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ITV confirms multi-party debate line-up

ITV has confirmed the seven politicians who will appear for its General Election multi-party debate on June 13th at 8.30pm. The ITV Election Debate 2024 will be broadcast on ITV1, ITVX, STV and STV Player. Leaders or senior representatives from the following parties will participate as follows; Penny Mordaunt for Conservative Party, Angela Rayner for Labour […]

June 12, 2024

ITV details Election night plans

ITV has confirmed its line up for Election night. Tom Bradby – who anchored election nights in 2015, 2017 and 2019 – will again lead ITV’s coverage as viewers see the results announced and the emerging political shape of the new Parliament. Bradby will be joined in the studio throughout the night by a team […]

June 10, 2024

UK writers call for government support

The UK creative industries are a success and writers are central to that, according to creative writers trade union the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB). As the UK faces a General Election on July 4th, the WGGB has launched a manifesto which calls on whoever forms the next Government to implement its recommendations around […]

June 6, 2024By Colin Mann

BBC announces Election debates, Question Time special

The BBC has announced it will host two prime-time TV debates – the final head-to-head leaders’ debate before polling day, and a seven-party debate – and a Question Time leaders’ special, as part of its General Election campaign coverage. There will be additional dedicated debates in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. The debate line-up is: […]

June 3, 2024

ITV hosting multi-party Election debate

ITV has announced that its General Election multi-party debate will take place on June 13th at 8.30pm. The ITV Election Debate 2024 will be broadcast on ITV1, ITVX, STV and STV Player. Leaders or senior representatives from the following parties will participate; Conservative Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, SNP, Reform UK, Green Party and Plaid […]

May 31, 2024

ITV to host first General Election debate

ITV has announced that the first head-to-head General Election debate between Rishi Sunak, leader of the Conservative Party, and Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, will take place on ITV1, ITVX and STV and STV Player on June 4th at 9pm. The hour-long debate, Sunak v Starmer: The ITV Debate, will be moderated by […]

May 29, 2024

Media Bill set to become law

The Media Bill, which had been at risk of not being enacted following the calling of a General Election, is set to receive Royal Assent following its successful passage through the UK Houses of Parliament. Nine CEOs from the UK broadcasting industry had urged Parliament to pass Bill updates prior to it being dissolved prior […]

May 24, 2024By Colin Mann

UK broadcasters warned on due impartiality

Ofcom research underlines the significant value UK viewers and listeners place on due impartiality as the media regulator puts broadcasters on notice that they must maintain the highest editorial standards ahead of a General Election. The qualitative research explores audiences’ understanding of news and current affairs content and their expectations of due impartiality when politicians […]

April 24, 2024By Colin Mann