06 October 2005

ITV News Channel to leave Freeview?

The ITV News Channel saga staggers on: Broadcast have revealed that ITV are considering removing the channel from Freeview as they have run out of broadcast space and need somewhere to launch ITV4! Rather than scrap Men & Motors to make way for the new channel, a significant improvement in the lads' channel's viewing figures have forced ITV executives to reconsider the News Channel's future. It significantly under-performs rivals BBC News 24 and Sky News, and (like most news channels) actually loses the company money.
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