ITV News at 10.30
|ITV News at 10.30|
ITV News at 10.30 opening sequence
|Also known as||ITV News at Ten-Thirty|
|Presented by||Trevor McDonald
Tom Bradby (2017)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
London, England, UK
|Running time||25 minutes (approx.)|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)|
|Original release||2 February 2004– 10 January 2008|
|Preceded by||ITV News At Ten
|Followed by||ITV News at Ten|
|Related shows||ITV Morning News,
ITV Lunchtime News,
ITV Evening News,
ITV Weekend News
The ITV News at 10.30 was the flagship news programme on British television network ITV, broadcast on Monday to Friday at 10:30pm. It was produced by ITN. It was introduced into the ITV schedule as the ITV News at Ten-Thirty on 2 February 2004, following the demise of the ITV News At Ten.
There was a twenty-five-minute broadcast of British national and international news, with a dedicated business, sports, and a review of the following morning' newspaper front pages. It was followed by a five-minute round-up of news from the ITV regions around the United Kingdom.
Its main rival was the BBC Ten O'Clock News on BBC One, which consistently beat it in the ratings and was broadcast half an hour before it. Its other main rival was the BBC's other flagship evening news programme Newsnight on BBC Two.
On Wednesday 31 October 2007, it was confirmed that ITV was planning to bring back News at Ten, with the presenter Trevor McDonald and the Sky News presenter Julie Etchingham. Unlike its predecessors (ITV Nightly News, ITV News at Ten and ITV Weekend News), the programme ran at its regular time of 10:30pm every weeknight.
The programme was presented by ITV News' chief presenter Trevor McDonald under the name ITV News at Ten Thirty from 2 February 2004, until McDonald's retirement and his last bulletin on 15 December 2005. Mark Austin took over from McDonald (Austin already hosted the programme on Fridays), with Mary Nightingale, James Mates and Alastair Stewart acting as relief presenters. Regular sports presenters included Felicity Barr, Nina Hossain, Lisa Knights, Steve Scott and Jonathan Wills.
Main newscasters history
|Years||Main newscaster||Main relief newscaster||Programme name||Notes|
|2004-2005||Sir Trevor McDonald||Mark Austin||ITV News at 10.30||Single headed presentation, McDonald hosted Mon-Thu, with Austin doing the Friday edition.|
|2005-2008||Mark Austin||James Mates||ITV News at 10.30||Single headed presentation, Austin took over the programme four nights a week after McDonald retired. Mates presented on Fridays, and when Austin was unavailable.|
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