Sky aims to take on BBC in lo­cal TV news

The Daily Telegraph - - Front Page -

The BBC faces a fresh chal­lenge to the li­cence fee as Sky ex­plores the launch of its own lo­cal news ser­vice. The Daily Tele­graph can dis­close that the pay-tv gi­ant has been lob­by­ing Of­com to open up lo­cal tele­vi­sion news to new com­pe­ti­tion in an up­date to pub­lic ser­vice broad­cast­ing reg­u­la­tions. Sky is de­vel­op­ing plans for Sky News Lo­cal, which would build on its na­tional rolling news chan­nel. Of­com is due to be­gin a re­view of pub­lic ser­vice broad­cast­ing next month.

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