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Channel 40

Milton Keynes' community cable TV station – Channel 40 –  broke new ground in the latter half of the 1970s as, effectively, the YouTube of its day in that it facilitated the creation of video programming by members of the local community. With low cost portable video (the Sony 
1/2″ Video Rover – or Portapak) starting to become available, coupled with frame-accurate Sony 3/4″ U-Matic videocassette editing now possible, Channel 40 proved that citizens  television was possible.
Unforunately, its finite funding came to end and the project closed on 31st July 1979