25 June, 2012

Angers city want a new tv channel next year

A new local tv is in the air. According to some Angers medias, the city council should debate on June 25 about the issue in spite of the several failure of previous attempts, the last ended in 2010 with TV 10 then Angers 7. Frederic Beatse could unveil a project supported by Angers city and Angers Loire Métropole which will hold together the majority of the capital stock. 

That prompted the mayor to to limit the ambitions of the channel : a budget of 1 million € per year, les than 10 employees and ads revenues of 300 000 per year in three years. Angers city and Angers Loire Métropole both plan to invest 228 000 €. Others investors will have to join in order to fufill the stock capital (400 000 €).In order to lewer the cost, the future channel will only be visible on the net. 

 The problem is there : how to attract private investors? The channel will have to put itself on an editorial line a little bit different of the municipal line (Mr. Beatse promised he will respect the editorial independance) in order to get ads and audience. But with the municipal elections in 2014, it could be tantalizing to take the channel for a platform.

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