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BROADCASTING BILL: PUBLISHED TODAY:

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The Govt publishes its Bill to reform the broadcasting media. The proposals include a 5th TV channel, 3 national commercial radio stations, the sale of ITV franchises & the replacement of the IBA with a new Independent Television Commission. The Home Secretary will have power of veto on top Channel 4 appoint- ments. One effect is to allow satellite companies in theory to buy up major sporting events such as the Cup Final or Wimbledon. Also, a look at how Granada is hoping to hold onto its franchise and what it plans to do if it doesn't.

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ITV News
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BROADCASTING BILL: PUBLISHED TODAY:
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The Govt publishes its Bill to reform the broadcasting media. The proposals include a 5th TV channel, 3 national commercial radio stations, the sale of ITV franchises & the replacement of the IBA with a new Independent Television Commission. The Home Secretary will have power of veto on top Channel 4 appoint- ments. One effect is to allow satellite companies in theory to buy up major sporting events such as the Cup Final or Wimbledon. Also, a look at how Granada is hoping to hold onto its franchise and what it plans to do if it doesn't.
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lifestyle and leisure
economy, business and finance
arts, culture and entertainment
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1989-12-07