The BBC will announce whether it will introduce hyperlocal televsion.
It's huge. A real game changer. And for the newspapers, the end of media.
- Because few newspapers can succeed against the might of the BBC and BBC local will be formidable. They already have video journalists for the 65 or so broadband sites.
- Even though many newspapers are doing video, when it comes down to it, the BBC believes viewers will choose them above a local newspaper who's just started video making.
- The decision, for once, overtly legitimises the use of video journalists as a news force.
Earlier this year, I interviewed Peter Horrocks, Head of Multimedia News at the BBC.
The decision will be an explosive one and judging from this link it looks like it will get the green light.