Jago sets up ITN News Channel

Set design specialist Jago Design has been appointed by the ITN News Channel, the broadcaster’s 24-hour service which launches this summer.

Consultancy head Simon Jago has been briefed to create a “light, airy, funky and modern” set design for the news channel, which will compete with the BBC’s free News 24 service and Sky News, in digital format.

The ITN News Channel will begin transmission on 1 August.

Jago has a number of prominent TV sets under its belt, including the ITV news, the Channel 4 news, and the “Kirsty Young set” for the Channel 5 News, as well as the ITN’s former News At Ten set.

ITN is hoping to revive its News At Ten show through the new channel, although according to an ITN spokeswoman: “We are not revealing the format for the News At Ten yet, or whether we will be bringing back the ‘bongs’.”

Still unresolved is the Independent Television Commission’s instruction to ITV to reschedule its late night news, now broadcast at 11pm, to an earlier slot.

Jago has also been appointed to design the sets for ITN’s future coverage of the General Election, adds the spokeswoman. Other TV sets Jago has designed include that of the Diana Princess of Wales funeral broadcast.

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