The UK local TV revolution has continued to expand in the UK with the ‘switching on’ of the new transmitters at Winter Hill bringing new value to homes in Liverpool, Manchester and Preston. Overseen by Comux and operated by Arqiva, this expansion will see the reach of the local TV network increase by more than two million to a total of 12,390,000 homes across the country.
Ed Hall, Chief Executive of Comux said: “Just over a year ago Comux won the Ofcom licence to manage this major infrastructure project and create a business that would help to ensure the long-term future of local television. With today’s launch at Winter Hill, the network now reaches more than 12.3 million homes, and the revenue from the sale of spare capacity is starting to come in. I am pleased to say that the team at Comux has worked successfully with Arqiva to deliver this major project on time and on budget.”