ITV NC coming off Freeview?

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daved2424
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Post by daved2424 » Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:16 am

sizeo:7/sizeoITV could drop News for lads channel

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ITV is considering pulling the ITV News Channel off Freeview in a bid to keep lads channel Men and Motors on the digital terrestrial platform.



Senior executives at ITV are discussing plans, which could see the news service hauled off to allow Men and Motors, which is more likely to deliver profits, stay on Freeview when ITV4 launches.



ITV needs to make room for ITV4, because it only has five slots on the platform. These are currently all taken up with ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV News and Men and Motors.


Source: broadcastnow.co.uk



Who would miss it anyway?

Ornsack
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Post by Ornsack » Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:35 pm

Yeah, I watch BBC News and Sky News a lot but can't ever remember a time when I watched ITV News for more than a minute.



Every time I flick over it's pre-recorded stuff anyhoo

HBox
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Post by HBox » Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:23 am

It isn't really much of a loss if they do swap ITV News for ITV 4, news content will be around the same anyway.

gazzaeuro
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Post by gazzaeuro » Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:01 pm

The ITV News Channel is so cheap and poorly run I don't think anybody would miss it if it went off Freeview, compared to Sky News and BBC News 24 who do a much better job.

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