ITV Tyne Tees & Border
is a non-franchse
regional station covering the North of
England/Scottish Borders and incorporating the former ITV Tyne Tees
and ITV Border
regions. The new service was
launched on Wednesday 25 February 2009, shortly after the
broadcasting regulator OFCOM gave ITV plc
the go-ahead to merge the two regions.
The main regional news programmes are North East Tonight
former Tyne Tees region) and Lookaround
(covering the former Border
region) with other bulletins branded Tyne Tees & Border
(covering news stories from both Tyne Tees and Border).
The Tyne Tees regional political programme Around the
continues on the new service, incorporating the Border
region. The pan-region covered the Isle of Man until Thursday 16 July 2009 when ITV Granada took over coverage of the
As part of
the merger, six reporters in the Border region were reassigned as
district correspondents, working from Carlisle, Selkirk, Whitehaven, Kendal, Dumfries and Edinburgh.
Newsrooms in Carlisle and Edinburgh are
retained while other district reporters work from home.
Tyne Tees region, smaller newsrooms continue to be based in
Sunderland, York and Billingham as well as London.
The ITV Tyne Tees & Border regional director is Graeme Thompson
with Catherine Houlihan as Head of News.
- Digital Spy - Ofcom 'to allow' ITV regional news
- Full Border TV Lookaround line-up revealed, News &
Star, 17 January 2009