Local TV, Welsh broadcasting, Crowd-funded journalism
The first of a new network of up to 30 local TV stations proposed by the government in areas including Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff and London, launched this week in Grimsby. Estuary TV will be available to 350,000 homes in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. It's hoped other services will open over the next year. Steve Hewlett asks Lia Nici, Executive Producer at Estuary TV, about what's on offer and questions the Chair of the Local TV Network Nigel Dacre on whether the stations present viable business opportunities.
Also in the programme, Ian Jones, the Chief Executive of the welsh language channel S4C, talks about the success of its new drama series 'Hinterland', and the importance of having a service despite falling numbers of welsh speakers. And freelance journalist Peter Jukes on how he is being crowdfunded to live tweet from the hacking trial.
Producer: Katy Takatsuki.