Meridian Broadcasting is the holder of the ITV franchise for the South East of England and parts of the South West of England. The station was launched on 1 January 1993, replacing previous broadcaster Television South, and is owned and operated by ITV plc, under the licensee of Meridian Broadcasting Limited.
The company broadcasts to the region from the Hannington, Midhurst, Rowridge, Whitehawk Hill, Hastings, Heathfield, Tunbridge Wells, Bluebell Hill and Dover transmitters. The station also supplies its regional news service to viewers served by the Oxford transmitting station in the neighbouring Central Independent Television[ region.
Meridian operates from studios in Whiteley, Hampshire, producing regional news and current affairs programmes in addition to occasional networked productions for the ITV network.