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Jeremy Hunt plans national Freeview channel with local content (January 2011)

DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
The BBC are NOT buying any local TV content. The BBC are providing start up costs from the Licence fee, by Government decision, ONLY towards the MUX operators start-up engineering costs. It's a ONE WAY transaction. COMUX can with the BBC's approval provide some upfront funding, as a loan, to the channels from this money. The BBC are acting as auditors for these transactions as stewards of the Licence fee.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
The BBC are NOT buying any local TV content.

Quote:
The BBC will buy up to 5 million of content per year from external local tv services in the three financial years between April 2013 and March 2017.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ariel/18022775

Obviously you have newer information that contradicts this, could you please post a link to a source or indicate how you are aware of this?

40 days later

JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
The people behind soon to launch on Freeview Estuary TV have won the Scarborough licence.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-24764804

The people that were behind Red TV win the licence in Cambridge.
http://recombu.com/digital/news/local-tv-channels-cambridge-scarborough_M12361.html
Last edited by Jon on 4 November 2013 4:20pm

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