Should there be local TV services?
The culture secretary is to announce plans for new local TV services in the UK which would help "strengthen local democracy". Can local TV give a proper voice to local people?
In a speech later Jeremy Hunt will outline how rules governing the ownership of media organisations would be relaxed to allow local newspapers and radio stations to run TV services.
Mr Hunt says the UK should attempt to follow the other European countries which have local TV.
Is this long overdue? Are the plans sustainable? Can it produce distinctive programmes? How would it compare to local TV on other countries?
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