Brand Republic: BBC will not launch new local web plans, says Boaden

The BBC is not planning more local expansion online and is not in competition with regional publishers websites, Helen Boaden, director of BBC News, told the Oxford Media Convention yesterday.

According to Brand Republic, the corporation is seeking partnerships online and will not encroach on regional news group’s territory, whether its regional, local or hyperlocal.

In 2008 the corporation had its plans for investment in local video on BBC websites rejected by the BBC Trust.

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