City TV’s Development Board develops

City TV has attracted several business luminaries to its Interim Development Board in support of its application for Birmingham’s Local-Digital Television Programme Service.

City TV Interim Board

L-R Row 1: Alex Bishop, Partner, Shoosmiths; Debra Davis, City TV Broadcasting Ltd; Clare Bramley, Canis Media; Diane Benussi, Benussi Law; Pam Morgan-Smith; Row 2: Derek Inman, City TV Broadcasting Ltd; Joel Graham-Blake, DEN; Alan Grindley, City TV Broadcasting Ltd; Paul Heaven, Blue Sky CF; Des Tong, City TV Broadcasting Ltd.; Charlotte Crossley, Birmingham Science Park; and Katie McPhilimey, Live 24-Seven. Photo credit: Jas Sansi Photography

The advisory board will focus on the business side of the proposition ensuring that business plans are robust and sustainable and that the larger Birmingham business community endorses the local effort to win the bid.

The Interim Development Board joins City TV Broadcasting Ltd: Debra Davis, Chief Executive; Alan Grindley, Founder and Vice Chairman; Derek Inman; Des Tong; Gary James; and Clare Bramley.

Debra Davis, Chief Executive:  “We are really pleased that the business community is really getting behind our efforts.  It is important that we get the local television we want and that it covers news and issues people want to watch.

Charlotte Crossley, Head of Communications for Birmingham Science Park said: “A local TV station for Birmingham will be hugely beneficial in informing people about all that happens across the city. It will be the best platform to rally support and feedback for initiatives that could drive the city’s growth agenda, and it will be able to build community spirit. City TV is committed to being based in the heart of Birmingham, employing local people and commissioning local production companies. This is the best model for local TV and one the city as a whole should get behind.”

Joel Graham-Blake, Founder The Den and Founder/Director Cultiv8 Solutions:  “City TV will provide the local platform, that will allow us all to share in the promotion of our diverse heritage and culture, showing the world why Birmingham is such a great city!”