HTFP: Kent County Council to scrap controversial TV channel

Kent TV, the TV channel run by Kent County Council and the subject of a long-running battle with local newspaper the Kent Messenger, will be axed, the local authority confirmed yesterday.

The cost to the taxpayer of the channel, which was launched in September 2007 as a pilot project, is estimated by as in the region of £1.8 million.

The pilot period was due to come to an end next month and council leader Paul Carter said further spending on the channel could not be justified in the current economic climate.

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