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ITVBe launches in October

ITV's latest free-to-air service arriving on all major digital TV platforms.

Sky offers pay TV viewers a Sports Freebie

Sky Sports, including the new Sky Sports 5 free for a day on Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk, UPC.

CBBC HD temporarily removed from Freeview

As BBC Three HD extends hours during the Commonwealth Games.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Sheffield Local TV gets coverage boost

More viewers will be able to tune into Sheffield's new local TV station following a successful request by local TV multiplex operator Comux to get an additional transmitter for the service.

The move will allow viewers in north and central Sheffield, who have their aerials pointed at the main Emley Moor transmitter, to receive the local TV channel, plus additional Freeview channels.

KMTV and That's Hampshire become latest local TV licence winners

Ofcom has awarded two further local TV licences this week, with a licence heading to KMTV of Maidstone and to That's TV for a Basingstoke service.

That's TV was the only applicant for the Basingstoke local TV licence. The award of the licence now means the company can set up a network of local TV stations stretching from Oxford in the north, around the fringes of London via Reading, Basingstoke and Guildford and down to Southampton/Portsmouth in the south and across to Salisbury in the west.

Aaj Tak added to TVPlayer

Aaj Tak, the number one Hindi News channel in India, is the latest channel to join the DESI pack on mobile and desktop internet streaming service TVPlayer.

Ofcom advertises another seven local TV licences

Ofcom has today invited applications for a further seven local TV licences in England and Scotland, which could see local TV channels launching in Aberdeen, Ayr, Carlisle, Dundee, Forth Valley, Inverness and Stoke on Trent.

Monday, 28 July 2014

FAQ: TruTV UK launch

TruTV reaches 93 million US homes. Now it's launching a new UK version of the channel on the 4th August.

Find out more about the UK version of the channel here:

Friday, 25 July 2014

London Live seeks to reduce local programming

Struggling local TV licence holder London Live has made a request to Ofcom to reduce its local programming obligations. 

The request, made by the channel's owner ESTV Limited and published on Ofcom's website today, includes the line that London Live will now only "endeavour" to be an interactive news and entertainment service.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

NOW TV adds more children's TV

Sky has added two new children's channels to its internet TV service NOW TV, coinciding with the first week of the school summer holidays in many parts of England and Wales.

Nickleodeon and Nick Jr are available on NOW TV's entertainment monthly pass, available for £4.99 a month, with no contract. Catch-up options are also available.

Zing and Lamhe join TVPlayer service

South Asian channels Lamhe and Zing from ZEE are to launch on mobile and internet streaming service TVPlayer.

The deal also includes catch-up and network PVR rights for the channels ahead of a major update to the TVPlayer platform scheduled for later in the year.

Lamhe and Zing will belong to the TVPlayer's DESI pack of channels.
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