.
newsatten1,941 posts since 6 Nov 2008
London

The general understanding on the forum is although the correspondents our supplied by Sky, Matt and Emma are employed by Channel 5. The news output has just had a major revamp which included the hiring of Emma and I doubt her contract runs out before February of next year. Matt on the other hand although he has been with 5 for close to 5 years his contract will probably just have changed as well moving from the 7pm to 5pm bulletin as well so to make redundant either one of them is probably going to cost them a lot more than just to pay there salaries. They've also just saved £4.5 million by defaulting to ITN.


Well no one knows the basis on their contracts so there’s no pint speculating and saying stuff like "I doubt her contract runs out before February. Especially when you consider the fact that a new ITN bulletin would hardly take a couple of weeks to set up and it's not even been officially announced yet. So realistically you’re looking at a Jan 2012 launch at the earliest. Oh and what a surprise that is virtually February - so according to you "Emma's contract might have run out. Problem solved.
VMPhil7,062 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
I think Five/5 News' best look was the 2003 package, a great studio and a great theme tune, with some great graphics - replacing the tired library theme music the show had used since its inception. It also saw it go upmarket, of course that wasn't to last with Sky News coming in 2005 and now we're back to Channel 5's original state in 1997.
ginofish644 posts since 7 Feb 2010
Granada North West Today

The general understanding on the forum is although the correspondents our supplied by Sky, Matt and Emma are employed by Channel 5. The news output has just had a major revamp which included the hiring of Emma and I doubt her contract runs out before February of next year. Matt on the other hand although he has been with 5 for close to 5 years his contract will probably just have changed as well moving from the 7pm to 5pm bulletin as well so to make redundant either one of them is probably going to cost them a lot more than just to pay there salaries. They've also just saved £4.5 million by defaulting to ITN.


Well no one knows the basis on their contracts so there’s no pint speculating and saying stuff like "I doubt her contract runs out before February. Especially when you consider the fact that a new ITN bulletin would hardly take a couple of weeks to set up and it's not even been officially announced yet. So realistically you’re looking at a Jan 2012 launch at the earliest. Oh and what a surprise that is virtually February - so according to you "Emma's contract might have run out. Problem solved.


So you think Emma Crosby would go to 5 News on a 1 year contract?
all new Phil2,151 posts since 12 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
Sorry but nothing can beat the original 5 News from 1997. The knock-on effect that it had on the presentation of practically every other news programme in the UK was incredible - this was back in the days when BBC News was presented in front of a plain blue background, ITV News was presented in front of a plain blue background... you get the idea.
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ginofish644 posts since 7 Feb 2010
Granada North West Today
So you think Emma Crosby would go to 5 News on a 1 year contract?

Why would you assume anything more - one year contracts are pretty standard and Emma Crosby is hardly a big named broadcaster - she's no Kirsty Young.


She's presented GMTV for 3 years, made headlines fronting BBC Nationals when a strike was on and spent years a Sky News. I think she is to be fair to her.
all new Phil2,151 posts since 12 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
Don't forget as well, prior to 5 News, she had presented a fair few times on the BBC News Channel. Working for the BBC is a journalist's ultimate ambition I'd imagine, so the deal they gave her must have been good enough to lure her from the prospect of working upwards there.
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House3,139 posts since 13 Mar 2007
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Assuming their contracts were with C5 and not Sky (though remember contracts can always be transferred, or in exceptional cases the person re-hired by the new company), I'm guessing any decision on presenters would be based on whether Channel 5 wanted them or not. Contracts can be ended early (often for a price), let to expire or renewed.
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