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Congratulations to Sheffield Local TV

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sheffield Local Television has just been awarded the licence to operate the city’s first digital local television channel. In May Ofcom announced that the city would be one of the first areas to have its own local TV station and would be in the first round of local 12-year licences.

Meg Munn MP recently visited the consortium to hear about their proposals. Sheffield Local TV aims to provide high quality local and innovative content using independent media producers, creative and cultural organisations, events’ organisers, community broadcasters, schools and further and higher education. Programming will aim to attract audiences across the age range and with a variety of interests including those that are not currently well served by existing services.

They believe the strength of their bid lay in bringing together existing local organisations giving it a unique Sheffield character, with economic benefits remaining local too. There will also be the opportunity for the TV to cover events and festivals such as the Cliffhanger bouldering competition and the popular Tramlines festival. The concern will be registered as a not-for-profit company and broadcast on Digital Terrestrial TV, (Freeview), the local TV channels may choose to offer their services on satellite, cable and online.

Meg commented:

“Congratulations to Sheffield Local TV on the award of the licence. This new TV station is a great opportunity to showcase local people and events as well as giving students a pathway into the media industry with strong links with existing journalism, film and photography courses.”

The consortium has been supported by Sheffield City Council, Creative Sheffield and Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and SLTV hopes to commence broadcasting by the end of 2013.

Associated Photograph :

Meg with Steve Buckley Chair of Sheffield Local TV and Sangita Basudev Chief Executive of Sheffield Live radio who supported the bid.

Meg with Steve Buckley Chair of Sheffield Local TV and Sangita Basudev Chief Executive of Sheffield Live radio who supported the bid.


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