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Dave Ja Vu is back full-time on Freeview

Still on channel 25, but some viewers may need to retune.

Birmingham's local TV licence transferred

Kaleidoscope has to launch service in three months.

UKTV Play launches on PC and YouView

Catch-up on programmes shown on Dave, Drama, Really and Yesterday.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Motors TV expands reach with cable carriage deal

Motors TV is continuing its rapid expansion across digital TV platforms, confirming that it will be carried on Virgin Media from Thursday.

That's Solent launches new local TV service for Southampton and Portsmouth area

That's Solent, a new local TV channel covering the Southampton and Portsmouth area, has gone live this evening on Freeview and YouView channel 8.

The station, based in Cosham, started at 8:15pm. It launched without the fanfare of publicity that accompanied other local TV channel launches, such as Notts TV's blue duck campaign.

Digital UK reveals connected Freeview specs to industry; Arqiva to build service

Digital UK, the organisation responsible for managing the digital terrestrial television platform has today announced the signing of major contracts to build and test a new Freeview-branded connected TV service.

Following a competitive selection process, Arqiva has been awarded the contract to provide the metadata system at the heart of the new service. It will enable viewers to move seamlessly between live programmes and on-demand shows using Freeview’s new "backwards EPG". This will include material from the catch-up services including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD with further content providers to be confirmed in due course.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Local TV network celebrates first anniversary

The UK's local TV network celebrates the first anniversary of the first of the fledgling network of local TV stations to go on air on Wednesday.

Estuary TV, the local TV channel serving Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, born out of a local cable TV station, was first to launch a local TV service on Freeview channel 8 on 26th November 2013.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Three local TV stations join Sky

Made in Leeds, Bristol and Cardiff are now on Sky
Three local TV stations have been added to Sky today, bringing the current total of local TV stations on Sky to five.

Made in Bristol, Made in Cardiff and Made in Leeds have been added to Sky's EPG. Bristol and Leeds local stations can be found on channel 117; Made in Cardiff is on channel 134. Until now, London Live and STV Glasgow were the only local TV stations carried on Sky.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Local DAB digital radio reaches North West Wales in December

UPDATED Listeners in parts of North Wales will be able to receive five extra stations on DAB digital radio from December, when a new local multiplex serving the area is due to go live.

BBC Radio Wales and Cymru will join Capital North Wales, Smooth Radio and Nation on the new multiplex which is expected to launch on the 12th December 2014.

Friday, 21 November 2014

North Yorkshire's local DAB multiplex set to launch with three services

Local DAB is set to launch in North Yorkshire on the 17th December 2014 with three local radio stations on the launch line-up.

Broadcasting initially from transmitters at Bilsdale, Acklam Wold and Hildebrand Barracks, the multiplex will carry BBC Radio York and two new DAB offshoot stations from UKRD's local stations Minster FM and Stray FM.

Kisstory and Heat added to more areas on DAB in 2015

Two additional stations are launching on local DAB digital radio multiplexes serving Cambridge, Kent, Norwich, Nottinghamshire and Sussex from January 2015.

Listeners in these areas will be able to listen to Bauer Media's Heat and Kisstory stations broadcast alongside local radio stations in their respective areas.
 
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