Friday, 12 August 2011

Jeremy Hunt lays out extremely modest grand plan for local UK television | MAA

The UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has released a map of 65 potential new ‘hyper-local’ television stations that could operate in the UK. The Government expects that most big cities, as well as towns such as Haverfordwest, Barnstaple and Poole, could viably host local TV.

Local television has been a long-term Conservative Party goal, but who is going to pay for it? Government cuts and a growing budget deficit make decent state funding near impossible.

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