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Gov't bid for BBC IoM online news programme

Policy and Reform Minister waiting for reply to proposal

The government is waiting for approval to trial a digital BBC Isle of Man news programme. 

Policy and Reform Minister Ray Harmer explained the current status, in a statement on BBC TV Licensing in Tynwald.  

He spoke about the relationship with the BBC and Manx Radio, with a reciprocal sharing agreement of news content.  

But, Mr Harmer said they could capitalise further on BBC TV Licensing with similar 'opt-out' systems to the Channel Islands:

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