Channel 5 has signed a new three-year contract with ITN to continue to produce 5 News. 

 

The contract will run until 2022.

 

ITN, which also produces Channel 5’s daily current affairs show Jeremy Vine, has been the producer of 5 News for most of the period since the programme and Channel 5 launched in 1997. 

 

Daniel Pearl, Channel 5’s Commissioning Editor said: “News is an important part of our public service remit and Channel 5 viewers turn to us for trusted information and insight on the topics they care about. ITN delivers quality journalism and our renewed partnership will continue to cater for viewers across the breadth of the country.”

 

ITN Chief Executive Anna Mallett said: “5 News is a hugely important part of the news landscape in the UK with a deep understanding of its audience, so it’s fantastic that we are continuing our successful partnership with Channel 5 as a trusted and distinctive news provider.”

 

The deal comes on the back of ITN securing a new multi-year contract to continue producing both ITV News and ITV News London last year. The new deal will see the company produce the programme until 2024, meaning that ITN will have produced the programme continuously for almost seventy years.

 

Staff Reporter