Kent reaches locals through web TV

Kent County Council will this month launch an internet TV channel in an attempt to better communicate with local people.

Kent TV will be free of charge and will broadcast local news and feature programmes from around the county.

The council’s media operations manager Marcus Chrysostomou said: ‘It’s an opportunity for us to be visible and democratic in two-way conversations with the public. It will also help us to explain how our services work.’

He said features could include how to find a residential home for an elderly parent or how to get a Kent card – a debit card that is used to pay for social services help.

Local businesses and community groups will also be able to upload their own content onto Kent TV to highlight local issues.

The initiative is being led by Kent County Council but the channel will be run by the independent media company Ten Alps Digital, co-founded by Sir Bob Geldof.

For further information visit www.kenttv.com

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