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Local TV

The roll-out of local TV in the UK has been completed. 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, Sony Crime (channel 40), Sony Movies+1 (channel 50; 2200-0600), Sony Crime+1 (channel 60; 2100-0500), Tiny Pop (channel 207; 0600-2200) and POP Max (channel 208; 0500-2100) are available as bonus channels that piggyback on the local TV signal.

Listing last reviewed 17/10/2018.  
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 TV (Hampshire)
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Hannington (Basingstoke Petal), UHF channel 51. 
Website http://www.thats.tv/hampshire/

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

Birmingham
Birmingham TV
Freeview channel 7. Transmitters: Sutton Coldfield (south-west beam), UHF channel 48 (from 7th March 2018); Sutton Coldfield (Cannock beam) UHF channel 36 (from 7th March 2018) & Brierley Hill transmitter, UHF channel 33 (from 7th March 2018).
Virgin Media channel 159 in Birmingham and surrounding areas.
A satellite version of the channel, containing a variation of the Freeview service is available on Sky channel 117 in the West Midlands region. Details: Local TV - manual tuning details

Brighton
Latest TV
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Whitehawk Hill, UHF channel 54.
Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only). Website thelatest.co.uk 

Bristol
Made in Bristol
Freeview channel 7. Transmitters: Mendip, UHF channel 51; Ilchester Crescent, UHF channel 30; Kings Weston, UHF channel 30.
Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
A satellite version of the channel, containing a variation of the Freeview service is available on Sky channel 117 in the West TV region. Details Local TV - manual tuning details

Cambridge
That's TV (Cambridge)
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Madingley, UHF channel 35.
Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only)
Website http://www.thats.tv/cambridge/

Cardiff
Cardiff TV
Freeview channel 8. Transmitter: Wenvoe, UHF channel 51.
Sky channel 134 (Local TV region only). Details Local TV - manual tuning details
Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only). 

Carlisle
That’s TV (Cumbria)
Freeview channel 8. Transmitter: Caldbeck, UHF channel 56.
Website http://www.thats.tv/

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


Grimsby
That's TV Humber
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Belmont, UHF channel 27.
Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
Website http://www.thats.tv/

Guildford
That's TV Surrey
Freeview channel 7. Guildford transmitter, UHF channel 51.
Website http://www.thats.tv/


Leeds
Leeds TV
Freeview channel 7. Transmitters: Emley Moor and Beecroft Hill, UHF channel 56.
Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only)
A satellite version of the channel, containing a variation of the Freeview service is available on Sky channel 117 in the Yorkshire (West) TV region. Details Local TV - manual tuning details .

Liverpool
Liverpool TV
Freeview channel 7. Transmitters: Winter Hill transmitter (petal 2), UHF channel 56. Storeton transmitter (Wirral), UHF channel 30.
Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
A satellite version of the channel, containing a variation of the Freeview service is available on Sky channel 117 in the local TV region. Details Local TV - manual tuning details


London
London Live
Freeview channel 8. Transmitter: Crystal Palace and Croydon transmitters, UHF channel 35. 
Sky channel 117 (London TV region only) Elsewhere in the UK: Local TV - manual tuning details
Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).

Maidstone
KMTV
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Bluebell Hill, UHF channel 21 and Tunbridge Wells , UHF channel 39.
Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
LIVE http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kmtv/live/   UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons.


Manchester
That’s TV (Manchester)
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Winter Hill  (petal 1), UHF channel 56. 
Website http://www.thats.tv/manchester/

Middlesborough
Teesside TV
Freeview channel 7.   Transmitter: Bilsdale (North beam) - UHF channel 24
Cable Virgin Media channel 159 in the local area.

Mold
North Wales TV
Freeview channel 8. Transmitter: Moel-Y-Parc: UHF channel 56.
Website: https://www.madeinnorthwales.tv/ 

Norwich
That's TV (Norfolk)
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Tacolneston, UHF channel 32.
Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only)
Website http://www.thats.tv/

Nottingham
Notts TV
Freeview channel 7. Transmitters: Waltham, UHF channel 26 (parts of Notts and Lincs), Nottingham transmitter UHF channel 50.
Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).
LIVE  https://tvplayer.com/watch/nottstv UK only. Certain programmes may be excluded due to technical or rights reasons. 

Oxford
That’s TV (Oxfordshire)
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Oxford (Beckley), UHF channel 22 & 46.
Website http://www.thats.tv/oxford/

Preston
Also covers Blackpool.

That’s TV (Lancashire)
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Winter Hill (petal 3), UHF channel 56.
Website http://www.thats.tv/lancashire/

Reading
That’s TV (Thames Valley)
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Hannington (Reading Petal), UHF channel 29
Website www.thats.tv/thamesvalley

Salisbury
That’s TV (Salisbury)
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Salisbury, UHF channel 51.
Website http://www.thats.tv/salisbury


Scarborough
That's TV (North Yorkshire)
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Oliver's Mount transmitter, UHF channel 56.
Website http://www.thats.tv/

Scotland (Central and North)
That's TV (Scotland) 
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 41 (Aberdeen); Darvel, UHF channel 31 (Ayr).


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).

Solent (Southampton and Portsmouth)
That’s TV (Solent)
Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Rowridge HP, UHF channel 37.
Wight Cable channel 108.
Website http://www.thats.tv/solent/

Swansea 
That's TV (Swansea Bay)
Freeview channel 8. Transmitter: Kilvey Hill, UHF channel 30.
Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only).

Tyne and Wear (Newcastle)
Tyne and Wear TV
  • Freeview channel 7. Transmitter: Pontop Pike, UHF channel 56.
  • Virgin Media channel 159 (local area only)
A satellite version of the channel, containing a variation of the Freeview service is available on Sky channel 117 in the North East TV region. Details Local TV - manual tuning details

York
That's TV (York)






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.