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YourTV Manchester wins local TV licence from Ofcom

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By Gillian West, Social media manager

February 8, 2013 | 1 min read

Ofcom has granted a licence to run the local TV service in Manchester on digital terrestrial TV (DTT) to YourTV Manchester.

The announcement follows Ofcom awarding the Evening Standard the licence to run a digital terrestrial local TV service in London last week.

YourTV Manchester has the right to run the channel for up to 12 years with an audience reach of around one million homes.

Ofcom received five applications for the Manchester licence after it invited applications to run TV services in 21 local areas in May 2012. A total of 16 local licences, as well as the multiplex licence have already been announced with further licence awards to be confirmed in the coming months.

It is hoped that some local TV channels will be up and running by the end of the year.

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