ITV News to launch on ITVX

ITV is to have another crack at providing a dedicated news channel with a new streaming outlet on its forthcoming ITVX service.

Benefiting from technology that wasn’t around or mature enough when it ITV News Channel existed, the new service will make extensive use of video on demand content, with the ability to go live when news breaks.

ITV and ITN execs have no doubt been following closely the success of similar channels in the US, namely CBSN (Now CBS News) and NBC News Now (formerly NBC News Signal).