Time for an E-Span channel ?Posted: March 29, 2010
However, we still don’t have any equivalent of C-SPAN (in the US) or LCP-Public Senat in France… a real TV channel dedicated to the full coverage of what’s happening in European institutions ; and one that everybody is at least aware of its existence. A channel that would be available on Satellite broadcast or in the internet-boxes.
In my point of view, the flaw in EbS and EuroparlTV, is that its coverage is never (or hardly ever) re-used in the mainstream media, as it is the case for the C-SPAN pictures in the US.
Of course, when I think about it, the reason why things are the way they are is clear : No European TV channel, because almost nobody would watch it… The question remaining is : would creating such a channel improve the coverage of European affairs and increase the public interest in the institutions ; or do we have to wait for a greater interest from the public to setup this channel…
At the end of this post, I’d like to point to Julien Frisch’s interview for Cafe Babel where he talk about this issue.