UK Close To Reducing Regional Programming Regulations

ITV will be allowed to reduce its commitment to regional programming in the UK, under proposed new broadcast rules. “The regulator argues that it must be allowed to relax some of its public service broadcasting commitments in order to survive. In return for relaxation of the rules on the number of regional shows, which tend to be little watched and comparatively expensive compared to networked programmes, ITV will be required to make more peak time drama in the regions.”

Source: The Guardian (UK) - 12/24/04