Local TV

Local TV stations are now on air in many major towns and cities across the UK, with further stations launching in 2017. Where available, they broadcast on Freeview/YouView channel 7 or 8 depending where you are, with some stations also carried online and through Sky and cable TV.

Here you will find where local TV stations are available and how to receive their services, including Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media channel information. 

Notes:
  • Local TV on Freeview is broadcast at a lower signal strength than the main national services, often restricting coverage to the cities/towns the channels target rather than the wider region.
  • Bonus channels: If you are in an area with local TV on Freeview, True Crime (channel 60), True Movies (channel 74), Tiny Pop (channel 126) and Kix (channel 127) are available as bonus channels that piggyback on the local TV signal.

Listing last reviewed 16/06/2017.  
References to Freeview also apply to YouView (BT, TalkTalk, Plusnet TV) and EE TV users in the coverage area.

Aberdeen/Ayr
See "Scotland" listing, below.


Basingstoke
That’s Hampshire
Due to launch late May 2017 
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Hannington (Basingstoke Petal), UHF channel 51. 
  • Website http://www.thats.tv/

Belfast
NVTV
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Divis transmitter, UHF channel 30.
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
  • Website www.nvtv.co.uk

Birmingham
Also covering Wolverhampton, Walsall, The Black Country and surrounding areas.

Made in Birmingham
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitters: Sutton Coldfield (south-west beam), UHF channel 51 & Brierley Hill transmitter, UHF channel 29.
  • Sky channel 117 (West Midlands TV region). Elsewhere in the UK: Local TV - manual tuning details
  • Virgin Media channel 159 in Birmingham and surrounding areas.
  • LIVE Coming soon at: www.madeinbirmingham.tv  UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons.

Brighton
Latest TV
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Whitehawk Hill, UHF channel 54.
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
  • LIVE thelatest.co.uk UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons.

Bristol
Made in Bristol
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitters: Mendip, UHF channel 51; Ilchester Crescent, UHF channel 30; Kings Weston, UHF channel 30.
  • Sky channel 117 (West TV region). Elsewhere in the UK: Local TV - manual tuning details
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
  • LIVE https://www.madeinbristol.tv/live/ UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons.

Cambridge
That's Cambridge

Cardiff
Made in Cardiff

Dundee/Edinburgh/Glasgow
See "Scotland" listing, below.


Grimsby
Estuary TV
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Belmont, UHF channel 27.
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
  • Website http://estuary.tv/

Leeds
Made in Leeds
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitters: Emley Moor and Beecroft Hill, UHF channel 56.
  • Sky channel 117 (West Yorkshire) Elsewhere in the UK: Local TV - manual tuning details
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only)
  • LIVE https://www.madeinleeds.tv/live/   UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons.

Liverpool
Made in Liverpool
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitters: Winter Hill transmitter (petal 2), UHF channel 56. Storeton transmitter (Wirral), UHF channel 30.
  • Sky channel 117 (local TV region only). Elsewhere in the UK: Local TV - manual tuning details
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
  • LIVE Coming soon at https://www.madeinliverpool.tv/live/ UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons.

London
London Live
  • Freeview channel 8. Transmitter: Crystal Palace and Croydon transmitters, UHF channel 29.
  • Sky channel 117 (London TV region only) Elsewhere in the UK: Local TV - manual tuning details
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
  • LIVE http://www.londonlive.co.uk/tv   UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons.

Maidstone
KMTV - Made For Kent
Launching 10th July 2017.
Due to launch on Freeview channel 7.
Bluebell Hill transmitter, UHF channel 27 and Tunbridge Wells transmitter, UHF channel 48.


Manchester
That’s Manchester

Middlesborough
Made in Teesside
  • Freeview channel 7.   Transmitter: Bilsdale (North beam) - UHF channel 24
  • Cable Virgin Media channel 159 in the local area.
  • LIVE Coming soon @ https://www.madeinteesside.tv/live/ UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons.


Mold
Made in North Wales

Norwich
Mustard TV
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Tacolneston, UHF channel 57.
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only)
  • Website http://www.mustardtv.co.uk/ 

Nottingham
Notts TV
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitters: Waltham, UHF channel 26 (parts of Notts and Lincs), Nottingham transmitter UHF channel 50.
  • Sky channel 117 (E Mids TV region). Elsewhere in the UK: Local TV - manual tuning details
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
  • Website http://nottstv.com/ 

Oxford
That’s Oxfordshire

Preston
Also covers Blackpool.

That’s Lancashire

Reading
That’s Thames Valley

Scotland (Central and North)
STV2
Replacing originally planned local TV services for Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee as well as previous services for Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • Freeview channel 8. Transmitters: Black Hill, UHF channel 51 (Glasgow); Craigkelly, UHF channel 30 (Edinburgh); Angus, UHF channel 48 and Tay Bridge transmitter, UHF channel 51 (Dundee); Durris, UHF channel 30 (Aberdeen); Darvel, UHF channel 30 (Ayr).
  • Sky channel 117. Elsewhere in the UK: Local TV - manual tuning details
  • Virgin Media channel 159
  • LIVE  stv.tv/stv2_live UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons.

Sheffield
Sheffield Live TV
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Sheffield (also known as Tapton Hill or Crosspool), UHF channel 55.
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (Local area only)
  • LIVE http://web.sheffieldlive.org/tv/   UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons.

Solent (Southampton and Portsmouth)
That’s Solent
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Rowridge HP, UHF channel 29.
  • Wight Cable channel 108.

Swansea 
Bay TV Swansea
  • Freeview channel 8. Transmitter: Kilvey Hill, UHF channel 30.
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
  • LIVE http://www.baytvswansea.com/ UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons.

Tyne and Wear (Newcastle)
Made in Tyne and Wear
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Pontop Pike, UHF channel 56.
  • Sky channel 117 (Tyne Tees region only). Elsewhere in the UK: Local TV - manual tuning details
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only)
  • LIVE www.madeintyneandwear.tv/live UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons.


York
That's York
Launching soon.
  • Coming soon - Freeview channel 8. Transmitter: Bilborough, UHF channel 39.
  • Website http://www.thats.tv/




Local TV channels coming soon
Many of these stations are delayed beyond the two years Ofcom originally gave them to launch following the last round of Local TV licensing. These stations are expected to launch during 2017.


Carlisle
That’s Carlisle
Due to launch on Freeview channel 7.
Caldbeck transmitter, UHF channel 56.
  • Website http://www.thats.tv/

Guildford
That's Surrey
Due to launch on Freeview channel 7.
Guildford transmitter, UHF channel 51.
  • Website http://www.thats.tv/

    Salisbury
    That’s Salisbury
    Due to launch on Freeview channel 7.
    Salisbury transmitter, UHF channel 51.
    • Website http://www.thats.tv/

    Scarborough
    That's Scarborough
    Due to launch on Freeview channel 7.
    Oliver's Mount transmitter, UHF channel 56.
    • Website http://www.thats.tv/



    Disclaimer: The information shown here is based on information supplied by the relevant broadcasters, platform operators and/or Ofcom and published in good faith. Frequency details may change over time. If you have an update, please use the contact option at the foot of the page.