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Local TV?

2old4this

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Strikes me that the real legacy of ITV-Digital is the infrastructure now set up (countless local digital transmitters across the entire nation). This surely lends itself to an explosion in local TV - something that is very common elsewhere in Europe and in America (in analogue), but not for some reason in the UK. Not that the addition of a couple of local stations would necessarily satisfy the average couch-potato, but it is something that would bolster interest and perhaps maintain confidence in the medium.
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Good point 2old, public access TV and local interest stations are very popular in the US, they are alrady available to a small degree with some of the cable operators. Certainly they could be capable of generating good advertising revenues aimed at the more local marketplace.

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