Next week the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt is expected to announce whether or not the Government will press ahead with proposals for local television across Britain. On Monday evening Greg Dyke, Chairman of the Local Television Advisory Committee will urge the Secretary of State to ‘bite the bullet’ and kick start the process which could see 80 local television services licensed within two years.
The University of York has recently completed a £200m first phase of an overall £750m investment in extending its campus onto Heslington East. This investment includes a flagship new building for the Department of Theatre, Film and Television. The complex includes two broadcast studios, a 200 seat theatre, a 150 seat cinema and screening room, and cutting edge post-production facilities. It's the best equipped facility of its kind in the North East of England.
The event will take place at 6pm on 10th January in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television on the University of York’s campus at Heslington East (please see www.york.ac.uk/np/maps/hes-east.htm for directions). The event will be followed by a drinks reception in the same building. We do hope you are able to join us for what should be a fascinating talk.