Discover Britain web TV channel launches

A new web TV channel has been launched after businesses in three market towns came together to promote their communities.

As a result of the collaborations by the businesses in Yarm, near Darlington, and Stokesley and Northallerton in North Yorkshire, has launched the new Discover Britain Channel.

The channel will offer the opportunity to promote areas of the country through the medium of web videos. The videos give a view of what these towns have to offer by way of their unique collections of retail, business and night life.

Led by entrepreneur Steven Bell, who owns Chapters Hotel and Restaurant, in Stokesley, as well as designer clothing retailer The House, in Yarm and Northallerton, the businesses came together to embrace the new Web 2.0 age.

Other businesses which were involved included Market Cross Jewellers, in Yarm, the Joe Cornish Gallery, in Stokesley,  and Lewis and Cooper delicatessen in Northallerton.

ADVERTISEMENT provides a national service compiling TV reports that are then available to view on the internet. The reports cost in the region of £390 plus VAT and are made by the channel’s network of professional TV crews throughout the UK.

As part of the £390 package a short TV report can be filmed, scripted, edited and placed on the website. The clients are given ‘html’ codes to enable the TV reports to be shown on their own websites and downloadable ‘wmv’ files to use in presentations.

The web TV channel is owned by Darlington based Recognition Services Ltd, which supplies photographic, video, design and web services clients throughout the UK. The company is owned by Graham Robb & Frances Bourne.

Graham Robb said: “Yarm, Stokesley and Northallerton are three real gems of market towns, with a lot to offer visitors and people who are looking for beautiful places to live. I am convinced that there are many other places around the country with a lot to shout about, but which many people will not have heard of.”

Frances Bourne added: “The Discover Britain Channel will allow people to work together in their towns to give a video overview of what they have to offer to attract visitors. We hope that many areas will follow the lead of these three and make this channel a great place to visit, to learn about new places they would enjoy.”

Steven Bell said: “All three of these towns have shops and businesses which make them unique. They are market towns which have managed to keep their picturesque nature but move with the times to offer a great day out, excellent shopping and places to eat and drink. By bringing this all together on video, we can give people a taste of what a day in Stokesley, Yarm or Northallerton is like and hopefully draw people in to enjoy these places first hand.”