Local TV London a highly sought after channel
The TV licence for Local TV London has been awarded to London Live, the Evening Standard consortium led by Russian owner Evgeny Lebedev. There were five bidders competing for the lucrative licence. Local TV for communities in various parts of the UK was put on the agenda by the coalition government headed by the former culture secretary Jeremy Hunt.
The Department of Culture has said by having these additional Community Channels it will help local businesses and create jobs. It is expected that the winning bid for Local TV London will be broadcasting to the capital by early 2014.
Local TV services will be broadcast on Channel 8 on Freeview and 117 on Sky.
More will get a licence
ynuk.tv met three of the applicants – all of them confident of a win
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