National and international evening news will become hourly programs from March 2022
The national and international evening news will become hour-long programs from March 2022, the broadcaster has announced.
Upcoming changes will also see Coronation Street be moved to three three-hour episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the new 8pm slot.
Emmerdale, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year, will be moving to the 7:30 p.m. location.
ITV said the move was to “increase the main shows on the schedule before 9pm”.
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s executive director of media and entertainment, said: “As viewing habits change rapidly, our live audiences of local and international news programs remain strong. significantly. Our evening news program reaches an impressive 35.6 million viewers in 2021.
“We are delighted to announce this investment in ITV’s key public service strength, high quality, impartial broadcast journalism, at a time that couldn’t be more important.
“The nation’s two most popular continuations, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, are fundamental to ITV’s success and we know that, like all drama, viewers are increasingly watching. them whenever, and in whatever way they choose.
“New scheduling means viewers can watch them live on TV one at a time for a long period of time, as well as on the ITV Hub, where they are regularly featured on the most watched shows every month. ”
This article will continue to be updated as more information becomes available
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