ITV News launches On Assignment

ITV News has launched a new current affairs programme called On Assignment featuring its award-winning team of specialist journalists.

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Fox to remake hit drama Broadchurch

US network Fox will remake the critically acclaimed crime drama for Broadchurch for US audiences.

Olivia Colman and David Tennnant starred in the critically acclaimed ITV drama about the murder investigation of an 11-year-old boy.

Like the UK programme, the US version will follow the death of a young boy found dead on a beach.

The first series of Broadchurch starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman pulled in nearly nine million viewers. Credit: ITV

The shows creator Chris Chibnall will write the first episode and act as a executive producer on the show.

Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said the company were delighted to bring such a "riveting" drama to US audiences.

After the first series pulled in nearly 9 million viewers, a second series of the UK version is due in April.

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ITV investigating loss of signal in some areas

Thousands of people across the country have had their ITV signal affected by a technical problem tonight. Problems began at around 6.20pm.

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We are currently investigating the loss of signal in some areas and we hope to have full service restored soon. We'll keep you updated here

The fault appears to have affected services in many regions, with the exception of ITV London and ITV Granada. If you are having problems with your signal, you can watch ITV online here.

Get more on this story from ITV Meridian, ITV Central and ITV Wales.

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While we try and get out ITV signal back up and running, it seems the HD channels are not affected - thanks for all who tweeted that!

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ITV will exclusively show England games

England fans watch their team play in Sweden
England fans watch their team play in Sweden Credit: AW

ITV has announced that they have secured the rights to exclusively show live England internationals as the team tries to qualify for Euro 2016 and the World Cup in 2018.

Peter Fincham, ITV Director of Television, said: “Bringing viewers exclusive live coverage of each key England international match is hugely important to ITV and means football fans will be able to watch for free England’s progress both at home and abroad.”

Find out more details about the deal on ITV Sport.

Paul O'Grady to return to teatime chat on ITV

Paul O'Grady on stage at the Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye, Powys. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Presenter Paul O'Grady is to return to teatime chat on ITV after more than seven years.

The comic has signed up for 25 shows initially to be screened later this year.

He had a similar slot for two years but quit in 2006, heading off to Channel 4 for a rival teatime show which he hosted for a further three years.O'Grady, 57, returned to ITV in 2010 and went on to present a Friday night programme for two series.

He won a National TV Award earlier this year for his programme For The Love of Dogs, with a second series starting soon.

His new hour-long studio based teatime show will air five nights a week with uests and music.

He said: "I can't wait to get back in the studio, it seems ages since I was sat behind that desk at teatime.

"I've missed all the fun and craziness of the show - and who knows, I might even get out my old organ?"

The programme will be made by O'Grady's own firm Olga Productions, named after one of his pet dogs.

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