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Local TV and its potential in community engagement Rick Smith RegenTV project team 7th March 2006.

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1 Local TV and its potential in community engagement Rick Smith RegenTV project team 7th March 2006

2 Carpenters Estate, Newham

3 What the residents get

4 Pod Small, sleek and powerful Linux based Low cost

5 RegenTV Services Free digital TV and foreign channels Video on demand Portal for local content Web based & Internet access PC on TV using Open Office

6 Examples of Local TV programmes Meet the neighbours Investigative reporting Internet Safety History Club Testimonials

7 Local TV – Key Results Building local skills Useful tool for two way communications Peer to peer delivery Community consultation increased Community participation increased

8 Carpenters Connect - key results 350 homes (70% take up) 95% access local information 17% involved in content production 75% turnout in estate election

9 Local TV – key issues Local/sub regional Quality Impartiality Legality Funding

10 Benefits for community Digital divide –Takes away initial barriers Community spirit –Meet each other –Appreciate each other –Work together

11 Local TV - Key lessons Community TV is a tool for -Community engagement, participation -Digital divide -Regeneration

12 For more information Phone:


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