Channel 9 to close in Derry?

Sticking with the media, Slugger hears that Channel 9, the community broadcast TV channel in Derry may be about to close. The company has held the local franchise since 1999 and survives on Teletext advertising and grant aid. It provides a couple of hours broadcasting a night, and until a few months back was fronted up by Jimmy Cadden, the popular former editor of the Londonderry Sentinel. According to local journalist and activist Eammon McCann it has played an important role in supporting local democracy discussing everything “from ceasefires to pavements”. No official announcement has, as yet, been made.

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