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London Live Not Allowed To Relax Local Content Quota

  • The Times, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:41 AM
The Lebedev family’s hopes of turning around their struggling London TV channel have suffered a blow after the broadcasting regulator refused to allow it to cut back on local programming. Ofcom yesterday said that it had rejected London Live’s request to scale back the quota of local shows that it has to run as a condition of its licence, which came only four months after it began broadcasting. Ofcom’s refusal to vary the quotas will cast fresh doubt on the channel’s future.

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