Itn is near the top of the heap in the uk news business. independent television news (itn) produces news and documentaries for television, radio, and new media outlets. its core business is the production of news programming for itv1, but it also produces broadcasts for other clients, including the channel 4 network, about 250 radio stations, and digital satellite and internet outfits. uk broadcasting giant itv was behind itn's founding in 1955 and owns 40% of it. other partners sharing ownership in the joint venture include daily mail and general trust, ubm, and thomson reuters.