Im very glad! I thought I might have to put up with Murdoch News! Aaaaggghhhh!!
I'm glad ITN have kept the contract for ITV News but am annoyed that because of C3 News they going to have to make cuts. With the current world situation they should be investing and not cutting in the news!
Exact figures: ITN has proposed a bid of £36m to match C3N's £32m. Looks like my source was correct!
Why is this good for ITN? ITV are slowly ripping apart ITN's reputation. It would've been better if C3N got the contract because they haven't got a reputation to worry about.
As for the group being Murdoch dominated, please read a little about it before you make that sort of statement. BSkyB made up a small part of the group and this meant that Murdoch had a very tiny share in the entire contract.
It doesn't matter who wins the contract anyway. As long as editorial control of ITV News is retained by ITV and not handed back to ITN it will continue to slide downhill. A great shame considering ITN were once at the forefront of news. Now they're lagging behind.
The reporters and presenters would've remained whoever won it. You wouldn't have seen Sky presenters on ITV - I doubt whether they'd actually want to.
The only reason I wanted C3N to get the contract was because ITN have a stranglehold over commercial TV news, and that's not right. The average man in the street has access to just 2 sources of tv news. One pro-labour, one pro-tory. That's pretty pathetic.
(Edited by c@t at 6:33 pm on Sep. 26, 2001)
I'm sorry to see that Ch3 News did not get it. ITN are looking old and stale, and Ch3 News would have brought some new blood into the news.
Just look at the ITN News Channel, then look at Sky News, there's a lot of difference.
Ch3 News were made up of CBS News, Bloomberg, BskyB (Sky News) and Ulster TV, they could have brought in some new faces and ways of presenting the News in a brighter way.