Douglas Carswell

31 DEC 2010

Will 2011 be the year of local TV?

According to Guido Fawkes "decentralisation of our broadcasting culture would really create a more plural media."  Aye to that.

And with a bit of luck, 2011 could see Jeremy Hunt's vision of a properly local TV network achieve take off.

Creating a framework that allows local TV to flourish - and without public funds - would give a real boost to localism.  A patchwork of local TV stations across the country would help folk keep tabs on their ever more autonomous council - and their directly-elected police commissioner and mayor.

Besides, it would, as Guido suggests, give us a more decentralised, more plural media.

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