Channel 4 in talks over move into regional news


Channel 4 is considering a move into regional news to maintain its competition with the BBC and fill the gap left by ITV cut backs.

The broadcaster has held preliminary talks with both Ofcom and ITV on the subject, and said in a statement: “ITV’s presence in the nations and regions provides Channel 4 with access to news-gathering resources around the UK, which in turn enhances the quality and range of the Channel 4 news service as a whole.”

“A retreat in terms of the amount of news-gathering in the nations and regions by ITV would potentially have a knock-on impact on the quality

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