The UK’s new network of local TV stations will be known as Local TV, Comux UK announced at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival (GEITF).
Comux has selected Arqiva to provide transmission services for the UK’s new network of local TV stations.
Ofcom has awarded the licence to operate the UK’s new local TV licence to Comux, the co-operative venture-backed by Canis Media.
The European Commission has given the green light to state funding towards the capital infrastructure needed for UK local television service.
Local TV services in the UK cities of Nottingham and Sheffield have been put on hold after Ofcom admitted to “small errors” in the award process.
Ofcom has issued the first licences to run new local TV services to stations in Brighton and Grimsby.
Ofcom has received 57 applications for following the advertisement to run 21 local TV stations across the UK.
Comux UK has given additional details on its bid for the Muxco licence to supply technical infrastructure to the UK’s proposed network of local TV stations.
Ofcom has fired the starting pistol on local TV in the UK. The regulator has invited applications for 21 local TV channels that will broadcast across the UK within a specially reserved multiplex.
The UK government’s plans for local television have been dealt a major blow after The owners of Manchester-based Channel M announced the closure of the channel after 12 years.