It could be that these Local TV stations actually make ITV look at their Regional services again. In fact is that why ITV are suddenly half interested in sub-Regional services again? Methinks probably yes. I hope (and think) some Local TV can work even with the competition of the BBC/ITV.
Going back to ITV's proposal, I wonder if ITV could offer STV/UTV the chance (and money) to produce six 3 minute opt-outs of Regional News (for their areas) for Daybreak in exchange for scrapping 10 minutes off the Evening Regional News programme? Could this help Daybreak's News offering and potentially be more cost effective for ITV (as the Daybreak bulletins are generally the same over and over again)? It would mean breaking promises to keep the 30 minute Evening programme for Wales and Channel Islands though...but maybe offer a better overall Regional News service?
6:08,6:38,7:08,7:38,8:08,8:30 ITV/STV/UTV Daybreak Regional News bulletins (3 minute bulletins).
13:57 ITV/STV/UTV Regional News (3 minute bulletin).
18:00 ITV/STV/UTV Regional News (20 minute News programme).
22:25 ITV/STV/UTV Regional News (5 minute bulletin).
Last edited by Rijowhi on 4 April 2013 10:53pm
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