BBC meets Birmingham Bosses

There has been a meeting between the BBC Director General and city council chiefs. I understand the city were determined to ensure a ‘significant’ continuing presence for the BBC in Birmingham. Probably seriously too late – about 10 years!

Media Meeting and the BBC

There have been a number of points that emerged from the media meeting at the Botanicals and I’ve summarised more of them here. I think with the local and mayoral elections coming up now is a good time to get our message across. But congratulations to Gisela Stuart and Martin Mullaney for being prepared to

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Birmingham asks the burning media questions

I was delighted to be able to attend the meeting called by Gisela Stuart last week on the future for media business in the city given the BBC’s flight from Birmingham. Councillor Martin Mullaney, sharing the top table, made some interesting opening points including the fact that they were having a meeting with the Director General about the issue.

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BBC not pulling out of Birmingham

I thought this might be an interesting quote on BBC Birmingham – for the purposes of this post I won’t say who made it or when but a guess would be a good idea! “The BBC is not pulling out of England’s second city. Now that we have a much clearer picture of production requirements in Birmingham, we are in a position to give output guarantees…”

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The Birmingham Media Story and YourTV

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YourTV logoFollowing the Government’s announcement of its plans to create a tier of local television stations, YourTV has already announced its intention to apply for the local television licence in Birmingham. As more and more media production leaves Birmingham, YourTV Birmingham aims to redress the balance by giving the city its own local television station, made by and for local people.

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