Absolutely. The half hourly headlines were ditched even before they came on air.
But local programming isn’t just news. Many on here are familiar with Citytv Toronto. In its heyday, they produced numerous half hour magazine shows on everything from Fashion and Movies to Music and Sex.
These shows were produced in the Citytv 'high energy' style and gave the station character and were made with repetition and international marketing in mind. I remember several were shown on Sky News in the early 90’s, and Channel M ran a few in their early days.
Even today - NYCTV New York runs inexpensive half hour shows on everything from cooking to iconic architecture. Beteve in Barcelona has similar shows on local history, the arts and local neighbourhoods. These shows define their stations and make them stand out.
Something similar would help LL meet its 1 hour primetime commitment and maybe also earn revenue.
I’m just saying a bit of imagination wouldn’t go a miss and right now London Live (and indeed the rest of the local tv 'network') is sadly lacking on this front.
Last edited by SuperDave on 15 July 2020 4:16pm