This website has now closed. Thank you for your visits over the years. The following sites provide alternative sources of information: | | |

Made in Bristol celebrates first anniversary as Ofcom loosens commitments

Local TV channel Made in Bristol celebrated its first year on air yesterday with Ofcom deciding to allow it and its sister channels to maintain current levels of local output.

A live show from The Watershed marked Made in Bristol's first anniversary. Next week, sister channel Made in Cardiff will reach its one-year milestone, with sister stations in Leeds and Newcastle also reaching their first anniversary this autumn.

Within the first three months of going on air, research showed that Made in Bristol was reaching over 168,000 viewers per week. It, and its sister stations now offer online catch-up and streaming services in addition to traditional broadcasts on Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media.

Meanwhile, Ofcom's Broadcast Licensing Committee has confirmed that Made in Bristol can maintain its current first-run local programming commitment of 37 hours a week (14 hours in prime-time). It had been due to increase this commitment during its first three years on air.

The changes to Commitments agreed by Ofcom will harmonise the obligations placed on Made Television's local TV services in the UK. As a result, local hours commitments for Made in Leeds and Made in Tyne & Wear will be reduced to the 37 hours of local first-run programming already required by their Bristol and Cardiff sister stations. The number of repeats of local programming will also be reduced.


Post a Comment

IMPORTANT: This post is open for comments for a limited period (usually 14 days) following its upload date. You can comment with a Google Account (e.g. for Gmail, YouTube, Google Play)
Comment not appearing? Comments may be subject to moderation and as such may not immediately appear on the site - comments will wait in the moderation queue until they are processed. Check back later. (Comments submitted anonymously may fail the spam filters.)

Please note: Some types of comments may be removed at the discretion of a516digital. With freedom of speech comes responsibility: Keep it clean, civil and on-topic! See the "About this website" section (link at the foot of the page) for full terms and conditions about what is and what isn't acceptable on this site.