Channel 4 and Channel 5 have called on Ofcom to reject Evgeny Lebedev’s proposal to slash London Live’s programming, arguing it would set an “unwelcome precedent” that would
“devalue” public service broadcasting. In addition, two failed bidders for the capital’s local TV licence – London8 which was headed by ex-Channel 4 chairman Luke Johnson, and
Channel 6 which was backed by organisations including Trinity Mirror – have threatened legal action if Ofcom grants London Live’s licence changes.
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