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12:20pm Friday 8th February 2013 in News
HARRIETT Baldwin MP has offered her support to anyone who believed they could bring local television to the town.
Her comments came after it was announced Malvern would have a second chance at receiving its own television station under proposals to expand the current coverage of local TV.
Ofcom announced this week that it had awarded a 12-year licence to operate the UK’s local TV infrastructure to Comux UK.
Malvern initially missed out on being one of the pioneer locations of local TV in December 2011. 19 areas were selected with the first television stations expected to be on air before the end of 2013.
Malvern has now been included in proposals for a further 28 locations to be covered.
Ofcom will now be seeking expressions of interest from potential operators in the town and advertising local licences later this year.
Mrs Baldwin said: “I would be delighted to offer my support to any entrepreneur who feels they can bring ultra-local TV to the area.
“Our wonderful local papers show there is enormous support and interest in local news.”