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Old 04-04-2014, 00:12   #31
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Re: Local TV

Notts TV will go live 27 May 2014, and will be Freeview channel 8 only to start off with - no indications as to availability on VM at this point in time

http://www.nottstv.com/news?id=37
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:18   #32
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Update on Notts TV.

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Just received a tweet from Notts Tv, saying they are in final negotiations with Virgin Media to carry New local tv channel.
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I doubt Bay TV Clwyd will be shown as the closest VM gets to there is Ellesmere Port.
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Re: Local TV

London Live is turning out to be a bit of a disaster. The breakfast show is averaging 2,400 viewers, the early evening show 4,000. Many shows are zero rated. This for a channel with a claimed 9 million reach and massive coverage in the Evening Standard.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilmidg...y-of-9million/
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Old 24-04-2014, 14:29   #35
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London Live is turning out to be a bit of a disaster. The breakfast show is averaging 2,400 viewers, the early evening show 4,000. Many shows are zero rated. This for a channel with a claimed 9 million reach and massive coverage in the Evening Standard.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilmidg...y-of-9million/
Well the key lies with the quality of the programming. Rubbish programming = rubbish viewing figures.
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Old 24-04-2014, 15:07   #36
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London Live is turning out to be a bit of a disaster. The breakfast show is averaging 2,400 viewers, the early evening show 4,000. Many shows are zero rated. This for a channel with a claimed 9 million reach and massive coverage in the Evening Standard.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilmidg...y-of-9million/
As predicted a total waste of money.
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Old 24-04-2014, 22:43   #37
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Re: Local TV

If London Live can't pull in the viewers with a reach of 9 million, then I can't see the other local TV stations performing any better.

Total waste of money that could have been better spent of BBC programming
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Old 24-04-2014, 23:13   #38
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As predicted a total waste of money.
I think it's a little early to make that assessment. I know it's a different situation, but critics of Sky Atlantic often point to supposedly poor viewing figures - and in fairness you'd be amongst the first to point out the bigger picture.

The bigger picture with local tv is that there is a genuine desire for local news content on tv which is perhaps currently only served by local radio and print media, despite tv being the biggest household medium, but there is currently little chance of a commercial station being successful enough to last the distance, so now they're being subsidised. I don't think anyone can be surprised if they don't get it immediately right, but so what if the figures aren't great? That's kind of the point.
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I suppose if on eight occasions, Wake Up London has broadcast for a full hour to no measurable audience then the only way is up.
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Re: Local TV

STV confirmed STV Edinburgh will begin broadcasting in December.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/busine...rvice.24039255

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Return of the Mack coming to STV Glasgow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ayO...ature=youtu.be
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STV confirmed STV Edinburgh will begin broadcasting in December.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/busine...rvice.24039255

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Return of the Mack coming to STV Glasgow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ayO...ature=youtu.be

Jesus flipping H......
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I suppose if on eight occasions, Wake Up London has broadcast for a full hour to no measurable audience then the only way is up.
That's the spirit!
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Re: Local TV

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If London Live can't pull in the viewers with a reach of 9 million, then I can't see the other local TV stations performing any better.

Total waste of money that could have been better spent of BBC programming

aye yes it could have but the knives are out for the bbc so we'll be left with cheap looking irrelevant local tv...
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STV confirmed STV Edinburgh will begin broadcasting in December.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/busine...rvice.24039255

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Return of the Mack coming to STV Glasgow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ayO...ature=youtu.be
with a vast archive Scottish Television has, and they want to show Take the High Road...

notice STV claim "The new stations are predicted to reach around two million people across the central belt of the country." reach does mean viewers. this is the reach of the transmitters, cable and satellite.

Most STV opt=programmes on Channel 3 don't reach these figures, so expect the audience for Glasgow and Edinburgh to be even less the London Live
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Re: Local TV

I'm beginning to think that the smaller local TV stations will be pretty dire. They won't even be able to afford the test card and so they will probably just have some pimply prat reading boring local rubbish about the local ramblers' and WI activities over and over in an even more boring monotone voice....

Enough already, I'm bored just writing about it.

I think I'll stick with the regional news bulletins on the main channels! Clearly the people running these businesses have no idea at all if London Live are anything to go by.

Why could the Government not have made it a condition that the BBC will provide these channels with footage on local stories (they have to produce it anyway for their own shows), and the local channels can infill from there. They could have local personalities pontificating on the local issues of the day, local MPs on issues important to residents, stories on what local councils are doing with coverage (the highlights) of council meetings, with other programmes that all the local channels show filling in the gaps and drawing in the interest to make the channels profitable. It would still be boring, but maybe less mindnumbingly so.

They could have music video shows sponsored by the likes of HMV for example (they are still trading, aren't they?) film reviews/excerpts sponsored by cinemas, and so on. With a bit of imagination and not too much of a financial outlay, I would have thought it would be possible to have these TV stations attracting an audience.

But then again, maybe not

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