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Old 29-12-2017, 17:32   #91
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Re: Local TV

OB, are you bored mate?
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Old 29-12-2017, 17:32   #92
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Re: Local TV

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An example of a schedule with a considerable amount of local programming could look like this:

6am
Regional magazine programme (updated from previous evening)

7am
Traffic and Travel

7.10am
Coming Up (highlighting programmes coming later today)

7.15am Money talks
Financial and consumer tips and shopping bargains

7.45pm
Local news summary

7.55am
Traffic and Travel

8am
National News from the BBC

8.30am
Keeping fit (sponsored programme)

9am
Top 10 music videos (sponsored programme)

10am Agenda
Politicians debate the national issues of the day (from London Live)

12 noon
Regional magazine programme (yesterday’s news and updates)

1pm
TV Heaven (local people talking about last night’s telly)

1.30pm
Politics Today
A look at local issues being debated by councils and the House of Commons

2pm
Gadgets and Where To Find Them (repeat of last evening’s programme)

3pm
Travel update

3.10pm
Life and Surviving (health, lifestyle and local NHS services)

4pm
Afternoon debate
Featuring questions and answers on national and local issues

5pm
Regional magazine programme (content provided by the BBC and local channel resources)

6pm
Viewpoint (prominent local campaigners and politicians are interviewed for their views on local issues)

6.30pm
Local consultations (a briefing on a selected consultation being carried out by local councils, with residents giving their views).

7pm
Out and About (visits to local towns, villages and attractions and talking to residents, business owners, etc)

7.30pm
Sodbury Borough Council Meeting (live coverage)

9.30pm
Regional news magazine (updated from 5pm)

10.30pm
Top 10 music videos (sponsored programme)

11pm
Book of the day (sponsored programme)

11.30pm
Regional news magazine (as 9.30pm)

That's just off the top of my head, and local channels could use a lot of retired people to lend their expertise for nominal fees. As for content, part of the licence fee is supposed to fund that, and this arrangement needs to be extended. The remaining funding would come from sponsorshipped programming and advertisements.

There are also plenty of people in my neck of the woods who wouldn't mind sounding off on local TV!
Your example schedule just about sums up why people are not watching local to channels

Highlight of the day - 2 hours coverage of a borough council meeting (at peak viewing hours) - I would rather stick pins in my eyes! Muses the be riveting viewing.

Your last comment rings true, always people willing to spund off just to be on tv even if only a few hundred people will watch it.
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Old 29-12-2017, 17:53   #93
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Re: Local TV

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OB, are you bored mate?
I thought the forums were a bit quiet today!

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Your example schedule just about sums up why people are not watching local to channels

Highlight of the day - 2 hours coverage of a borough council meeting (at peak viewing hours) - I would rather stick pins in my eyes! Muses the be riveting viewing.

Your last comment rings true, always people willing to spund off just to be on tv even if only a few hundred people will watch it.
I do know where you are coming from, but some of these meetings are of huge interest to people. Just try telling residents that a local school is going to close or a bus service withdrawn. People do feel very strongly about these things.

Many people have never been to a council meeting or are even aware of the subjects discussed. When it appears in the local paper, though, the rants start!
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Re: Local TV

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I thought the forums were a bit quiet today!

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I do know where you are coming from, but some of these meetings are of huge interest to people. Just try telling residents that a local school is going to close or a bus service withdrawn. People do feel very strongly about these things.

Many people have never been to a council meeting or are even aware of the subjects discussed. When it appears in the local paper, though, the rants start!
The few that are interested could go to the meeting - don't need it on tv!

Also what is the difference between local fitness and something off one of the myriads of cr*p channels that are already broadcast.

Sorry, you will never sell me on the need for local tv
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Old 30-12-2017, 08:56   #95
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The few that are interested could go to the meeting - don't need it on tv!

Also what is the difference between local fitness and something off one of the myriads of cr*p channels that are already broadcast.

Sorry, you will never sell me on the need for local tv
It will certainly only grab a minority audience, I reckon.

I suppose the alternative is to have common entertainment programmes networked over all the local channels, with slots for local news and magazine programmes. However, this is not what the Government envisaged!
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It will certainly only grab a minority audience, I reckon.

I suppose the alternative is to have common entertainment programmes networked over all the local channels, with slots for local news and magazine programmes. However, this is not what the Government envisaged!
Very much a minority I would have thought.

No, the alternative is For the BBC to stop wasting money on utter crap, after all it is always bleating that it hasn't enough money.
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Re: Local TV

I did miss the local TV news programmes over the last 10 days. We were reduced to 10 minutes in the evening on ITV and BBC everyday..
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I did miss the local TV news programmes over the last 10 days. We were reduced to 10 minutes in the evening on ITV and BBC everyday..

More than adequate I would have thought
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Old 30-12-2017, 14:23   #99
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I did miss the local TV news programmes over the last 10 days. We were reduced to 10 minutes in the evening on ITV and BBC everyday..


I enjoy the local TV news.
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Re: Local TV

I know I'm reviving an old topic but given that locality is very much part of cable television, it surprises me that the local channels are generally not available on Virgin Media. Manchester now has two local services - That's TV and also a second local channel called Manchester TV. Surely the local channels should be available on Virgin Media?
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I know I'm reviving an old topic but given that locality is very much part of cable television, it surprises me that the local channels are generally not available on Virgin Media. Manchester now has two local services - That's TV and also a second local channel called Manchester TV. Surely the local channels should be available on Virgin Media?
I think the issue is with That’s TV in particular as the channels they had from the start have never appeared on Virgin.

They took over the STV2 slot in Scotland and never took up the Virgin slot they left behind.
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Re: Local TV

do any scots remember when Telewest had their own local Tv where it covered the concerts in Edinburgh. id just wished they'd bring it back!
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Re: Local TV

WE have a local Oxford channel on Comtel. A think it used to be something like a 30 minute programme repeated at several times. A new programme each week.
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do any scots remember when Telewest had their own local Tv where it covered the concerts in Edinburgh. id just wished they'd bring it back!
Yes.

I think it was called Edinburgh Festival and was on Telewest Channel 400.

We also has an local channel of L!VE TV called Edinburgh L!VE TV I think it was on Channel 18 before Telewest want March/April 1999.

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Local TV: New look for local TV in Edinburgh and Glasgow from March 2nd.

STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh will be on air from the earlier time of 7am from Monday March 2. They will feature hourly week day news bulletins from midday, as well as 30-minute news programmes at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm bringing viewers across central Scotland all the latest updates.

http://news.stv.tv/west-central/3109...mission-hours/
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STV Local coming to Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee.

http://media.ofcom.org.uk/news/2015/...gn=scotlocaltv
Oh the good times.

STV Local was later known as STV2 then 9 months later sold to the owners of That's TV.

Virgin Media drop STV2 on the day STV hand STV2 slots over to That's TV.

Now we have only got 50mins of local news every week the rest is the same as That's local in England.
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Re: Local TV

Wish we had a local TV channel for news . BBC does not do " local" news we get is national Welsh news , Bristol is more " local" than Wrexham to me .The national news is more often than not " English" government presented as national. One of the few things l miss from USA tv! Is local channels
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