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Read this: Ofcom seeks to scrap local TV roll-out

Summary: Since the first service launched in 2013.several stations - including the capital's service London Live - have asked Ofcom to reduce their local news obligations. Ofcom had identified 13 further locations as local TV candidates, but said it was now minded to end the roll-out. - www.bbc.co.uk

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Monday, 23 April 2018
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Nick Anderson
9:40 AM

The problem with local TV in the UK, unlike in the US where local TV is affiliated to one of the major networks, is that they do not have the finance to transmit live from outside events or to report live from the locality of any news stories. This can only be solved by either local advertising or by subsidy from one of the two networks in the UK who carry regional news or a combination of both. This would also increase the viewing audience of the local stations making them more economically viable.

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