Chance to name York's TV channel

Chance to name York's TV channel

Chance to name York's TV channel

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THE people behind a new television channel set to exclusively serve York have launched a campaign to find a new brand name.

Last year Ofcom gave the green light for a York-based media consortium to launch its own channel.

Ahead of the launch in Spring next year, people in York are being asked to help come up with a new name for the tv chanel.

A campaign entitled #MyYorkChannel is being launched today and will run on Twitter and at www.myyorkchannel.com

People are being asked to contribute names that summarise the relevance to York in an instant, while offering something fresh to television.

The prize for the individual or company behind the chosen name is £1,000 and the opportunity to work with the channel’s creative time to bring the brand to life.

Stuart Goulden, the channel’s managing director, said: “Ever since winning the licence, we’ve wanted to involve the local community at the earliest possible opportunity. We hope people will join us in creating the TV channel they want to see in York, starting with its name.”

Naming ideas can be submitted at www.myyorkchannel.com and via Twitter using the #MyYorkChannel hashtag. The competition will run until June 27.

The launch of the channel follows the award of a 12-year L-DTPS licence to broadcast on Freeview channel 8 by Ofcom to the consortium which is made up of One&Other TV, University of York, York St John University, SCY, Visit York, York CVS, City of York Council, Yorkshire Film Archive in November 2013. The channel is expecting to create 12-15 new jobs initially.

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10:48am Fri 16 May 14

MouseHouse says...

Here Today Gone Tomorrow TV?
Here Today Gone Tomorrow TV? MouseHouse
  • Score: -33

6:14pm Fri 16 May 14

malonemalone says...

one day wonder TV?
one day wonder TV? malonemalone
  • Score: -36

7:04pm Fri 16 May 14

pedalling paul says...

Peddling City TV without a doubt...........
Peddling City TV without a doubt........... pedalling paul
  • Score: 21

8:18pm Fri 16 May 14

rodney'sdog says...

The Eye Of York
The Eye Of York rodney'sdog
  • Score: 28

8:37pm Fri 16 May 14

Devils_advocate says...

Has anybody ever queried why SCY are always involved in public initiatives that the council are involved in?
Has anybody ever queried why SCY are always involved in public initiatives that the council are involved in? Devils_advocate
  • Score: -27

12:25am Sat 17 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

Devils_advocate wrote:
Has anybody ever queried why SCY are always involved in public initiatives that the council are involved in?
One reason is the £670,000 grant CYC have given SCY in last three years, without a Service Level Agreement?!!!.

Another, is that Kersten England is a Director of SCY.
[quote][p][bold]Devils_advocate[/bold] wrote: Has anybody ever queried why SCY are always involved in public initiatives that the council are involved in?[/p][/quote]One reason is the £670,000 grant CYC have given SCY in last three years, without a Service Level Agreement?!!!. Another, is that Kersten England is a Director of SCY. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -56

2:36am Sun 18 May 14

Magicman! says...

I have an urge to say "Steve"....

"You're watching Steve TV"
I have an urge to say "Steve".... "You're watching Steve TV" Magicman!
  • Score: -26

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