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MediaGuardian: ITV suspending ITN news on website

MediaGuardian reports:

“ITV is to suspend carrying news supplied by ITN on its website from next month after ending its contract, resulting in the loss of five journalists from the content supplier.

“ITN On, the division of the TV news producer that supplies video and text to websites and mobile internet services, will stop supplying content to the ITV website on 22 July.”

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ITN launches iPhone news app

ITN has launched a free news application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

It is the first, video-focused news application created for the Apple products and its special offline function allows users to access UK, world and sports news when they are out of wifi range, according to a press release from ITN.

“News is one of the biggest services on handsets and ITN has built a great reputation as a provider of high quality videojournalism on mobile,” said Nicholas Wheeler, managing director of multimedia division ITN On, in the release.

The application is available to download at the iTunes’ store – and at time of writing is the seventh most downloaded free news app from iTunes.

FT.com is also looking to tap into the iPhone market with plans to introduce a new site for the handset.

ITN On in video deal with Daily Motion

ITN On, the multimedia arm of ITN, is to supply video-sharing site Dailymotion with a host of video content, a press release from the company said.

ITN On is the first UK news provider to partner Dailymotion and will provide five video channels for the site.

The ITN News channel on the site will feature breaking news videos and YouNews, a daily show compiling the most watched news stories and online video content.

A daily environmental news programme will also be produced by ITN for Dailymotion.

The T3 Gadget Show, produced in association with T3 magazine, and Gamerzine TV will be produced as part of a games and gadgets channel.

In addition, channels called OMG and This Is Genius featuring ‘quirky’ videos, clips from ITN’s video archive, music news and interviews, and a celebrity programme, will also be provided.