Local TV – “The next big thing?”

Local TV stations are poised to be a major new development in the UK broadcast media landscape, according to the Local Television Network (LTVN)

YourTV wins second local TV licence in Blackpool and Preston

YourTV Blackpool & Preston has won the new local TV licence for the area, UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has announced. The news comes less than a month after YourTV was also awarded the local TV licence for Manchester. Welcoming the decision YourTV Chairman Sir Michael Lyons said he was glad that YourTV’s “ambitious plans and […]

YourTV awarded local TV licence for Manchester

YourTV Manchester has been awarded the local TV licence for the city, Ofcom has announced. With the news immediately welcomed by YourTV Manchester chairman David McKeith as “a positive for Manchester and everyone in the city”, YourTV Manchester has revealed it will offer a 24 hour news, information and entertainment-based television channel for local residents. […]

YourTV appoint former BBC Chairman to run their bid for Local TV

Sir Michael Lyons has been appointed chairman of YourTV Ltd one of the main contenders to win local television licences later this year. Sir Michael, who was knighted for his services to local government, was Chairman of the BBC Trust for four years until he handed over to Lord Patten last year. He was Chief Executive of 3 major local […]

Ofcom announce invitations to apply for Local TV licences

Ofcom’s announcement to award 21 Local TV licences this year has been heralded as a new dawn for television. One of the main contenders to win licences YourTV has said they are delighted the starter gun has been fired on what promises to be a revolution in how television is produced and viewed. YourTV Chief […]

Former city mayor candidate leads local TV licence bid for London

As the competition heats up for Local TV licences, YourTV confirmed today that Steven Norris, a former candidate for London’s Mayor, will chair its bid for the London-wide licence. The Government recently announced that local licences, all with front page listing on Freeview, would be awarded to twenty cities around the UK. Steven, a former […]

Government’s vision for new local TV gets positive response from leading consortium YourTV

YourTV has welcomed the continuing support of the Government in its shared ambition for local TV across the UK. This week the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) confirmed the first 20 pioneer locations that will see local TV reach screens in UK cities in 2013. The list of locations includes Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, […]

YourTV supports DCMS amid division over plans for local TV

As applicants for the forthcoming proposed 65 local TV licences argue and debate on how the service should be distributed, YourTV announced today that it is firmly backing the Government’s recommendation that the transmission network should be operated by a single multiplex operator – Muxco – rather than a series of operators. “We believe that […]

YourTV announces licence intentions

In anticipation of local TV’s first 20 ‘pioneer’ towns and cities being announced sometime in November, YourTV has confirmed its readiness to apply for a number of the first phase licences which are expected to be advertised in early 2012. In addition, YourTV has confirmed the final line up of its multi-skilled core team which […]