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The other four bidders

Details of the other four bidders in the local TV proposals

Details of the other four bidders in the local TV proposals
published on UK Free TV

Tinopolis

Based in Llanelli, south Wales - with Ron Jones as its executive chairman. Tinopolis not planning to run a national network - Tinopolis joins race to run new national TV network - Media - guardian.co.uk

Scottish Television Network

Key people: Dr David Rushton (Institute of Local TV), service to comprise local stations serving cities and more remote areas.

"We strongly disagree with both Hunt and Shott that local city stations should be first. They already have superfast broadband, good services. It is places like the Highlands and islands who should be served first."

Element Television

Focusing on broadband and mobile distribution, as well as terrestrial TV. Management team includes Caroline Bailes (former From Manchester's Channel M).

City TV Broadcasting (Birmingham)

Key people: Debra Davis (former Birmingham city council), Jacques de Suze. Proposing local TV in a minimum of five cities across the UK.

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Comments
Thursday, 10 March 2011
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david
5:23 PM

The culture minister compares the usa for local tv the us has not got a dominant public broadcaster abetter comparison would be france which also has a dominant public broadcaster and local commercial tv is succesful we need local tv in the uk

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david's 59 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Briantist
5:36 PM

david: The comparisons made were not specifically about the US market, it was just the rather pleasing election rhetoric of "Birmingham Alabama 8, Birmingham UK 1".

There are any number of comparisons that can be made around the EU.

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Briantist's 38,757 posts Owner Owner GB

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