Important decisions affecting two of the UK’s public service broadcasters are pending, according to media reports over the weekend.
Following Ofcom’s green light, 15 out of 20 local TV channels owned by That’s TV will have local news produced from outside their area.
Ofcom has found Channel 4’s disaster recovery system to be lacking, as broadcaster crashes off-air again. The regulator will now look at how broadcasters can avoid ending up in this situation again.
An average of 1.2 million viewers tuned into Sky Sports channels last Sunday, giving the service its highest viewing figures since its launch over 30 years ago.
Channel 5 is merging its two main bulletins to create a newshour from 5pm. The new show starts on 8th November.
Hopes for rapid restoration of subtitles across Channel 4’s other services after progress over the weekend, exactly one month on from a major incident that knocked out Channel 4.
A business led by Lord Michael Grade and ITV have been named as the frontrunners to buy Channel 4. A consultation over the future of the state-owned broadcaster launched in the summer.
Subtitles will be able on a small selection of Channel 4 programmes on Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and All 4. But most of its offshoot channels remain without subtitles.
Pop-up news channel to run from 1-12th November, offering live coverage of all the sessions at the much-heralded event in Glasgow.
Three and a half weeks after broadcasters were thrown off-air, normality is returning to Channel 5.