Funding boost for Helensburgh TV channel

exclamation icon
This page contains archived news material that may no longer be accurate. Please bear this in mind when referring to this page or using any information on it to access council services. Read our current news.

Published Date: 

27 Aug 2012 - 11:06

A COMMUNITY television channel in Helensburgh is set to benefit from a funding boost after the network behind the venture was one of just ten chosen to receive £50,000.

In January 2011, Helensburgh URTV launched in the home town of television inventor John Logie Baird, broadcasting local daily news and entertainment over the internet.

It is staffed by a team of experienced journalists and broadcasters, backed up by a highly skilled IT and multimedia team.

Not-for-profit social enterprise Community News TV is behind the Helensburgh project and is also working on a number of other local television projects across Scotland.

Over 160 projects applied for funding from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and Community News TV was among the ten selected to receive support.

Commenting on the award, Argyll and Bute Council’s Lead Councillor for Communications, Louise Glen-Lee, said: “There is a great tradition of news-making in Argyll and Bute, and Helensburgh URTV  provides a fantastic service and has shown great innovation in presenting local people with the local news they want to see. I am delighted that their success has been rewarded in this way and look forward to seeing even more quality news and features on this local television channel.”