ITV Tyne Tees & Border is a non-franchise ITV regional news service covering County Durham, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Teesside, Tyne and Wear, Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway, and the Scottish Borders.
The service was launched on Wednesday 25 February 2009, shortly after the broadcasting regulator OFCOM gave ITV plc the go-ahead to merge two regions, ITV Tyne Tees and ITV Border.
North East Tonight and Lookaround titles were retained for the 6pm programme and late bulletin each weekday, whilst shorter bulletins were known simply as Tyne Tees & Border News. On 14 January 2013, the "Tyne Tees" news service rebranded as ITV News Tyne Tees with the "Border" news service Lookaround retained. Pan-regional bulletins are now branded as ITV News Tyne Tees & Border. The existing Tyne Tees monthly political programme Around the House now incorporates the Border region.
The service covered the Isle of Man until Thursday 16 July 2009 when Granada Reports (the ITV Granada region) took over coverage of the Crown dependency.
The news service is produced and broadcast from the existing ITV Tyne Tees studios at The Watermark, Gateshead with reporters also based at bureaux in Billingham, Carlisle, Edinburgh, the University of Sunderland and York.
The region was selected in November 2009 to be one of the pilot areas for the provision of the new Independently Funded News Consortia proposed by Ofcom, however the plan was scrapped in June 2010.
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