Local TV Dream Takes a Step Closer

Posted: 04 June 2010, in Press Release

By All media Scotland

The chances of local television stations operating in the Highlands and Islands took a step closer with the expected setting up of a working group to explore the issues involved.

It follows a meeting yesterday of, among others, over half a dozen independent TV production companies from the region, at the invitation of the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition and the Edinburgh-based Institute of Local Television.

But the best laid plans of the meeting were slightly scuppered by newly-appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt, becoming a father last week and therefore unavailable to make a much-anticipated keynote speech about the future of broadcasting under the new Westminster government.

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