TV in the UK has always had regional programming, but those regions have been quite broad. With the digital switchover, a new opportunity for a network of truly local TV stations presented itself. Comux came up with a clever way of creating shared infrastructure and a financial model to maintain it, so the costs of being a broadcaster weren’t burdening the TV stations. They approached my company Napoleon Creative and asked us to make a whiteboard animation to explain everything:
This will lead to much more localised production across the UK, opportunities for people to cut their teeth locally, before moving on to other production companies elsewhere. You’ll probably get more chance to do a bit of everything as well, getting a broader experience. If you’re looking for work, check if there are opportunities with your local TV station.