Bangor TV bid rejected


Tomos Hughes


THE BID to bring a community television station to Bangor has been rejected.

Applicants Bay TV Gwynedd have had their application for a city TV channel turned down by Ofcom's Broadcast Licensing Committee

The committee ruled that the bid would not be sutainable over the proposed license period, due to the funding model the bid proposed, which they said relied "heavily" on advertising revenue.

The Ofcom statement reads: “In reviewing the application, the BLC noted the inherent challenges of the Bangor area, which has a coverage of only 16,000 households.

“The BLC was concerned that the assumptions made by the application in terms of the advertising revenue per household would be unlikely to be achievable.

“In the BLC’s view, the applicant would not be able to maintain the proposed service over the licence period and therefore decided not to award the licence for Bangor.”

Read next Thursday's edition of the Chronicle for more reaction.

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