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BroadcastNow: Ofcom warns ITV could lose £64m a year on regional news

Ofcom has warned that the ITV network will be facing a loss of up to £64m a year by 2012, if it has to continue providing regional news bulletins, reports BroadcastNow.co.uk.

“The regulator indicated its support for establishing independent news consortia to deliver localised news across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”


“The Digital Britain report released earlier this year also called for independent news consortias to take over the regional news slots on ITV, suggesting that the groups could comprise of existing media organisations and be funded by the surplus from the Digital Switchover fund.”

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Last week John Hardie, ITN chief executive,  called for separate contracts for replacement ITV regional news services to be issued for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – ie. a single contract for the whole of England (via MediaGuardian).

BroadcastNow: Geoff Motley on why ‘webcasting is not cheapcasting’

Investing time and money in production online is still a valuable exercise says Geoff Motley, broadcaster, presenter and media consultant. He writes on the BroadcastNow blog that ‘presenting well on the web is worth doing properly’.

“People shouldn’t regard production for the web as hobby TV. Properly done, resulting in the right impact and a thumping good impression of one’s business, project or passion, you have to hire the skills and set a realistic budget to make it happen. Having said that it can be very cost effective.”

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