« Topics
1234...342343344345...348349350
tesandco999 posts since 28 Sep 2001
Granada North West Today
I always assumed its well known the whole thing is dead, but Ofcom have been told to turn a blind eye to it as it was a government pet project that can't be seen to fail officially. Easier to just ignore it for now and then in a year or two when they start clearing out muxes for the spectrum clearance it'll seem much less of a political failure if they suddenly just can't find the space!
TV Whirl - Still covering UK idents, presentation, teletext and programmes after 18 years
2
London Lite and Lou Scannon gave kudos
Spencer For Hire5,812 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Always the sign of a government pet project will go bad when whoever comes up with the idea buggers off to another department not long after said project launches.


To be fair (and at the risk of defending him), Jeremy Hunt was hardly going to refuse a promotion to Health Secretary for the sake of seeing through the rollout of local TV, even if he did still genuinely believe it was a good idea.
Last edited by Spencer For Hire on 6 February 2019 7:01am
Robust amateurism
2
all new Phil and bilky asko gave kudos
Markymark6,641 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I always assumed its well known the whole thing is dead, but Ofcom have been told to turn a blind eye to it as it was a government pet project that can't be seen to fail officially. Easier to just ignore it for now and then in a year or two when they start clearing out muxes for the spectrum clearance it'll seem much less of a political failure if they suddenly just can't find the space!


The spectrum clearnace started two years ago, and has another year to run. Local TV was accomodated in the new new plan being implemented, in fact not only accomodated, but expanded. For instance Hemel Hempstead is to have the London Live mux added at the end of next month.

Page 4
http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/94916/700MHz_Clearance_Q1_2019_London_V2.pdf

It's all political lunacy
Mouseboy332,604 posts since 10 Feb 2014
*
Its crazy when you think about how LondonLive never really leveraged or was allowed to leverage the Evening Standard for coverage or programming. Also to a lesser extent. ChannelM back in the day. They were much closer to the tv station than LondonLive, but it always seemed like the tv station was kept at arms length and the newspaper reporters didnt really want anything to do with it. Which was kind silly. Sorta cutting off your nose to spite your face. NY1 's sister channel in LA, the recently launched SoCalNews1, debuted a nightly news programme in conjunction with venerable LA Times. They built a studio in the LA Times building so the presenter can interview the newsmakers and reporters working on important stories. Such a massively missed opportunity for LL....amongst many.
I'm here to give you something to talk about!
https://youtu.be/JSy2SVdtd0U
Whataday9,853 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Its crazy when you think about how LondonLive never really leveraged or was allowed to leverage the Evening Standard for coverage or programming. Also to a lesser extent. ChannelM back in the day. They were much closer to the tv station than LondonLive, but it always seemed like the tv station was kept at arms length and the newspaper reporters didnt really want anything to do with it. Which was kind silly.


Perfectly understandable considering the way in which the Standard has been cut to the bone and journalists feel like they're doing four jobs at once.
1
dbl gave kudos
dbl9,166 posts since 11 Jun 2004
London London
London Live from its optimistic launch brief is dead, no point in trying to compare the two. It's only surviving by the Standard putting a couple of coins in the metaphoric 'leccy' meter so to speak.
kernow1,229 posts since 18 Jan 2006
What is stopping, say, a company buying out all the local networks to merge them and create one national channel on channel 7? Would that be allowed?

I think that should only be allowed on the condition that they have to retain their local commitments, otherwise it would end up going exactly the same way as ITV and local radio.