Swansea and Cardiff to have local TV stations

December 13, 2011 12:39 PM
Originally published by Peter Black and South Wales West Liberal Democrats

UK communications regulator Ofcom has today proposed a list of 20 Local TV sites across the UK, including Swansea and Cardiff.

These have been selected from the sites where local TV is technically possible and where there is interest in providing a service. They were selected to achieve a range of locations across the UK, and a range of scales of operation. Evidence of strong local demand was also taken into account.

Commenting on the news that Swansea and Cardiff were named as being two of the twenty locations, South Wales West and Welsh Lib Dem Shadow Heritage Minister, Peter Black, said:

"I welcome the opportunity this presents to improve democratic engagement in Swansea and Cardiff, and I'm pleased strong cases were made on behalf of the Cities. Increasing information about what is happening in local communities is an excellent way to ensure that representatives are held further to account.

"Now this announcement has been made, I look forward to further details on how it will operate and be funded."

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