noggin13,163 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Back to Granada and the perceived Manchester bias was the idea of a dual region ever considered with one half centred in Liverpool. Obviously they're off the same transmitter generally but we've seen with local TV the signal could be split.


Nothing ever serious, I don't think. You could have separate directionally beamed PBS muxes from Winter Hill with relays merely repeating the appropriate version, if the frequencies could be found. Indeed, Storeton carries the Wales PBS muxes as well as the Granada ones. It'd cost money, of course but probably more useful to Liverpool than the local TV experiment has been.

I doubt ITV would care for it these days. The BBC might set up a sub-opt within the existing North West region but probably only if politically bounced into it.


It won't happen, it's tight enough now with 700 MHz clearance removing even more spectrum.

Ironically, the best and most effective way to regionally target the right viewers is postcode mapping on D-Sat.


Or via IP...
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Riaz425 posts since 6 Jan 2016
Well Remeber 25% of all itv programmes from 1993 had to be from independent companies. So there was no need for lots and lots of its studios around the UK...


Did the ITC have any ideas about the types of programmes that the indies should create for ITV?

In the early 1990s C4 showed the world that indies could succeed in producing pleasing and enjoyable programmes that were also novel and original including material that would not traditionally be found in the BBC and ITV stables, so this presumably provided a benchmark for the ITC as to what could be achieved. Did the policy of a minimum of 25% of ITV programmes from indies live up to the expectations from the early 1990s in terms of quality and variety?
Whataday8,171 posts since 13 Sep 2001
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Did the policy of a minimum of 25% of ITV programmes from indies live up to the expectations from the early 1990s in terms of quality and variety?


Well the biggest television hit of the 90s was produced by an indie for ITV, got sold around the world and redefined a whole genre so it can't have gone that badly.