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Old 01-11-2014, 10:25   #76
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Re: Local TV

"Thats Carlisle" blooming heck they're putting a lot of thought into these names...
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Re: Local TV

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
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Local TV channel Made in Cardiff has cut the number of original programmes it had planned to broadcast in future.

It was awarded a licence to broadcast based on a commitment to provide 37 hours a week of local programming, increasing to 44 hours in its second year, and 51 hours in year three.

Regulators have approved a request to maintain the current minimum of 37 hours a week in future years.

The channel will celebrate its first year of broadcasting on 15 October.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-s...wales-34525176

Not as lucrative a deal as they thought I suspect. The local programming I have seen has been beyond dire....
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Re: Local TV

Don't think I've ever looked at my local TV - preferred the BonanzaBonanza when they were testing the freeview mux.

A whole mux for what?
Subsidised committee designed local TV with vanishingly small viewing figures
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There's more than enough crap on the telly without giving us anymore ffs!
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Re: Local TV

I think local TV could work quite well if it was run by people with a bit of imagination.

The local channel that used to broadcast here about 15 or so years ago was run by amateurs and was excruciatingly boring.

If the new services are like that, they will never make any money. Unless they can get their broadcasts to be as interesting and professional as the BBC and ITV regional programmes, only the few diehards are going to tune in.
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It's totally pointless and a waste of money end of....
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Re: Local TV

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It's totally pointless and a waste of money end of....
What I'm saying is that it doesn't have to be.

As things stand, however, you are perfectly correct!
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What I'm saying is that it doesn't have to be.

As things stand, however, you are perfectly correct!

The thing is OB how much TV do people want to watch? You'd need to be glued to your set 24/7 to watch all the stuff that's out there, and it's been said numerous times on here, I think most people would rather have less mind numbing drivel channels, in fact imo just less channels, and more quality than all the rubbish we currently have.
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Re: Local TV

I see that the 'Made in' local TV channels will be filling the substantial gaps in their local output with CBS Reality content, thereby boosting the reach of the channel.

Local TV would get a far bigger audience if it took programming from CBS Action to replace the local content.

http://www.a516digital.com/2017/11/m...-with-cbs.html
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I see that the 'Made in' local TV channels will be filling the substantial gaps in their local output with CBS Reality content, thereby boosting the reach of the channel.

Local TV would get a far bigger audience if it took programming from CBS Action to replace the local content.

http://www.a516digital.com/2017/11/m...-with-cbs.html
They announced this "exciting new content" a while ago, without being specific. Now I can see why they held back the details.
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I am not optimistic about the future of local channels in this country. I am really surprised at the lack of creativity and imagination that has brought us to this pretty pass.

It is beginning to look as though the only hope we have (for anyone who cares) is that areas will amalgamate in order to create economies of scale. We may even end up with a single channel for England and Wales, according to this article!

What a wasted opportunity.

http://www.a516digital.com/2017/12/w...-local-tv.html
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I am not optimistic about the future of local channels in this country. I am really surprised at the lack of creativity and imagination that has brought us to this pretty pass.

It is beginning to look as though the only hope we have (for anyone who cares) is that areas will amalgamate in order to create economies of scale. We may even end up with a single channel for England and Wales, according to this article!

What a wasted opportunity.

http://www.a516digital.com/2017/12/w...-local-tv.html
We already have local news bulletins on BBC, content isn't great, not sure what else worth watching would be shown on local tv.
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Re: Local TV

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!
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