IFNCs and the politics of local news provision

20 July 2010

The IFNC process remains on track, but the pilot contracts may not be signed off this side of the general election – if Labour wins the election, this will not be material to the pilots or the wider IFNC project in the Digital Economy Bill

Given their opposition to IFNCs, we expect a win for the Conservatives would halt the pilot negotiations – as well as the wider IFNC project

The Conservative plan appears to be the creation of a network of local media companies. We are sceptical that such LMCs would be commercially viable

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