Location: Preston | UK
ITV News is the branding of news programmes on the British television network ITV. Since 1955, ITV's news bulletins have been produced by Independent Television News (ITN). The channel's news coverage has won awards from the Royal Television Society, Emmy Awards and BAFTAs. Between 2004 and 2008, the ITV Evening News held the title of "RTS News Programme of the Year". The flagship ITV News at Ten has won numerous BAFTA awards, the most recent in June 2010.
ITV News has the second-largest television news audience in the United Kingdom, second only to BBC News. However, its £43 million annual news budget is dwarfed by that of the publicly funded BBC, which spends £89.5 million annually on news-gathering, plus a further £23.1 million on its rolling news channel.
From its inception in September 1955 until March 1999, all national news programmes on ITV carried the ITN brand. The ITN brand was dropped from all bulletins in 1999 and the ITV News brand was introduced. ITN remains the producer of all the national ITV News programmes.