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The Independent creates new TV channel

Independent TV brings news, comment, sport, lifestyle and analysis to screens.

The launch of Independent TV comes as the news brand registered up to 95m video views per month on its website alone.

In a letter to readers, newly appointed managing director Christian Broughton said: “It has sent a crackle of excitement through our teams and has posed a new set of challenges of creativity, skill development and, less glamorously, logistics. As ever, the enthusiasm of the endlessly talented Indy editorial staff has really led the way.”

In terms of content, Broughton added: “The service will develop significantly throughout the year ahead. High among our new year’s resolutions is to bring you a regular schedule, covering everything from serious global current affairs to the equally urgent subject of millennial dating protocols. There will be more in-depth documentary work, which we hope you will enjoy in the clean, full-screen experience.”

The move signals the news brand’s next step in increasing its multimedia portfolio. In a press release, it said that: “These offerings, such as Independent TV, will further secure The Independent’s future as a truly global and successful news organisation.”

New hires to support Independent TV are expected throughout the year.

For more insight into the successes of The Independent after its move online five years ago, read our piece on Broughton’s interview at the Society of Editor’s conference finale last year.

04/01/21

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