Today, Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary, announced 65 places throughout the country where there could be a new TV station, and amongst them is Basingstoke – OK not Whitchurch, but just up-the-road! The areas named are now to be asked to make a case as to why they should be one of the final selection – which will consist of around 20 stations. Other nearby locations named include Reading, Salisbury and Southampton.
Should the scheme progress the plans are that any new stations would be primarily focussed on news and local content, with licences being issued towards the end of 2012.
But perhaps Whitchurch should have its very own TV Channel?
What would you want it to cover?
You could send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.