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 […]

New video-rich look for

UK news broadcaster ITN has relaunched its website with additional video features. ITN Productions, the broadcaster’s creative arm, said that the website, developed in partnership with digital agency Metia, was the first use in the UK of ‘responsive design’, enabling the website to adapt to suit whatever screen a user accesses it on. The […]