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Ofcom awards Preston local TV license to YourTV

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By John Glenday | Reporter

March 1, 2013 | 1 min read

Ofcom has awarded YourTV Blackpool and Preston with the license to run a local TV service in the area on digital terrestrial TV, the last such license in the first phase of a sector shake-up.

The license will run for a period of 12 months with an expectation that the first broadcasts will be made prior to the end of 2013 across satellite, cable and online channels in addition to digital terrestrial TV.

Successful phase one applicants are:

Belfast: NvTv

Birmingham: City TV Broadcasting

Brighton & Hove: Latest TV

Bristol: Made in Bristol

Cardiff: Made in Cardiff

Edinburgh: ETV

Glasgow: GTV

Grimsby: Lincolnshire Living

London: London Live

Leeds: Made in Leeds

Liverpool: Bay TV Liverpool

Manchester: YourTV Manchester

Newcastle: Made in Tyne and Wear

Norwich: Mustard

Nottingham: Notts TV

Oxford: That’s Oxford

Preston: YourTV Blackpool & Preston

Sheffield: SLTV/Sheffield Live

Southampton: That’s Solent

Multiplex operator: Comux

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