Channel 5 has agreed a new five-year deal with ITN to produce both 5 News and Jeremy Vine in an extension of the current agreement between the two companies.
The deal will enable Channel 5 to maintain its existing Ofcom commitment to deliver a minimum of 280 hours of news each calendar year. The hour-long 5 News programme at 17:00 will continue to be presented by Dan Walker and Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije.
Jeremy Vine, Channel 5’s morning news and current affairs programme produced by ITN Productions, has also been renewed along with Jeremy Vine Extra, which launched in 2022, which has been renewed for one year as part of the deal with ITN. The programme follows Jeremy Vine and runs for 90 minutes to 12.45pm each day. Jeremy Vine Extra will continue to be hosted by Storm Huntley, who co-hosts on Jeremy Vine.
“We’ve had a long-running and successful partnership with ITN, so I’m pleased to be continuing our work with their production teams on 5 News and Jeremy Vine, both staples of the Channel 5 schedule,” Daniel Pearl, Commissioning Editor, Unscripted, Channel 5 and Paramount+ said. “The deal highlights our dedication to providing our viewers with great reporting and interactive discussion on the stories and moments that really matter.”
Rachel Corp, ITN CEO said: “Our teams at 5 News and Jeremy Vine are at the top of their game, with distinctive journalism and a fresh take on the stories that matter most to our audience. From the cost-of-living crisis to long covid, and studio debates on Ukraine and strikes, this investment from Channel 5 means they will continue to offer unique and important public service programming.”
Cait FitzSimons, Editor, 5 News said: “I am so proud of everything 5 News has achieved in the past few years, and our expanded hour-long programme now means we’re able to tell even more of the stories from around the UK that we know aren’t covered elsewhere. The 5 Phone, our live on-air engagement feature via Whatsapp has been a great success, creating an intimate connection between our presenters and viewers, who trust us to tell their stories each day on air.”
Ian Rumsey, Managing Director of Television at ITN Productions said: “We’re delighted that our brilliant team at ITN Productions will continue to make Jeremy Vine for many more years. It’s a programme which provides daily conversation, regular controversy and also has a real sense of community. Our callers are at the heart of everything we do and we now have three and a half hours to feature even more of them.”
In a separate two-year deal, ITN will continue to supply entertainment news to Channel 5, an arrangement it has had in place for the past eight years.
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