MSP presses cases for local TV

JIM Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrat Borders MSP, has met with Ofcom to press the case for local and regional programming across the Borders after the recent announcement that the new channel 3 licence is to be renewed.

Mr Hume said: “When the announcement was made at the end of last month Culture Secretary, Maria Millar MP, warned that there could be a difference in content received by viewers in the South of Scotland compared with elsewhere in the country.

“Many will be concerned by this statement.

“There is an overwhelming groundswell of support for local and regional content across the Borders and indeed, Ofcom’s own research demonstrates that very well.

“As Ofcom negotiates the new licences, it’s crucial that viewers in the Borders do not see their regional and local programming compromised.”