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ITV begins broadcasting from new Wales HQ in Cardiff Bay

ITV Cymru Wales is now operating from its brand new base in Cardiff Bay. After weeks of testing and rehearsals, all of our news and programmes for viewers in Wales are now being transmitted from 3 Assembly Square.

Around 100 staff have moved from our previous home at Culverhouse Cross on the outskirts of Cardiff to the new state-of-the-art production facility.

The new base puts ITV journalists and programme makers at the centre of the thriving cultural and business communities in Cardiff Bay and right next to the National Assembly for Wales.

Jonathan and Andrea at the new Wales HQ

News anchors Andrea Byrne - who has recently returned from a year-long sabbatical in France - and Jonathan Hill will now present the flagship ITV News programme Wales at Six between them across weekday evenings.

They will regularly be joined in studio by weather presenter Ruth Wignall and sports reporter Nick Hartley.

The move represents a multi-million pound investment, combining a great place to work with the latest HD production technologies.

We've also taken the opportunity to bring a bold new look to our award-winning news coverage in Wales and I look forward to hearing what viewers in Wales think.

– Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes, ITV Cymru Wales

Watch our video below showing how the move was accomplished

Alongside the news service, programmes such as Wales This Week, Coast and Country and Sharp End - together with the programmes ITV makes and sells to S4C, such as Y Byd ar Bedwar, Hacio and Cefn Gwlad - are also now being made at the new base.

The Wales presenting team in the new studio

Together with the new HQ, the investment programme will see the ITV facilities within the National Assembly for Wales being upgraded as an additional production and editorial base for our politics team.

We will also be upgrading our north Wales bureau in Colwyn Bay to HD and replacing our ageing satellite trucks with state-of-the-art HD production vehicles to provide live pictures from breaking news anywhere in Wales.