ITN taps AWS for live cloud-based content production and delivery

The news broadcaster behind ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5, ITN, is transitioning its on-premises workflows into the cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies to improve remote content production and delivery. ITN aims to move its off-the-shelf media equipment off-premises and into a data center. The partnership with AWS also marks a step towards reducing ITN’s carbon […]

ITV News head appointed CEO of ITN

UK news, factual and sport production firm ITN has appointed Rachel Corp as its new CEO. She will take up the new role on 1 September, with current CEO Deborah Turness continuing to lead the organisation until then. Corp currently serves as editor of ITV News, which is produced by ITN, where she holds overall […]

ITN names new technology chief

UK news production outfit ITN has named Jon Roberts as its new director of technology, production and innovation.   Roberts will join ITN’s senior leadership team and will head up technical strategy for the company, guiding the management and development of broadcast operations, technology, studios, media management and workflows. Roberts joined ITN as a trainee […]

NBC’s Deborah Turness returns to ITN as CEO, ahead of Anna Mallett’s Netflix move

UK-based current affairs producer ITN has re-hired Deborah Turness from NBC News as its CEO, replacing the Netflix-bound Anna Mallett. Turness was most recently president of NBC News International, a role she took up in 2017 with a remit across editorial, production and commercial operations. Prior to that, Turness headed up the US-facing NBC News for […]

ITN names ex-TRT, BBC and Al Jazeera staffer as CTO

UK news broadcaster ITN has named Mohammed Akhlaq as its new chief technology officer. Akhlaq will join ITN on October 1, having most recently worked with Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), where he has held senior strategic technology roles since 2016, latterly as a consultant and previously as director of technical operations. As ITN’s […]

Rowena Cordrey to join Viacom from ITN

Current ITN deputy head of compliance, Rowena Cordrey, is to join Viacom International Media Networks as vice president, head of content, legal and compliance. In this role, Cordrey will oversee the legal and regulatory compliance of Viacom’s content across Channel 5, MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon; including broadcast, online and marketing output across the UK, […]

ITN’s Hardie to quit CEO role at the end of the year

ITN CEO John Hardie is quitting his role at the end of 2018 following nine years at the helm of the UK-based news organisation and content producer. Since joining in 2009, Hardie has overseen a successful period for the company, returning ITN to profitability and diversifying the business to achieve record revenues and profits. Commenting, […]

Sky News names content chief

Sky News has named Cristina Nicolotti Squires as director of content, placing her in charge of output across all Sky platforms including television, mobile, social media and radio. As part of her role, Squires will also head up special programming including Sky News documentaries, debate programmes and the weekly panel show, The Pledge. She will […]

Viacom’s Channel 5 to up news output following Ofcom settlement

UK broadcaster Channel 5 is to increase its news and original programming output, according to new licensing rules set out by Ofcom that follow Viacom’s buyout of the station. According to the UK broadcast regulator’s Channel 5  ‘change of control’ review, which was published today, the network must increase its minimum quota of news programmes […]

SIS Live kicks off Ka-band-based SNG with Astra

Satellite newsgathering specialist SIS Live has taken Ka-band capacity on SES’s Astra 1L satellite at 19.2° East to provide SNG services to UK broadcasters ITN and ITV.  The move means that SIS Live will be the first major SNG organsiation to operate DVB and IP services using Ka-band capacity. “Having been heavily involved with the […]