Would you watch local TV?
The Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is to announce plans for a UK-wide network of local television services. Are they needed?
He will invite firms to register their interest in running a channel, initially in 10 to 12 cities, by March 1 - licences will be handed out before the end of 2012.
Local television in the US, where many cities have their own local news and entertainment coverage, is a style championed by Mr Hunt.
What should local TV include? Would local TV give a new voice to local communities?
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