New Carlisle TV station may be broadcasting by 2020
Last updated at 16:54, Tuesday, 29 January 2013
A new television station dedicated to Carlisle could be on the air before the end of the decade.
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Would be better if it was a dedicated Cumbria channel. That would be good for the whole county then, would bring in more revenue, would not only benefit locals but give info for tourists to the area and would give a much wider range of things to actually talk about on the channel.
I dont know if a channel just for the city would have enough to go on about for long without repeating itself.
I would love to know whats going on all around the lake district, especially during the warmer months. It would also help businesses to get known around the county so that we could more successfully keep business local rather than watch too much go to the internet. And of course thst means more jobs...
The Border and Look North TV slots broadcast by ITV and BBC (long term B&W/Colour licence payer) must have a policy of restricted time slots for Carlisle and Cumbria. I do look forward to a more less biased local news channel.I recall when Pirelli's invested vast sums of money in Carlisle by building their new factory. My relation Jack Francis (now in his 80's) was allowed to speak on behalf of the factories investment in Cumbria for a minute time. His interview talk about the new factory was cut to only 15 seconds air time, on black and white tv days. Pirelli built a vast factory in Carlisle and went on employing many folks. He said at the time he thought it was deplorable and as a youngster at the time myself, I always believed he was right. It has never changed milliseconds being seemed the norm for Carlisle and Cumbria on both viewing channels on many occasions. Official figures of devoted regional time in comparison? It is about time we were coloured in more than being left out of such broadcasts that say they cover Carlisle, Borders and Cumbria when they have so little to show for their programme titles. I worked GPO shifts for many years so missed both stations. I recall one work colleague when the interviewer was a bit taken back, asking why he did not watch. His response being I'd rather be at work for what local broadcasting was shown.
Border was never local even before it merged with Tyne Tees, it was always more focussed on Southern Scotland than Cumbria!