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Local TV – the pros and cons

This article aims to look at the history of local TV in the UK to date and look at its prospects for the future.  Around 20 stations are set to go live as part of a first round of local TV launches, here are the ones that have launched to date: As of September 2014:  […]

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Tories to curb BBC spending (and, yes, Rupert Murdoch will be very happy)

It's Saturday and The Guardian is running yet another story about BBC funding. So what's new? Well, stories with an anti-BBC slant normally appear on a Monday and are confined to the Media section rather than splashed on the front page, so I'm already confused. This time the Tories are saying that the BBC's growth […]

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BBC: It’s back to the old “stifling innovation” debate…(yawn)

In an interview with Media Guardian, Time Out publisher Tony Elliott criticises the role of BBC Worldwide. (Tony Elliott: Calling time out on the BBC).Yes, it's back to that decades old "BBC stifles commercial innovation" argument. Random quote: …..he now finds himself at war with a corporation he believes has stepped well beyond its boundaries […]

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The Guardian and its anti-BBC views.

Guardian Media Group (GMG) say “The BBC and BBC Worldwide are encroaching into online areas where commercially funded players could provide the content required.” [Yahoo Pans Ofcom’s Search Plan, Says BBC.co.uk May Be Too Big – PaidContentUK] The report also states, rather too vaguely for my liking, Yahoo! has “joined the growing ranks grumbling about […]

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