Read this: Manchester's Channel M closes after 12 years - Media - guardian.co.uk
Summary: Stuart Taylor of GMG said the governments plans for local TV did not offer a viable future for the station. The on-air offering was cut back in 2010, with the loss of about 30 staff, to a mixture of archive material, traffic and networked news. Under culture secretary Jeremy Hunt's plans for local television, the government is expected to license the first local TV stations by this summer, with the first 10 to 20 services expected to be in operation by 2015. - guardian.co.ukwww.guardian.co.ukManchester's Channel M closes after 12 y…
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