York TV station denies funding fiasco

York TV station denies funding fiasco

York TV station denies funding fiasco

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YORK'S new TV station has distanced itself from speculation of a funding crisis for local channels after reports of such problems elsewhere.

It has emerged that the BBC Trust has delayed paying out the latest installment of £25 million to fund the costs of transmitting the local TV channels. This follows questions over accounting at Comux, the company that builds and manages local TV infrastructure.

It was reported that without the money, a second round of proposed channels, covering Cambridge, Middlesbrough and York could not be launched.

However a spokesperson for the channel has denied this saying they are not due to receive payments until they go on air in 2015.

The BBC Trust has been conducting an audit of Comux, who have been used to operate the digital transmission infrastructure, as it is entitled to do under its funding contract. As a result, a payment of more than £1m, which was expected by Comux earlier this year, has not been made.

The new York TV channel is expected to create 12-15 new jobs initially while working with local independent producers. It aims to "ensure the channel has the interests of the local community at its heart and will invest in the training of the next generation of digital content producers."

The start date for the York channel is to be between October 31 this year and January 30 next year.

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12:06pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Fat Harry says...

It's probably The Council's fault.
It's probably The Council's fault. Fat Harry
  • Score: -25

1:38pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Fabius the Delayer says...

York has a TV Channel !!!??
Ho! just read to the bottom of the article you haven't transmuted yet
Still 12 to 15 media studies students that won't have to work in Currys
for a year till it goes bust ! Hey! looking forward to it already
York has a TV Channel !!!?? Ho! just read to the bottom of the article you haven't transmuted yet Still 12 to 15 media studies students that won't have to work in Currys for a year till it goes bust ! Hey! looking forward to it already Fabius the Delayer
  • Score: -30

3:48pm Wed 30 Apr 14

MouseHouse says...

Hmmm. Don't hold your breath. If it does launch I fear it will follow the example of the previous attempt, was it ten or more years ago?
Hmmm. Don't hold your breath. If it does launch I fear it will follow the example of the previous attempt, was it ten or more years ago? MouseHouse
  • Score: -12

5:25pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Ichabod76 says...

Fat Harry wrote:
It's probably The Council's fault.
Why don't you have a look who the directors are !

Something very fishy going on
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: It's probably The Council's fault.[/p][/quote]Why don't you have a look who the directors are ! Something very fishy going on Ichabod76
  • Score: -4

8:01pm Wed 30 Apr 14

malonemalone says...

community and local TV channels are always failures as this will be
community and local TV channels are always failures as this will be malonemalone
  • Score: 3

9:59pm Wed 30 Apr 14

gmsgop says...

Ichabod76 wrote:
Fat Harry wrote:
It's probably The Council's fault.
Why don't you have a look who the directors are !

Something very fishy going on
Who are the Directors? I didnt think it was anything to do with the city of York council- supposed to be independent yes? So no council payroll. Or co- kicks toon with Cyc comms team tec.....

any more info ok???
[quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: It's probably The Council's fault.[/p][/quote]Why don't you have a look who the directors are ! Something very fishy going on[/p][/quote]Who are the Directors? I didnt think it was anything to do with the city of York council- supposed to be independent yes? So no council payroll. Or co- kicks toon with Cyc comms team tec..... any more info ok??? gmsgop
  • Score: 1

11:06pm Wed 30 Apr 14

PKH says...

If it is anything like Radio York during the day they will just repeat the same thing over and over again, if this is the case I won't be watching like I don't listen to Radio York as it does my head in.
If it is anything like Radio York during the day they will just repeat the same thing over and over again, if this is the case I won't be watching like I don't listen to Radio York as it does my head in. PKH
  • Score: 2

11:28pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Break a leg!
Break a leg! Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 1

6:45am Thu 1 May 14

Fat Harry says...

Ichabod76 wrote:
Fat Harry wrote:
It's probably The Council's fault.
Why don't you have a look who the directors are !

Something very fishy going on
No idea who the directors are. Why don't you enlighten me, and give an outline of the nature of the fishiness?
[quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: It's probably The Council's fault.[/p][/quote]Why don't you have a look who the directors are ! Something very fishy going on[/p][/quote]No idea who the directors are. Why don't you enlighten me, and give an outline of the nature of the fishiness? Fat Harry
  • Score: 1

11:20am Thu 1 May 14

York2000 says...

All the people who post negative comments on this website should start thier own programme on this channel. Here is your chance to be seen! You could even arrange a televised debate with City leaders. Imagine...

That way I could switch you all off, and get back to enjoying reading local news.
All the people who post negative comments on this website should start thier own programme on this channel. Here is your chance to be seen! You could even arrange a televised debate with City leaders. Imagine... That way I could switch you all off, and get back to enjoying reading local news. York2000
  • Score: 1

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