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.
The BBC are NOT buying any local TV content.
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.
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?
The people behind soon to launch on Freeview Estuary TV have won the Scarborough licence.
The people that were behind Red TV win the licence in Cambridge.
Last edited by Jon on 4 November 2013 4:20pm