UTV Accepts Ofcom Terms for New 10 year Licence
The announcement ensures UTV can plan ahead to invest in high quality public service content and in further technology to deliver programming on a number of platforms.
Joh ugg flip flops n McCann, Group Chief Executive, UTV Media plc said: “UTV are totally committed to providing our audience with high quality public service programming in the future as we have for more than 50 years.”
Michael Wilson, Managing Director, UTV said: “The commitment of our staff has never been stronger and the q ugg flip flops uality of our regional output continues to enjoy some of the highest ratings in the whole of the UK.”
This announcement follows criticism from Irish broadcasters as UTV’s new Irish channel will avoid a state levy that costs its competitors hundreds of thousands of euro each year.
The Northern Ireland TV channel has applied for a licen ugg flip flops ce through a rarely used law that bypasses a broadcasting ugg flip flops levy paid for by most of the rest of the country’s radio and TV stations including RT and TV3. Setanta Sports also avoids this levy as it buys in the majority of its content instead of producing it in Ireland.
UTV will import most of its content from UK producers, mainly ITV, in order to air shows such as ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Emmerdale’. UTV’s only indigenous content planned for now is a one hour, peak time news, current affairs and community programme. This is however expected to increase in the coming months.