At a glance: Channel 3 regions: the proposals

At a glance, your guide to the proposed changes to Channel 3 (ITV, STV, UTV) regions upon the renewal of their licences by 2015.


ENGLAND (NOT BORDER)
NOW
PROPOSED
4 HOURS A WEEK
2 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Regional news programmes merged in 2009 to cover larger regions will be split, so that all regional news bulletins on ITV will be for smaller parts of the UK. The 6pm bulletin will contain 20 minutes of local news and weather, and 10 minutes of shared content between ITV regions.
The ITV West region will be detached from ITV Wales and attached to ITV Westcountry to become ITV South West, but with two sub-regions to provide separate news bulletins.

Proposed news regions:
Anglia East REINSTATED
Anglia West
Central East REINSTATED
Central West
Granada
London
Meridian East REINSTATED
Meridian South
Meridian South with Thames Valley opt out REINSTATED
South West (West)
South West (Westcountry) REINSTATED
Tyne Tees
Yorkshire (North/West)
Yorkshire (South/East) REINSTATED

WALES
NOW
PROPOSED
5 HOURS 30 MINUTES
5 HOURS 30 MINUTES
ITV Wales will be split from ITV West, ending the historical link between the stations, which was the result of HTV Wales and West era. In reality, ITV West and ITV Wales have been providing different regional programmes for years.  The total hour requirement includes 2 hours 30 minutes a week specifically for regional news.  Read more... >

CHANNEL ISLANDS
NOW
PROPOSED
4 HOURS
3 HOURS 20 MINUTES
ITV Channel TV will continue to provide a full 30 minutes of news, sport and weather for the Channel Islands.

SCOTLAND (NOT BORDER)
NOW
PROPOSED
5 HOURS 30 MINUTES
5 HOURS 30 MINUTES
STV retains the same requirements as before. The total hour requirement includes 2 hours 30 minutes a week for regional news.

NORTHERN IRELAND
NOW
PROPOSED
6 HOURS
5 HOURS 30 MINUTES
UTV sees its overall commitment requirement reduced by 30 minutes, bringing the channel in line with Scotland and Wales. The total hour requirement includes 2 hours 30 minutes a week for regional news.


BORDER
NOW
PROPOSED
4 HOURS
Subject to consultation.
The future of ITV Border’s regional commitment is subject to an Ofcom consultation. Read more >







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1 comments:

  1. Starting to seem why bother!

    ITV probably hoping the local tv project that be webstreaming and uplink to a local transmitter sites takes off!

    Sure ITV if they could they be quick to lose local but they be alot slower to kill advertising but they easily could do a Global Radio (Heart) with not just service but use technology to bring false localness.

    It not just ITV and Global - majority of newspapers are within a handful of groups like Local World that published away from what traditional done.

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