The first local TV station to be awarded an Ofcom licence to broadcast on Freeview in Wales has gone live. Cardiff and surrounding areas can now watch Made in Cardiff, initially only on Freeview and YouView channel 23.
Made in Cardiff is the tenth local TV station to launch in under a year; a process that was started in Grimsby last November and has also seen local channels launch in Belfast, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Norwich, Nottingham and Sheffield.
Irish broadcaster RTÉ has postponed the switch-off of its longwave service until 19 January 2015, with a delegation from RTĖ visiting the UK next week to meet with organisations to see "if there is a better solution to the long wave issue".
The Digital Radio industry has today celebrated new milestones, with over half of all new cars registered in September coming with DAB digital radio and coverage boosts making DAB available in more places.
Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy confirmed at the annual Radio Festival in Salford this morning that in September, 58% of all new cars registered came with digital radio (CAP/SMMT). Almost 250,000 cars were registered in September 2014 with digital radio as standard, up nearly 50% on the previous September.