Hunt relaxes media rules

first_img CULTURE secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday outlined plans to scrap cross-media ownership rules. The changes mean that holders of Channel 3 licences like ITV, STV and UTV will also be able to own regional papers without restrictions.An aide to Hunt said: “We’re basically clearing the decks. The regulations are outdated. We want to deregulate as much as possible.”But industry executives said the move was unlikely to lead to a wave of consolidation in the local media sector.Rob Woodward, chief executive of STV, told City A.M.: “Removing unnecessary restrictions has to be a good thing, but I’m not sure it will lead to a huge amount of change. I’m not sure that regional press and holders of Channel 3 licences are a good mix.” Share whatsapp KCS-content Hunt relaxes media rules Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tuesday 28 September 2010 11:06 pmcenter_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlush whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more