The Guardian has published an email from The ITV director of news, current affairs and sport, Michael Jermey to staff about the future of ITV regional news.
Here’s a quote from the email, to read more, click the link below.
I’d like to thank everyone for all the hard work people are putting into our programmes in regional newsrooms right across the country. We lost a large number of valued colleagues at the turn of the year and I know people are going the extra mile to keep our services looking excellent.
We are expecting Ofcom to give their views on our proposed restructure of regional news in the week commencing 19 January. If they give the go ahead for our changes ? and I am making no assumptions on that ? then we would roll out the new services in a measured way during February. Regional directors will give more details in each region. The launches will obviously be very important for ITV. I know everyone will be concentrating on making them a great success and that’s where our focus should be. I want today, however, to also share some news on the longer-term future of regional news.