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Inspector Sands12,660 posts since 25 Aug 2004
I wonder how this 'out of region' content will work. Will it just be content from the other half of the sub-region, or from another region, will both sub regions necessarilly feature the same out of region content?

Yes, it'll be interesting to see how it works. I suspect it will mostly be between sub-regions, although maybe there might be sharing between regions depending on where a story takes place. For example a story in Wiltshire might be on Meridian West and ITV West and something in North Kent shared between London, Meridian East and Anglia.

Of course that sort of sharing is something the BBC has done for years, it's not uncommon to have a report from a BBC East reporter on BBC London for a story that's in somewhere like Chelmsford. That's why there's sometimes a quite serious story about a murder or similar 10-15 minutes into a BBC regional news programme - two regions are doing it and the one has first dibs.

Although in my experience most sharing in BBC regional news is for standby stories, not 10% of the programme

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How much content will there be available without it being tenuous, particularly for the likes of Granada who only have one sub-region.

The other thought is that they will probably commission multi-region features that work anywhere or can be tailored to the region. A bit like those stories you get on local radio which are a national story but written to make it sound like it's about the local area, e.g 'a report out today says cancer survival rates in Devon rose 5% last year'.... 'a report out today says cancer survival rates in South Yorkshire rose 5% last year' etc.
RB124 posts since 17 Jan 2006
The Border proposals are peculiar. So much fuss for about 650,000 people. A 30-minute news programme while everywhere else (many regions with millions of viewers) gets the 20 regional+10non-regional option.
And the Border region now is smaller than it was pre-2009. It lost more than 10 per cent of its audience when the Isle of Man was moved to Granadaland.
No suggestion in the Ofcom document that the Isle of Man should be moved to Border. Considering the issue was raised in Tynwald and was backed by a survey by the Manx Communications Commission it's unlikely that will change.
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Rijowhi662 posts since 24 Jul 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
Another proposal...

Itv REGIONS NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

Three 3 minute DAYBREAK bulletins now for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN – OLD ITV WEST REGION), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Plus itv NEWS WALES, ITV NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS bulletins and UTV NEWS.

5 minute bulletin at 13:55 for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN – OLD ITV WEST REGION), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Plus itv NEWS WALES, ITV NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS bulletins and UTV NEWS.

18:00 – 18:35 itv: NEWS presents 35 MINUTES
A Regionally edited and presented* more News focused programme covering the latest International, National and Regional News, Sport and Weather co-produced by award winning ITN and the ITV Regions teams.
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Despite the programme being more News focused, don't worry the programme will still finish with 'And Finally...'!

The Regional News programmes of ITV NEWS WALES, ITV NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS and UTV NEWS are now extended by 5 minutes. This proposal will also see these programmes also have access to footage from ITN's News team.

* This is yet another alternative to their '20 minute plan'. Remember it's the News gathering within the ITV Regions that costs the most money in Regional News programmes. Some of the programmes would be the same programme with sub-Regional News items added in (for example Meridian South East/Meridian South/Meridian Thames Valley). If Ofcom allowed the combining of the two ITV Evening News programmes, I feel a Regionally focused News programme that also covers National and International issues could be a realistic way of ITV maintaining some sort of Regional focus. This way ITV's News service could still also act as major competition for the BBC (and be quite different to their offering).

18:35 (THURSDAY) itv: NEWS presents...LIFE...(Your region here, for example CENTRAL).
A Regional Current Affairs for each of ITV's English/Border regions...ITV LONDON, ITV MERIDIAN, ITV WESTCOUNTRY, ITV CENTRAL, ITV ANGLIA, ITV GRANADA, ITV YORKSHIRE, ITV TYNE TEES, ITV BORDER. At this time itv WALES, itv CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV and UTV will opt-out of the network feed.

18:35 (FRIDAY) itv: NEWS presents...FRIDAY!
A new programme looking at Celebrity News and the lighter News in ITV's English regions/Wales and the Channel Islands. (Not STV/UTV).

5 minute bulletin at the end of News At Ten for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN – OLD ITV WEST REGION), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Plus itv NEWS WALES, itv NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS bulletins and UTV NEWS.

On Saturday and Sunday, there would be a sub-regional 5 minute bulletin in the Evening as per ITV's proposal.
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62305822,420 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Do you have a link?

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5 minute bulletin at 13:55 for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...


That sounds a lot better.

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18:00 – 18:35 itv: NEWS presents 35 MINUTES


I take it STV would just extend there main news, what else could fill up the reaming time with?

Maybe STV news 45mins, then a new sports section for 12min?
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Brekkie29,841 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
It's another of his own ideas, nothing official. Far too wordy for me to read but from spotting a celebrity based news bulletin at 18.35 on Fridays amongst the repeated list of regions I'd guess it's something not worth consideration.

Back in the real world and Adam Crozier all in favour of regionality on Granada Reports today and saying how the regions are what makes ITV difference. Whether his actions in the years ahead back that up remains to be seen, but to be fair to the bloke he's done a much better job with ITV than he did with the FA and Royal Mail.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Ne1L C507 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Another proposal...

Itv REGIONS NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

Three 3 minute DAYBREAK bulletins now for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN – OLD ITV WEST REGION), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Plus itv NEWS WALES, ITV NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS bulletins and UTV NEWS.

5 minute bulletin at 13:55 for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN – OLD ITV WEST REGION), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Plus itv NEWS WALES, ITV NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS bulletins and UTV NEWS.

18:00 – 18:35 itv: NEWS presents 35 MINUTES
A Regionally edited and presented* more News focused programme covering the latest International, National and Regional News, Sport and Weather co-produced by award winning ITN and the ITV Regions teams.
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Despite the programme being more News focused, don't worry the programme will still finish with 'And Finally...'!

The Regional News programmes of ITV NEWS WALES, ITV NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS and UTV NEWS are now extended by 5 minutes. This proposal will also see these programmes also have access to footage from ITN's News team.

* This is yet another alternative to their '20 minute plan'. Remember it's the News gathering within the ITV Regions that costs the most money in Regional News programmes. Some of the programmes would be the same programme with sub-Regional News items added in (for example Meridian South East/Meridian South/Meridian Thames Valley). If Ofcom allowed the combining of the two ITV Evening News programmes, I feel a Regionally focused News programme that also covers National and International issues could be a realistic way of ITV maintaining some sort of Regional focus. This way ITV's News service could still also act as major competition for the BBC (and be quite different to their offering).

18:35 (THURSDAY) itv: NEWS presents...LIFE...(Your region here, for example CENTRAL).
A Regional Current Affairs for each of ITV's English/Border regions...ITV LONDON, ITV MERIDIAN, ITV WESTCOUNTRY, ITV CENTRAL, ITV ANGLIA, ITV GRANADA, ITV YORKSHIRE, ITV TYNE TEES, ITV BORDER. At this time itv WALES, itv CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV and UTV will opt-out of the network feed.

18:35 (FRIDAY) itv: NEWS presents...FRIDAY!
A new programme looking at Celebrity News and the lighter News in ITV's English regions/Wales and the Channel Islands. (Not STV/UTV).

5 minute bulletin at the end of News At Ten for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN – OLD ITV WEST REGION), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Plus itv NEWS WALES, itv NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS bulletins and UTV NEWS.

On Saturday and Sunday, there would be a sub-regional 5 minute bulletin in the Evening as per ITV's proposal.



Maybe another option based on the "35 Minutes" idea is a combined World/National/Regional bulletin in the style of the old BBC programme "Sixty Minutes"

6.00.NATIONAL/WORLD HEADLINES followed by REGIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
6.02 to 6.22 NATIONAL NEWS
6.22 to 6.35 REGIONAL NEWS
6.35 TO 6.40 SPORTS NEWS

6.40 TO 6.50 IN DEPTH REPORTS
6.50 CLOSING HEADLINES
6.52 NATIONAL WEATHER
Rijowhi662 posts since 24 Jul 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
It's another of his own ideas, nothing official. Far too wordy for me to read but from spotting a celebrity based news bulletin at 18.35 on Fridays amongst the repeated list of regions I'd guess it's something not worth consideration.

Back in the real world and Adam Crozier all in favour of regionality on Granada Reports today and saying how the regions are what makes ITV difference. Whether his actions in the years ahead back that up remains to be seen, but to be fair to the bloke he's done a much better job with ITV than he did with the FA and Royal Mail.


To be honest I was struggling with the wording of the Friday Evening 18:35 programme. What I was really trying to hint at was a programme for lighter stories from the ITV regions, with maybe a couple of minutes of Celebrity News within the programme.

Adam Crozier is true in what in makes ITV different is the Regions...he would be wise to listen to his own words. There should always be some Regionality to ITV's main channel in my opinion, no matter how popular any Local TV becomes. As you say though he's done fairly well so far, better than most of the previous ITV plc Chief's it must be said. Let the return to form of ITV continue, it's good for the whole of Broadcasting.
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Rijowhi662 posts since 24 Jul 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
Another proposal...

Itv REGIONS NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

Three 3 minute DAYBREAK bulletins now for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN – OLD ITV WEST REGION), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Plus itv NEWS WALES, ITV NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS bulletins and UTV NEWS.

5 minute bulletin at 13:55 for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN – OLD ITV WEST REGION), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Plus itv NEWS WALES, ITV NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS bulletins and UTV NEWS.

18:00 – 18:35 itv: NEWS presents 35 MINUTES
A Regionally edited and presented* more News focused programme covering the latest International, National and Regional News, Sport and Weather co-produced by award winning ITN and the ITV Regions teams.
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Despite the programme being more News focused, don't worry the programme will still finish with 'And Finally...'!

The Regional News programmes of ITV NEWS WALES, ITV NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS and UTV NEWS are now extended by 5 minutes. This proposal will also see these programmes also have access to footage from ITN's News team.

* This is yet another alternative to their '20 minute plan'. Remember it's the News gathering within the ITV Regions that costs the most money in Regional News programmes. Some of the programmes would be the same programme with sub-Regional News items added in (for example Meridian South East/Meridian South/Meridian Thames Valley). If Ofcom allowed the combining of the two ITV Evening News programmes, I feel a Regionally focused News programme that also covers National and International issues could be a realistic way of ITV maintaining some sort of Regional focus. This way ITV's News service could still also act as major competition for the BBC (and be quite different to their offering).

18:35 (THURSDAY) itv: NEWS presents...LIFE...(Your region here, for example CENTRAL).
A Regional Current Affairs for each of ITV's English/Border regions...ITV LONDON, ITV MERIDIAN, ITV WESTCOUNTRY, ITV CENTRAL, ITV ANGLIA, ITV GRANADA, ITV YORKSHIRE, ITV TYNE TEES, ITV BORDER. At this time itv WALES, itv CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV and UTV will opt-out of the network feed.

18:35 (FRIDAY) itv: NEWS presents...FRIDAY!
A new programme looking at Celebrity News and the lighter News in ITV's English regions/Wales and the Channel Islands. (Not STV/UTV).

5 minute bulletin at the end of News At Ten for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN – OLD ITV WEST REGION), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Plus itv NEWS WALES, itv NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS bulletins and UTV NEWS.

On Saturday and Sunday, there would be a sub-regional 5 minute bulletin in the Evening as per ITV's proposal.



Maybe another option based on the "35 Minutes" idea is a combined World/National/Regional bulletin in the style of the old BBC programme "Sixty Minutes"

6.00.NATIONAL/WORLD HEADLINES followed by REGIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
6.02 to 6.22 NATIONAL NEWS
6.22 to 6.35 REGIONAL NEWS
6.35 TO 6.40 SPORTS NEWS

6.40 TO 6.50 IN DEPTH REPORTS
6.50 CLOSING HEADLINES
6.52 NATIONAL WEATHER


It's certainly another idea and if it was just for England only I feel it could work. I can see issues with STV and UTV agreeing with this idea though. The other stumbling block I can picture is ITV have stated Wales and the Channel Islands will get at least a 30 minute programme in the Evening made within their boundries.
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Ne1L C507 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Another proposal...

Itv REGIONS NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

Three 3 minute DAYBREAK bulletins now for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN – OLD ITV WEST REGION), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Plus itv NEWS WALES, ITV NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS bulletins and UTV NEWS.

5 minute bulletin at 13:55 for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN – OLD ITV WEST REGION), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Plus itv NEWS WALES, ITV NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS bulletins and UTV NEWS.

18:00 – 18:35 itv: NEWS presents 35 MINUTES
A Regionally edited and presented* more News focused programme covering the latest International, National and Regional News, Sport and Weather co-produced by award winning ITN and the ITV Regions teams.
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Despite the programme being more News focused, don't worry the programme will still finish with 'And Finally...'!

The Regional News programmes of ITV NEWS WALES, ITV NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS and UTV NEWS are now extended by 5 minutes. This proposal will also see these programmes also have access to footage from ITN's News team.

* This is yet another alternative to their '20 minute plan'. Remember it's the News gathering within the ITV Regions that costs the most money in Regional News programmes. Some of the programmes would be the same programme with sub-Regional News items added in (for example Meridian South East/Meridian South/Meridian Thames Valley). If Ofcom allowed the combining of the two ITV Evening News programmes, I feel a Regionally focused News programme that also covers National and International issues could be a realistic way of ITV maintaining some sort of Regional focus. This way ITV's News service could still also act as major competition for the BBC (and be quite different to their offering).

18:35 (THURSDAY) itv: NEWS presents...LIFE...(Your region here, for example CENTRAL).
A Regional Current Affairs for each of ITV's English/Border regions...ITV LONDON, ITV MERIDIAN, ITV WESTCOUNTRY, ITV CENTRAL, ITV ANGLIA, ITV GRANADA, ITV YORKSHIRE, ITV TYNE TEES, ITV BORDER. At this time itv WALES, itv CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV and UTV will opt-out of the network feed.

18:35 (FRIDAY) itv: NEWS presents...FRIDAY!
A new programme looking at Celebrity News and the lighter News in ITV's English regions/Wales and the Channel Islands. (Not STV/UTV).

5 minute bulletin at the end of News At Ten for the following Regions/Sub-Regions...
ITV NEWS LONDON, ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH EAST), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (SOUTH), ITV NEWS MERIDIAN (THAMES VALLEY), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (SOUTHERN), ITV NEWS WESTCOUNTRY (NORTHERN – OLD ITV WEST REGION), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (WEST), ITV NEWS CENTRAL (EAST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (WEST), ITV NEWS ANGLIA (EAST), ITV NEWS GRANADA, ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR NORTH), ITV NEWS YORKSHIRE (CALENDAR SOUTH), ITV NEWS TYNE TEES, ITV NEWS BORDER. Plus itv NEWS WALES, itv NEWS CHANNEL ISLANDS, STV NEWS bulletins and UTV NEWS.

On Saturday and Sunday, there would be a sub-regional 5 minute bulletin in the Evening as per ITV's proposal.



Maybe another option based on the "35 Minutes" idea is a combined World/National/Regional bulletin in the style of the old BBC programme "Sixty Minutes"

6.00.NATIONAL/WORLD HEADLINES followed by REGIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
6.02 to 6.22 NATIONAL NEWS
6.22 to 6.35 REGIONAL NEWS
6.35 TO 6.40 SPORTS NEWS

6.40 TO 6.50 IN DEPTH REPORTS
6.50 CLOSING HEADLINES
6.52 NATIONAL WEATHER


It's certainly another idea and if it was just for England only I feel it could work. I can see issues with STV and UTV agreeing with this idea though. The other stumbling block I can picture is ITV have stated Wales and the Channel Islands will get at least a 30 minute programme in the Evening made within their boundries.


With all due respect to the Channel Islands. There isn't enough to sustain a 15 minute bulletin, let alone 30.

STV may just opt-out entirely. Wales could make a decent fist of it and possibly UTV.

But I think a plausible format would be a split ITV network with the following schedule:


6.00.NATIONAL/WORLD HEADLINES followed by REGIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
6.02 to 6.22 NATIONAL NEWS
6.22 to 6.35 REGIONAL NEWS (Channel Islands probably pre-recorded with mixture of news, sport and "community news". Wales and UTV would follow the national pattern)
6.35 TO 6.40 SPORTS NEWS

6.40 TO 6.50 IN DEPTH REPORTS
6.50 CLOSING HEADLINES
6.52 NATIONAL WEATHER

(STV would have a national "Scotland at Six" for 1 hour)
Ne1L C507 posts since 11 Sep 2011


With all due respect to the Channel Islands. There isn't enough to sustain a 15 minute bulletin, let alone 30.


Indeed, Channel already pads out the Friday edition with Report Sport.

They ditched Report Sport brand in favour of ITV News Sport with this year's rebrand.


This will ruffle a few feathers but maybe this revamped schedule will be created for the Channel Islands:

6.22-6.28 Channel Report
6.28-6.35 South Sports (Sports news for both the South of England and the Channel Islands. Possibly broadcast from Meridian studios in Southampton with pre-recorded inserts and reports from Channel)