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Channel 6 to partner with universities across the UK

Channel 6 is to team up with Skillset to “explore partnerships and collaborative opportunities” with more than 20 media colleges and universities in the UK, according to reports this week.

The Drum claims that Channel 6, which is reportedly planning on bidding for the new national TV network announced by culture secretary Jeremy Hunt last month, to support local television across the UK, already has plans underway to work with both Sunderland and Cardiff University.

Richard Horwood, chief executive of Channel 6, said universities are “key local partners”.

Over the next few months we will be sitting down with our partner colleges and universities to discuss in detail how we can collaborate most effectively. We’ll be looking at issues like access to studios, production, and post-production facilities, providing internships for undergraduates and jobs for graduates, maybe even setting up our local affiliates on campus. Depending on the business model we agree, our partner universities could participate directly in the profitability of the local affiliate.

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.