In the summer of 1959 when the Authority was considering plans for the West Country, reference was also made to recent approaches by an ‘apparently influential and able’ group from the Channel Islands.1 This group had declared their interest in the possibility of setting up a local itv company that would provide a service for the islands, including even programmes made in their own studios. The idea of a company able to survive with an audience of at best 25,000 viewing homes and a total population of around 100,000 had hitherto not been contemplated. The bbc service to the islands treated them as part of the audience for their West Region television output from Plymouth. But the Authority concluded that it would be unwise to proceed on the assumption that the Channel Islands would be a pure satellite when it was known that a group existed willing to originate programmes there.


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