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Freeview local TV branding announced - Local TV or |local|

Comux UK, who won the Ofcom licence to operate the local TV multiplexes in 19 major cities and towns are calling their services "Local TV".

Comux UK, who won the Ofcom licence to operate the local TV mul
published on UK Free TV

Local TV will be promoting the new services, which come on air over the next 12 months starting with Grimsby in November. They have launched a new website today Local TV - Get closer.

Responsible Minister Ed Vaizey says "This agreement marks a key stage in the development of local TV and we will soon see the first station begin broadcasting. The first station to hit the airwaves will launch an entirely new media industry in the UK. These stations are creating new jobs in our communications and creative industries, and providing people with a fresh way to be informed about their local communities."

The Local TV brand was officially launched at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival (GEITF).



The Local TV site.

Comux's CEO Ed Hall says "Recently we announced contracts with all of our infrastructure partners and suppliers. We can now deliver the complete technical framework we promised to Ofcom and the 19 local licensees due to start broadcasting from this November. Today's launch of the public-facing Local TV brand means that we can now start promoting the service to the public and ensure that it receives the audience it deserves.

Local TV will become a familiar brand over the next year or two, and we fully expect that the local television service will attract a significant audience in the areas that it is available. Ofcom is currently seeking expressions of interest in a second phase of local stations across another 30 locations, and we are looking forward to the launch of the first station this autumn."

Lia Nici from Channel 7 Grimsby adds "The opportunity to launch our service on Freeview represents a major advance for us and will bring us to a far bigger audience. This has been made possible by the shared infrastructure that Comux UK has put in place which allows us to focus our investments and efforts on programme making. We're, therefore, very pleased that we will be the first station to broadcast on the new service this November."

Alongside broadcasting on digital terrestrial TV, some of the local channels are planning carriage on satellite and cable TV, and online.

Comux UK is owned in equal measure by the local television licensees.



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Sunday, 25 August 2013
Briantist
5:07 PM

And I think this put to bed the "the listener/ compulsive up to then licence payer had no choice but to accept the totally undescriptive numbering" as the matter was discussed in Parliament on. 22 July 1969

BROADCASTING IN THE SEVENTIES (B.B.C. PLAN) (Hansard, 22 July 1969)

Any more straw men?

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Briantist
6:11 PM

If anyone is actually interested there is a book secion you can read here The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume V: Competition - Asa Briggs - Google Books - page 719 onwards.

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Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Briantist
8:52 AM

Tony Trueman: You can get Film4 from all transmitters in the UK now.

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Monday, 2 June 2014
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jose
10:47 PM

Some channel i see Mr World concurse next saturday 15

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