One Plymouth TV’s long-mooted (heck, we were talking about it back in August) studio and production offices could finally be built at the Royal William Yard if planners give the scheme the thumbs up.
The application for a film studio in a 6,000sq ft slaughterhouse at the Royal William Yard, will be considered by Plymouth City Council’s planning committee tomorrow (that’s Tuesday, folks).
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.
It was originally due to start broadcasting last year (from the Tamar Science Park) but was put on hold when the production company behind the scheme, Automatic Media, folded owing thousands of pounds to creditors.
Suffice to say, events so far don’t exactly fill us with confidence about the channel’s future but, given the local filmmaking talent involved, we can only hope there’s some real progress soon.
Automatic Media’s Dave Orton has been frustratingly vague about the channel’s launch date and scheduling, though he did recently assure the Plymouth Herald that ‘things are moving forward’.
Well that’s certainly put our minds at rest.
Stay tuned to D+CFilm over the coming weeks for more about One Plymouth TV.
Posted by Thin White Duke
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