Bosses Have Their 'I' on a New Player; Internet TV Is Seen as the Way Forward

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Byline: Adrian Pearson

REGENERATION bosses are to take their jobs battle to the internet as they look to set up a "North East iPlayer".

Up to 30 jobs could be created as part of a new internet television service for the region.

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Some of the region's leading businesses and scientists will be able to use the studio to explain exactly why investors should be backing them. Spending chiefs at development agency One North East are putting up the cash as part of plans to make the region a leader in public sector broadcasting.

They believe they can eventually set up a new company based in the region tasked with promoting the North's scientific achievements online.

As well as using the new company to sell the potential of Tyneside's science and engineering businesses across the world, One North East also wants to see the region lead the way in so-called Internet Protocol TV.

The plans have already been welcomed by Science City bosses eager to show Newcastle's research skills to a wider audience and make it easier for school children to take part in the science "revolution" planned for the city. Last night Peter Arnold, chief executive at Newcastle Science City, said: "This is a great idea and will help us, as a region, to inspire both children and adults to take up careers in science and see the opportunities it can bring. "The dynamic impact of seeing moving images really catches people's interest in a way no other medium can. …