Local TV: Birmingham's experience
Why does Birmingham Alabama have eight local TV stations, when Birmingham in the UK - four times the size - has none? Could that all be about to change? Steve Hewlett finds out.
This week with Steve Hewlett:
Why does Birmingham Alabama have eight local TV stations when Birmingham in the UK - four times the size - has none? Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt MP posed that question over two years ago when he set out his vision for new local tv stations across the UK. The deadline for submissions from the would-be tv operators in 21 towns and cities closed this week and now we have a clearer picture of how Jeremy Hunt's question might be answered. Join Steve Hewlett and his guests in the West Midlands to find out more.
The producer is Simon Tillotson..