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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
Well they've got 8 months of news to catch upon. Those three people who watch nothing but London Live are in for a shock.


"Breaking News: London Live record viewing figures - four people. Eight if you count the mirror reflections".
MA
Meridian AM
Well they've got 8 months of news to catch upon. Those three people who watch nothing but London Live are in for a shock.


"Breaking News: London Live record viewing figures - four people. Eight if you count the mirror reflections".


That's more than Channel 4 at 12.30 weekdays. Laughing Wink
SD
SuperDave
Not for the first time London Live’s website got it wrong. No return of London Live News tonight after all.
LO
Londoner
Today’s LL listings in the Standard don’t show the news.

Perhaps they intended to restart today but have delayed it due to the extension of furlough?
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
Today’s LL listings in the Standard don’t show the news.

Perhaps they intended to restart today but have delayed it due to the extension of furlough?


Or, more likely, they had no intention of starting it at all.

It's a shame really, considering you only have to accidentally broadcast the F word before 9pm on an obscure satellite channel somewhere and Ofcom come down on you like a ton of bricks. Yet London Live doesn't broadcast any news for months on end (which is probably a key requirement of the licence what with it being local and all) and rather conveniently they happen to be looking the other way at the time...
LL
London Lite Founding member
Today’s LL listings in the Standard don’t show the news.

Perhaps they intended to restart today but have delayed it due to the extension of furlough?


Or, more likely, they had no intention of starting it at all.

It's a shame really, considering you only have to accidentally broadcast the F word before 9pm on an obscure satellite channel somewhere and Ofcom come down on you like a ton of bricks. Yet London Live doesn't broadcast any news for months on end (which is probably a key requirement of the licence what with it being local and all) and rather conveniently they happen to be looking the other way at the time...


LL did get a slap for scheduling the David Icke interview.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
LL did get a slap for scheduling the David Icke interview.


More by luck than judgement, considering that entire Icke segment was effectively banished from social media in the first place which should have been the warning sign that it's probably not a good idea to show it.
Rexogamer and London Lite gave kudos

24 days later

LO
Londoner
Received a press release today about a new show on LL in 2021

Quote:
Next Big Thing, a new TV series that will air on London Live in 2021, invites young creatives from all backgrounds to apply to win an unrivalled opportunity to have their work exhibited in central London and promoted to a global audience of buyers and collectors, while being mentored by high profile artists along the way.

The competition is open to all artists between the ages of 17 and 30 who live, work or study in London. Entries must be received by midnight on 23 December 2020.
London Lite and Rexogamer gave kudos
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
How ironic, an opportunity for exhibition and promotion to a global audience ends up on a channel with a viewership of next to sod all.
TV
TVGBs
Received a press release today about a new show on LL in 2021

Quote:
Next Big Thing, a new TV series that will air on London Live in 2021, invites young creatives from all backgrounds to apply to win an unrivalled opportunity to have their work exhibited in central London and promoted to a global audience of buyers and collectors, while being mentored by high profile artists along the way.

The competition is open to all artists between the ages of 17 and 30 who live, work or study in London. Entries must be received by midnight on 23 December 2020.


More people would see their work if they stood on the street in Soho for a few hours. Or pulled it up on their phone and showed it randoms on the tube. It's like the time that couple won the chance to get married on London Live. It was the broadcast equivalent of eloping.

There's missing the boat and there's turning up at the Southampton docks next week with your ticket for the maiden voyage of the Titanic. This idea is the latter.
LO
Londoner
I should note that the press release didn’t actually include any details of how to enter the competition.
RA
radiolistener
Local TV has been an abject failure in this country. I occasionally look at Leeds TV and it just seems to be 24/7 Judge Judy.

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