ITV has confirmed its plans for its broadcast of the Queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey next Monday 19 September.
Largest ever ITV outside broadcast
In what will be the largest outside broadcast in ITV’s history, the event will be shown live and uninterrupted on ITV’s main channel and simultaneously on all of its digital channels.
The coverage will be preceded by Good Morning Britain which will preview the funeral.
Moving into the evening, ITV will broadcast a documentary film chronicling the events of the past ten days from Her Majesty The Queen’s death to the state funeral.
There will be a special programme focussing on the day’s events at 2100 followed by an extended News at Ten.
All of the day’s programming from 6am to midnight will be simulcast on all of ITV’s main channel and five digital channels and hub – the first time in its history ITV has done so.
ITV also confirmed there would be no advertising shown across any of its channels during the coverage of the state funeral.
Global interest in iconic monarch
Broadcasters around the world are preparing for the once in a lifetime event as the world’s most loved and best known monarch is laid to rest next week.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away at her beloved Scottish home, Balmoral Castle, on Thursday 8 September. She was 96 years old.
The UK is now in a period of mourning, which will culminate in the state funeral next Monday, 19 September.
All the UK’s main broadcasters have cleared their schedules to make way for programming focusing on the life of the country’s longest-serving monarch.