Shadow Min­is­ter’s plea over lo­cal TV

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A SHADOW Min­is­ter has called for in­di­vid­u­als to set up lo­cal tele­vi­sion sta­tions as ri­vals to Kent TV. Jeremy Hunt, Tory shadow sec­re­tary of state for cul­ture, me­dia and sport, said he was a great sup­porter of lo­cal tele­vi­sion. But he ques­tioned why it was so hard for com­pa­nies to de­velop tele­vi­sion sta­tions. “Why is it the only way this can be done is through a coun­cil?” he asked. “I would like to see in­di­vid­u­als or or­gan­i­sa­tions run­ning lo­cal tele­vi­sion sta­tions and tak­ing coun­cils to task.” Mr Hunt, who was on a visit to Folke­stone’s Creative Quar­ter, added: “I re­spect what Kent County Coun­cil has done. “There is noth­ing in its (Kent TV’s) place.”

Pic­ture: Paul Amos PD1654241

Shadow Sec­re­tary for Cul­ture, Me­dia and Sport Jeremy Hunt, right, at the top of the Old High Street in Folke­stone with Damian Collins and Nick Ew­bank, di­rec­tor of the Creative Foun­da­tion

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