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London Lite10,472 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
It seems to keep in with their 'normal' daytime schedule on bank holidays for a normal lunchtime and evening edition of the regional news.

The 6pm bulletins did seem padded though on Good Friday with packages produced before the day.
CraigWills90 posts since 2 Aug 2017
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Loose Women did an extended slot on both Good Friday and today meaning the lunchtime news was scheduled from 1:45-1:55 so I’m guessing a 8-10 minute update, local news at lunchtime was scheduled for the same slot so regions have just lost their late update on both bank holiday over Easter as GMB was on air with regional updates this morning.
Even if the 6pm regional programmes were padded out with extra fluff packages it’s good to see them doing a full regional programme, of course this could just be a consequence of the lack of half hour filler shows though, I’m sure there’s a half hour You’ve Been Framed that someone could of found.
JKDerry1,689 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
It seems only the festive period is the time where all the schedules get thrown into a mess. From around December 23rd to January 2nd it is a complete muddle of what is on and where. Maybe they have learnt this lesson and decided to try and keep a sense of normality for bank holidays and Easter.
WW Update4,741 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Just been announced via RXTVlog that Ofcom has approved the appointment of ITN as the Channel 3 news provider until 2024.


I don't get it. Why would Ofcom get to decide that? I thought it's up to ITV to decide whom they wan to select as their news provider (or, as they case may be, if they want to produce their own news.)
Connews844 posts since 29 Oct 2006
Just been announced via RXTVlog that Ofcom has approved the appointment of ITN as the Channel 3 news provider until 2024.


I don't get it. Why would Ofcom get to decide that? I thought it's up to ITV to decide whom they wan to select as their news provider (or, as they case may be, if they want to produce their own news.)


I believe that it is because it is a public service broadcaster. In exchange for benefits (good position on EPG etc.) they have to meet extra requirements surrounding the quality and quantity of news coverage. As such, I imagine Ofcom would want to rubber-stamp the news provider to make sure they are up to the job (financially and journalistically).
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