18 Doughty Street relaunch

The web’s political TV channel, 18 Doughty Street has announced that it is to close next week – to relaunch itself with a new name and a new Westminster studio next year. Iain Dale reveals they have a new chief exec on board, and will be bringing a ‘more netty feel’ to their programming. Fair play to them: they’ve already achieved something significant, proving at the very least that ‘it can be done’. Faster and cheaper broadband, a YouTube-literate population, plus a continuing lack of political coverage on proper telly… expect more to come.