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ITV rebrand is biggest change in 11 years

Amanda Piper in the new ITV News Meridian set preparing to deliver the news Credit: Robin Britton/ITV News Meridian

ITV studios around the country have been working through the weekend to roll out the new look. Everything from the programme sets to the mugs in the kitchens gets rebranded. Viewers will see the changes from the first transmission of the day and on ITV, ITV2, ITV, ITV4 & CITV - and

ITV News Meridian director, Lisa Nichols, in the new look studio gallery Credit: Robin Britton/ITV News Meridian

ITV News Meridian has changed the look of its programme titles, set and graphics. There is a new look too for the national and international news programmes from ITV News. So tune-in at 1.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm and of course, at 10pm to see ITV in a whole new light.

Easy does it. ITV's rebrand task force up a ladder getting the new logo in position Credit: Mike Pearse/ITV News Meridian
Dish of the day - the new ITV logo revealed on the roof of the TV studios Credit: Mike Pearse/ITV News Meridian

Downton's infant star raises funds after health battle

The life of a toddler who's touched the hearts of millions of television viewers with his starring role in the ITV hit serial Downton Abbey has been beset by health problems.

Milo Lockley- Boyd has suffered from hydrocephalus, or water-on-the-brain, since he was born, but against the odds he has proved he has real star quality. And as Rachel Hepworth reports, he's now helping to raise money for the hospital that saved his life

Anyone who would like to donate click here

The Lord's search for "Jesus Christ"

Starry eyed actors and singers from across the Meridian region are battling to get one of the most iconic roles in stage, film and television

Superstar, the show looking for the next Jesus Christ Superstar, starts on ITV this weekend.

The show's original creator, Andrew Lloyd Webber, has been scouring the country holding auditions. Fred went to meet Lord Lloyd Webber to ask him how it's all been going.


Fred meets the Lord

Fred Dinenage interviews Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber Credit: ITV Meridian

Fred has been speaking to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber ahead of his new ITV show Superstar which airs on Saturday. He's been scouring the country looking for "Jesus Christ" for his new stage show Jesus Christ Superstar.

Watch Meridian Tonight at six for a behind the scenes look at the new show with Jason Donovan and Mel C.

Reminder to retune your TVs

Analogue TV signals were turned off across East Sussex and parts of Kent today, and digital TV boosted to reach all areas. Thousands of viewers in digital blackspots such as parts of Hastings Old Town, Eastbourne, Newhaven and Hailsham can now get some Freeview channels for the first time.

Homes already watching Freeview will need to retune their TVs to regain services. The process will be completed on June 13, when the remaining analogue channels will be switched off. Further Freeview channels from ITV and Channel 4 will then be available from local transmitters for the first time.

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