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Old 25-04-2014, 17:16   #46
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Re: Local TV

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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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Old 25-04-2014, 18:20   #47
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Re: Local TV

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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.
There is an argument that the way in which national tv is split regionally means that very often the local bulletins are irrelevant to a lot of the area in which they are broadcast. Local TV is supposed to go some way to addressing that. Your point about businesses is interesting, because the whole point of Local TV is that it is accepted that there isn't really any profitable way to provide these services, but there is evidence that they are required. More to the point, TV, the most widely used media medium(!), lags behind older technology in radio and print as far as provision of local output is concerned. That is a bit silly when you think about it.
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Old 25-04-2014, 18:42   #48
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Couldn't they have tested the water online first ?
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Old 25-04-2014, 21:08   #49
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Re: Local TV

I'm not sure how that works. If the problem identified is that the biggest and most widely used medium in most people's homes doesn't cater for a specific need, how could you road test a solution anywhere else than said medium?
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Old 25-04-2014, 22:50   #50
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Couldn't they have tested the water online first ?
No! Blame the govt pushing ahead
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Old 25-04-2014, 23:29   #51
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I'm not sure how that works. If the problem identified is that the biggest and most widely used medium in most people's homes doesn't cater for a specific need, how could you road test a solution anywhere else than said medium?
Aye true clearly it'll never work.
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Old 25-04-2014, 23:36   #52
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Aye true clearly it'll never work.
I have to agree seems a waste of money to me.
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Old 26-04-2014, 20:02   #53
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Re: Local TV

I'm not convinced it's necessarily been the best start, but actually some of the programming on London Live is quite innovative and, above all, relevant. Of course, depending on your location, I guess ymmv, but I'm not entirely sure I understand the opposition?
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Old 26-04-2014, 20:37   #54
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Well, given that London is where the House of Commons is, I would have thought that the politicians would be lining up to discuss their pet subjects on such a channel. I can see how this could be successful, but I'm not sure the right people are putting enough energy into making the schedules interesting.
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Re: Local TV

Estuary TV seems to do fine with a much smaller potential audience. Maybe London is too large and diverse to get that local feel? Or maybe there is enough London-specific media already?
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Re: Local TV

I used to really like local tv... Thames LWT Anglia ATV/Central Granada TSW HTV Southern TVS Meridian.... :-)
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Re: Local TV

None of those TV companies exist anymore.
They were also regional, not local
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None of those TV companies exist anymore.
They were also regional, not local
He was joking, CJ.
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He was joking, CJ.
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