Ofcom have today opened a consultation on reducing local output, which could see stations allowed to broadcast just 3 hours of local output, anytime between 6am-7pm.
The main proposals are:
• Local FM stations that provide local news at regular intervals throughout the day should
air at least three hours of programming each weekday between 6am and 7pm which
has been made in the local (or approved) area.
• Local FM stations that provide local news only at breakfast and drivetime should air at
least six hours of programming each weekday between 6am and 7pm which has been
made in the local (or approved) area.
They also intend to make the ‘approved areas’, within which a
programme can considered to be ‘locally-made’, bigger to match, as closely as possible, the
ITV regions. They consider this would give licensees greater freedom to determine where to
locate their studios and make their content. This flexibility would enable radio groups that
own multiple licences in the same region to put more resources into programme making
and less into the “bricks and mortar” costs of maintaining separate local studios
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/ ... -radio.pdf
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