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Ofcom is asking for bids to run 23 more local TV stations on Freeview.

Ofcom is asking for bids to run 23 more local TV stations on Fr
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Ofcom has asked for bids for the second round of local TV stations today.

These are at

It is notable that Bangor, Cambridge, Middlesbrough, Mold, Scarborough, York and Swansea are not on the list.The closing date for applications for Bangor, Cambridge, Middlesbrough, Mold, Scarborough, Swansea and York is 11 September 2013. It is possible that there may be channels in phase two locations on air by the end of 2014.

In addition, Ofcom is proposing to merge the Maidstone and Tunbridge licences into one licence, and also to merge Hereford and Gloucester into a single licence area.

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Thursday, 20 June 2013
Charles Stuart

10:54 PM

Have Ofcom published the transmitter power details for each of the phase 1 sites and/or each of the phase 2 sites? Have any of the phase 1 franchisees opted to use better mast positions than was assumed in the forecast maps? If yes, how will these changes affect the areas where reception is possible?

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Charles Stuart's 159 posts GB flag
Charles's: mapC's Freeview map terrainC's terrain plot wavesC's frequency data C's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Friday, 21 June 2013

1:36 PM

CCharles Stuart: The transmitter powers are as per the "reference offer" document the Arqiva produced for Ofcom:….pdf

Comux - Homepage | Comux - (see Ofcom | Ofcom awards local TV ‘multiplex’ licence ) has not asked to change any of the locations in their bid.

They can't really - the interleaved frequencies are as they are because they are interleaved...

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Sunday, 30 June 2013
4:44 AM

Actually, they are advertising for the locations you say are not on the list. The closing date for applications being 11 September 2013. The remaining 23 locations in the list to be advertised, in batches, over the next year.

Ofcom | Ofcom starts second phase of local TV licensing

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jj20x's 2 posts GB flag

5:24 PM

jj20x: Yes... I have corrected the article.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
7:09 PM

Briantist: Indeed, I noticed the changes earlier. Although perhaps the location markers showing as "3" on the map could also be updated to avoid any confusion.

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jj20x's 2 posts GB flag

8:08 PM

jj20x: Thanks. Yes, indeed. I updated the interactive map[1], but not the grab of it shown above...

[1] Local television on Freeview | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Stuart Owens

12:18 AM

I thought Shrewsbury and Telford were proposed to run local TV channels.
Were the companies with applications for licences rejected by Ofcom or something?
Could they re-apply or anyone else apply for a licence in the future?
And how soon could the winning licence get on the air? (SJ294530) 

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Stuart Owens's 156 posts GB flag
Sunday, 22 September 2013

4:03 PM

how far down the list is salisbury for local tv and local dab

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