One Plymouth TV, the city’s very-own telly station, will apparently start broadcasting on Sky early next year, rather than next month as planned.
Regular readers will remember One Plymouth was all set to be the first channel of its kind in the country, featuring local news, sport, lifestyle and business. The idea was to respond to the huge demand for more local programmes.
‘What demand is that?’, we hear you ask. Ah, tis a question which now won’t be answered until next year, while bigwigs look for an alternative base in the city.
Originally based at the Tamar Science Park, the channel’s bosses have reportedly set their little hearts on a bloody massive building at Plymouth’s Royal William Yard. If the plans for the Grade 1-listed site are agreed by English Heritage, it’s lights, camera, action.
D+CFilm has its fingers crossed that all goes smoothly. After all, a load of local filmmaking talent has got involved in the thing and it would be a real shame if they were left high and dry.
That said, isn’t the idea of pinning your hopes on a television channel a bit archaic in these glorious days of IPTV? It’s as though people still buy into the idea that a piece of film has no worth unless it appears on the telly, or a news story has no worth unless it actually appears in print.
All nonsense of course, but it shows it may be time for an attitude shift down here in Devon and Cornwall.
Posted by Thin White Duke