Telegraph: Former head of Trinity Mirror Television to put forward local TV proposal

The former managing director of Trinity Mirror Television, Richard Horwood, is to put forward a formal proposal to the government review on local television in relation to a single TV channel which would favour local programming, according to the Telegraph.

It is reported that Horwood has already spoken to head of UK investment banking at Lazard Nicholas Shott, who is responsible for carrying out the review on the commercial viability of local television in the UK for culture, media and sport secretary Jeremy Hunt.

This week Mr Horwood will put a formal proposal to the review involving a single TV channel available on multi-platforms and combining local and national programming and adverts.

The idea is to create a national framework of programming with the ability to “opt out” of the national schedule in certain towns in favour of local programmes and adverts.

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