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Local TV arrives in Wales

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.

Made in Cardiff will broadcast local news and magazine programmes of interest to the local community. Cable and satellite viewers will need to wait a little longer for the channel - Made in Cardiff has now confirmed it will join Virgin Media on the 21st October (channel 159) and Sky on 24th November 2014 (channel 134).

Cardiff Local TV coverage area. Source: Ofcom.
Freeview and YouView viewers can receive the channel within range of the local TV multiplex signal, broadcast from the Wenvoe transmitter, just outside of Cardiff.

Further local TV channels are due to go live in other parts of Wales later next year, according to Ofcom. These are Bay TV Clwyd (Mold) and Bay TV Swansea.

Made TV in turn has just launched a local channel for Bristol, with additional Made In... channels launching in Leeds, Teesside and Tyne and Wear.


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