North East local TV station goes live on Sky

The North East's first local TV station has been added to Sky today, enabling Sky viewers across the region to tune in.

Made in Tyne and Wear, which launched last month on Freeview, YouView and Virgin Media, is now carried on Sky channel 117.

It's available free to all Sky viewers living in North East England, regardless of subscription level. The Sky coverage area encompassing the whole of the ITV Tyne Tees region exceeds the channel's current terrestrial coverage, which centres around the Pontop Pike transmitter in County Durham.

Local TV services covering the area surrounding the Bilsdale transmitter in the south of the Tyne Tees region, serving Teesside and parts of North Yorkshire, are expected to launch in 2015.

Some of the UK’s local TV channels are broadcast via satellite to viewers with Sky, enabling Sky viewers outside of the terrestrial coverage area to tune in:

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