Friday, 15 July 2016

Good luck to a new local medium

Bay TV launched this week. It is available on Freeview channel 8 in the Swansea Bay area. I understand that the unexpected death of a key player in the launch programme held up its appearance on Virgin Media at the same time, but Bay TV will in a week or so's time appear on Virgin channel 159 with an online offering to follow.  

Teething troubles were clear on the first day, with sound levels not what they should be. However, these were rectified by midweek. With a mixture of experience and new young talent in front of the camera, and good use being made of local musicians, Bay TV has made a promising start. The next weeks and months are going to be critical, as TV eats up material at a great rate. I wish the new channel well.

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