Ofcom has awarded the second set of licences to run local TV services in three areas of the UK. The new licences are for digital terrestrial TV (DTT) channels in Bristol, Cardiff and Norwich.
The awards follow new legislation enabling Ofcom to issue local TV licences. The channels will broadcast on a specific ‘multiplex’, a discrete amount of spectrum reserved for local TV broadcasting on DTT.
The second set of licences awarded go to Made in Bristol Ltd, Cardiff: Made TV Ltd and Norwich’s Mustard TV Ltd
Licences are awarded for a period of up to 12 years. It is hoped that some channels may be on air before the end of 2013.