I WISH to clarify my relationship with York’s future television channel after recent public speculation.
I formed One&Other TV CIC in February 2013 and was awarded the 12-year licence to broadcast on Freeview channel 8 in the local area by Ofcom on the following November. On June 20 this year my resignation from the board of directors was submitted and later accepted.
The reason lay in creative differences. As a voluntary MD, my intention was to employ a team of 15 people who, together with the experienced board, would fulfil its day-to-day broadcasting obligations, with York’s best interests at heart.
Although my exit happened sooner than planned, the business is in excellent health, with all of its funding in place and the recent award of a significant Technology Strategy Board grant, the strong support of local partners and a bank of original, high-quality programming.
All of this is now in the hands of the remaining directors. As a Community Interest Company, its social objectives are enshrined in its constitution.
I look forward to tuning in next year and hope some of the original ethos and vision is in the channel. It has the potential to be a wonderful asset for York.
Stuart Goulden, Goodramgate, York.