Channel 5 today launched its new look, hour-long news programme.
Details about the new format were announced last week by ITN:
The new-look 5 News is getting bigger and bolder with the launch of an hour-long edition. With more time to tell the stories that matter most and more interaction, it’s a fresh take on a daily news programme putting people across Britain at the heart of the story.ITN
The expanded programme will deliver a greater depth of stories to a teatime audience – keeping the pace and tone enjoyed by existing 5 News viewers with an increased emphasis on analysing the issues that affect their lives the most.
The programme will be presented by Sian Williams and Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije and run from 5pm to 6pm. It’s produced by ITN.
5 News will continue its boldness to lead on different stories to other news programmes by engaging viewers on a local level with a live team deployed across the UK. They’ll be out on the streets every day to hear how communities are impacted by political and economic decisions, giving space to under-represented voices and ideas.
For the first time on a daily news programme, viewers will be able to WhatsApp the presenters directly on 07555 500 501. It will give the programme a stronger link with the audience and inform the stories it covers. At a time when trust in news is dropping, it’s a commitment to listen to the viewers and take their ideas seriously.
PICTURED: Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije and Sian Williams pictured in the 5 News studio. COPYRIGHT: Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd/ITN.