If you are a considering bidding for a local licence(s), are interested in collaborating and partnering with local licence bidders, or are involved with local and community media then this is the event for you.
Run by the Liverpool Screen School at Liverpool John Moores University this free to attend event will bring together a range of highly engaging and informative speakers from industry, Higher Education and the local community sector to explore the opportunities and risks associated with the new local TV framework.
Lessons from Elsewhere - Exploring what the new generation of local TV services can learn from abroad, local radio, and other local tv operators past and present.
Dear BBC… - The BBC has committed to buying content from local services up to a value of £15m over 3 years. The BBC has indicated it is keen to engage on this issue but that it is unlikely to be able to field a speaker at this event. This session therefore explores the questions that could arise from the BBC’s support with the aim of collating comments and queries from our delegates to be fed back to the BBC following the event.
Higher Education and Local TV - We explore what HE might bring to a local licence bid and vice versa, and ask whether HE can afford to be part of local television and equally whether it can afford not to.
Compliance Masterclass - Local stations will be subject to the rigours of Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code on the likes of fairness, privacy, impartiality, accuracy, commercial references and more. This interactive session explores the nitty gritty of compliance for local stations and their suppliers.
Content is King - There has been much debate about the viability/sustainability of local tv, but what about the really important stuff, the content? What will local tv look like? Who will watch it? And how will local stations establish and maintain a brand?