From my understanding, the proposal follow the original Channel 6 model. The current proposal is a National channel, but with set opt-out times for Local content. Looking to have between 10-15 local variations by 2015.
This is interesting. If it does become a new ITV, will we see major international companies come out of this as we did Granada and Carlton from ITV?
Surely the point is that it doesn't become a conglomerate like ITV plc.
I didn't mean like that, I meant companies who, up until 1990 Broadcasting Act, had become the major provider in programming for the network, such as Granada and Thames (and later Carlton, but that was after the Act).