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Local TV for London

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Local TV for London

London gets its own local TV channel today. It is run by Evgeny Alexandrovich Lebedev who has done a fantastic job of turning round the London Evening Standard since he bought it.
19 local stations are planned in the first wave to launch on Freeview.
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DaveyH
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Re: Local TV for London

'Local' is just a euphemism...
A complete waist of bandwidth IMO.
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Quote from: DaveyH
A complete waist of bandwidth

Who's got the stomach for that?  Wink
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TORPC
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Re: Local TV for London

Its a belly full of laughs Roll eyes
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Ha ha, very tummy.  Cheesy
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Isn't ITV supposed to be local?  Wink
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Yes, once upon a time it was - until it was ruined by the 1990 Broadcasting Act.
Thought it had something to do with the Evening Standard (London Live, not ITV), given how much it was plugged in tonight's edition.
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We will have to weight and see how it settles down Wink
shalom2010
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Seems a good channel, but their sound quality is not wonderful - otherwise a good start.
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Good to hear it's got off to a good start. I won't catch up with it for a month as I'm not around. What sort of programme is it broadcasting?
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From what I could see last night it was basically a Dave Redub: a couple of new things - I watched a stand up show with some new-to-TV comics - but mostly repeats of old shows.  Starting from Series 1!
I'm guessing I'll watch it like I watch Dave - very occassionally, when there's nothing else on .. and when there's a new series of Suits Wink
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Unsurprisingly, Local TV is an unsustainable flop.
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London Live the local TV station has applied to media regulator Ofcom to slash the amount of local programming it produces just four months after launch.
The local TV channel, backed by Evgeny Lebedev, owner of the Evening Standard and The Independent newspapers, suffered the dreaded zero audience rating for some of its shows after it began broadcasting on 31 March. It wants to cut primetime local content to just one hour a day, from its current commitment of three hours a day...

http://advanced-television.com/2014/07/25/london-live-cant-sustain-local-tv/
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I've checked out their programmes on a number of occasions when they first aired. Nothing that was worth watching IMO so I've not returned since. Sad
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I doubt there's anything in English any way!  Crazy
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my local ,,,,, new TV is http://britishmuslim.tv/ ; Undecided
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