On the back of this months poll about bringing the ITV News Channel back, i thought i would do a mock of how a schedule could look. Using ITN presenters form Four & ITV news. I did however call the channel V-News as i think the only way it could make a come back is by a virgin takeover.
06:00 – Morning Edition
with Penny Smith & John Stapleton
Penny Smith & John Satpleton bring you News, Weather, Sport, Money & Travel updates from our team of Journalists every 3O minutes. As well as interviews with people setting the News agenda. The first hour broadcast on ITV1’s GMTV
09:00 – V-Newsroom
with Ginny Buckley & James Mates
Live from the V-Newsroom. You see the news as we get it. V-Newsroom also assembles top correspondents, analysts, contributors and guests for complete, up-to-the minute coverage of the day’s events.
12:00 – Online
with Mary Nightingale
The program combines traditional reporting methods with the newest innovative online resources, making the entire process of news-gathering more transparent and placing the latest news and information at the viewers. The program also features phone calls and web-cam chats from viewers around the globe in our feature "Your Report"
13:00 – V-Newsroom
with Nina Hossain & Geraint Vincent
Live from the V-Newsroom. You see the news as we get it. Newsroom also assembles top correspondents, analysts, contributors and guests for complete, up-to-the minute coverage of the day’s events.
16:00 – The Power Block: City Now
with Mark Eddo
V-News monitors the momentum of the final hour of trading. Reviews the market suprises of the day. And has interviews with Key guests live from the London Stock Exchange in The City
17:00 – The Power Block: World News
with Mark Austin
World news is a fast-moving, surprising and provocative alternative to the typical evening news programs. Covering not only the day’s top stories, but the fascinating, the unexpected and the underreported
18:00 – The Power Block: Westminster Today
with Alistair Stewart
Alistair stewart takes an indepth look at the world of politics. With special guests and contributers.
PRIMETIME: with headlines every 30min read by Sheila Jansen
19:00 -PRIMETIME: Lime Light
with Katie Derham
Limelight is an unconventional look at the news of the day featuring Katie’s unique and often amusing perspective on top stories from world events and politics to pop culture and everyday hassles. The show will be centered on current events and the opinions of Kate, Audience members and Guests.
20:00 – PRIMETIME: Your Word
with Richard Littlejohn
Your Word is a debate show on the pressing Political and Moral issues of the day. Viewers are asked to call in and voice their opinion either in support of opposition of the host and guests.
21:00 -PRIMETIME: On Scene
with Samira Ahmed
On Scene brings you the stories that matter the most to you. Every night, we bring you the most dramatic stories: We’ll take you inside the news and behind the headlines, from across the country and around the globe. Designed for those interested in the legal stories of the day. Samira challenges guests on the most controversial and high-profile legal issues of the day"
22:00 -PRIMETIME: In Review
with Alex Thomson
Alex takes on engaging, opinionated and often heated in-depth segments on the days issues. The one-hour show also features regular guests debating the Days events and Reviewing the mornings papers.
23:00 – PRIMETIME: Entertainment Tonight
with Nina Nannar
Entertainment Tonight is a fun alternative to the hard hitting late night news shows. It akes on the most talked about stories in the entertainment industry. The show also features revealing interviews with the world’s top celebrities and newsmakers. "Entertainment Tonight" covers topics like no other entertainment news show
Yeah i think the channel could work. It would be deliberately tabloid. As BBC trys to be upper-class and Sky is in the middle.
I would pit Mary Nightingale against Kay Burley on lunchtime live and then Mark Austin against Hugh & JT during the 5pm hour.
I have also made Primetime schedule as there is no real competition in the Evening. Yeah Sky did try it with World News and Sky Report, but they werent real programs, more just Sky News with a name change.
And Hiring Littlejohn, Buckley & Janson would be to add salt to Sky News wound.