Shadow Media Secretary praises role of local TV

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Shadow Media Secretary Maria Eagle, on Bay TV, Liverpool

11 March 2016

Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Maria Eagle has praised the role of local TV during a visit to Liverpool.

Speaking on Bay TV, she said:

“I think it’s tremendously important in an age where media is becoming more global for local people to be able to access news and current affairs and other programming that’s relevant to them.

So I think it’s a good thing. I like Bay TV, I hope you’ll carry on doing the job you are doing, and reporting on local things that matter to people here on Merseyside.

One of the great things about media, whether it’s TV or local newspapers, is they have to suit and become what’s wanted in their area, and there may be different models in different places. But as far as I’m concerned, diversity is a good thing and I’m sure that in the future local TV will be an important part of how people watch, what they see, and how they get their local news.”

See the video interview here.