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Beeb at 10 is good news.

ITV has welcomed the BBC's plans to move its main evening news bulletin to 10pm.

A spokesman said: "If anything, this is good news for ITV as it undermines the ITC's argument that we should re-schedule the Nightly News."

ITV will go to the High Court next month to try to stop the watchdog making them show its late-night news before 11pm.

If ITV loses, the change would have to happen by year end - which could upset BBC plans.

BBC director general Greg Dyke denied the move was "dumbing down" and he told media bosses in Edinburgh: "The main reason, simply, is more people will watch it."

Dyke also said last night that extended regional bulletins would follow the BBC News at 10.
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Author:Cameron, Stuart
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 26, 2000
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