‘Local’ TV gets ready to launch

Most of us think of local television as having nervous presenters barely out of their teens, thinly-disguised advertorials and shaky footage of the latest school football match.

18th June, 2005

Most of us think of local television as having nervous presenters barely out of their teens, thinly-disguised advertorials and shaky footage of the latest school football match.

But City Channel, a 24-hour Dublin channel set to start transmission this September, is challenging these perceptions.

Backers of the channel, which is fronted by David Harvey, the former presenter of Crimeline, have been visiting Dublin advertising agencies with a slick presentation package that includes a tightly produced...

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