Boulton, Dimbleby and Bradby host EU referendum result all-nighters for Sky, BBC and ITV - Press Gazette

Boulton, Dimbleby and Bradby host EU referendum result all-nighters for Sky, BBC and ITV

British broadcasters are planning live rolling coverage of the EU referendum count throughout the night to cover the outcome of today’s vote.

As polling stations close at 10pm across the United Kingdom, the BBC, ITV and Sky News will begin special programmes on the result with analysis from political editors and politicians for both the Remain and Leave campaigns.

Only Channel 4 has not planned continuous coverage and will instead mark the referendum in its nightly news bulletin with an extended 15-minute midday bulletin on Friday followed by an hour news special from 7pm to 8pm.

The BBC has allotted 11 hours for its continuous coverage, hosted by David Dimbleby alongside BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg. Starting at 9.55pm it will be shown on BBC One, BBC News Channel and BBC Parliament.

Throughout the night, the programme will join BBC Radio 4 Today show presenter Nick Robinson (formerly the BBC’s political editor for ten years) as he travels from Edinburgh to London speaking to various politicians and voters to discuss what the referendum decision could mean for the UK.

BBC presenters will also be reporting from locations up and down the country as well as in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

From 10pm to 6am, ITV will host the Referendum Result Live: ITV News Special led in the studio by News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby and national editor Allegra Stratton. Analysis will be provided by political editor Robert Peston from London, Europe editor James Mates from Brussels and correspondents in Berlin and Paris.

Psephologists Professor Colin Rallings and Professor Jane Green will also be live in the studio as News at Ten presenter Julie Etchingham broadcasts from an outside location.

Sky News will be running continuous coverage from 9.30pm, led by Sky News Tonight presenter Adam Boulton who will be reporting from a purpose-built studio at Westminster.

A team of correspondents, including political editor Faisal Islam and Kay Burley, will be at 50 locations across the country and abroad brining interviews and analysis.

Dermot Murnaghan will take over from 6am to bring viewers reaction from across the UK, the financial markets and internationally on the consequences of the UK’s decision.

From 9.25am on Friday, ITV newscaster Alastair Stewart will present live coverage with the latest reaction to the result of the EU Referendum with deputy political Editor Chris Ship and a team of correspondents across the UK and Europe talk with politicians, experts and voters.

The BBC will see Sophie Raworth and Andrew Neil take over for continued coverage from Westminster at 9am alongside Victoria Derbyshire in Manchester and Matthew Amroliwala in Brussels.

In the afternoon, News at Ten anchor Huw Edwards will lead coverage from Downing Street with Jane Hill and Vicki Young reporting alongside BBC correspondents across the UK and around the world. Fiona Bruce will be presenting the major news bulletin at six and Huw Edwards the News at Ten.

Newsnight will be doing a day of Facebook Live video broadcasts on Friday, with analysis and reaction to the EU Referendum result. At 7pm, BBC One has a one-off special, The Big Decision with Nick Robinson, in which Robinson examines what the results of the EU Referendum mean for the UK.

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