Communications regulator Ofcom has awarded another local TV service licence, bringing the total number of licences awarded to date to six.
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.
In May 2012, Ofcom invited applications to run local TV services in 21 local areas. In total, 57 applications were received to run the local TV services, along with 4 applications for the local multiplex.
As well as broadcasting on DTT, it is anticipated that local TV channels might also wish to offer their services on satellite, cable and online.
Ofcom has now awarded six local TV licences, and will make further licence awards in the coming months.
A statement setting out the main reasons for the award of the local TV licence referred to above will be published on our website in due course.
The licence for the Local TV Multiplex has not yet been awarded.