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Local TV arrives in Bristol

Bristol's new local TV channel has hit the airwaves. Made in Bristol launched on Freeview, YouView at 8pm.

It's owner Made Television has won five licences across the UK to operate local TV and Bristol is the first of its stations to go live. Its sister channel in Cardiff goes live a week today, with stations in Leeds and Newcastle launching in November and a further station for Teesside scheduled for later in 2015.

Made in Bristol's official terrestrial coverage area. Image:Ofcom
Viewers can find the channel on Freeview and YouView channel 8 if they live in or around Bristol and receive their signals from transmitters at Mendip, Ilchester Crescent or Kings Weston.

Virgin Media is adding the channel within Bristol on channel 159
update 1: the launch on Virgin Media is delayed ;
update 2: Made in Bristol has confirmed a launch date of 21st October .

The channel will launch on Sky channel 117 in the Bristol area on the 24th November.

Made in Bristol has been testing on Freeview channel 8 for several weeks so that viewers in its coverage area who had to retune Freeview as part of wider changes to the digital TV service on the 3rd September will have seen the channel added on channel 8 back then. It's not available on relay transmitters where only part of the Freeview service is carried.

(c) a516digital 2014  UPDATED 13/10/2014

The logo used by the local TV movement.
Local TV stations coming soon on Freeview and YouView channel 8 in England and Northern Ireland, or channel 23 in Scotland and Wales


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