Posts Categorized: TV

Benefits of community media recognised in the New Year Honours

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Radio Industry, TV.


The importance of community media has been recognised in the New Year Honours. Mary Dowson, of Bradford Community Broadcasting, and Martin Parry, of Swindon Viewpoint were both awarded The British Empire Medal, a division of the MBE, which is granted in recognition of meritorious civil or military service worthy of Read more +

Grass roots media galvanise to tackle hate speech

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Events, Policy, Radio Industry, Training, TV.

While debate rages about how to stop hate speech on social media, a movement of volunteers across the UK is tackling the so-called ‘alt media of hate’, in their own backyards – and on a shoestring. Community radio stations and local media projects, run by and for the communities that Read more +

Hereward Television to Benefit From High-Tech Skills Taught to Local Citizens

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Training, TV.

Media training resource for Peterborough and the Fenlands gets ‘thumbs-up’ from the Charity Commission Hereward Media took a huge step towards meeting its long-term objectives this week, as the Charity Commission approved its application to become a registered charity. The media training provider will introduce high-tech skills to those seeking Read more +

Building a TV Studio On a Budget

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under TV.

This first feature takes a brief and basic look at how you can set up your own internet community television studio on a small budget.For a budget Television studio the location is not important, so let’s make it mobile. A bedroom, village hall, school classroom or the backroom of the local pub Read more +

2016 Community Media Sector Survey

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Radio Industry, TV.


The Community Media Association (CMA) is delighted to publish the 2016 Community Media Sector Survey. Information collected through this survey will help the CMA to provide the best possible support, both to our members and for the development of the sector overall, and to understand and communicate the value of Read more +

5 Reasons to Join Us at The Community Media Conference

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events, Radio Industry, Training, TV.

Dear Friends, Colleagues & Supporters Ticket sales have been brisk for the Community Media Conference on 12th September and if you have yet to purchase your ticket then here are five reasons why you should join us at this year’s event:  1. Industry leading speakers: Chris Burns, Chair of the Radio Read more +

Ofcom Update on Local TV in the UK

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Licensing, TV.

Ofcom has issued a progress update on local TV, two years since the first licences were awarded. Local TV is a new form of broadcasting, enabled through legislation passed by Parliament in 2011. Ofcom is responsible for licensing local TV stations on digital terrestrial TV and has now issued 30 Read more +

Ofcom: 11 more areas for local TV

Posted by Andy King & filed under TV.

Ofcom is today inviting applications for licences to run local TV channels in 11 further locations across the UK. They are: Barnstaple, Basingstoke, Derry/Londonderry, Gloucester, Guildford, Limavady, Luton, Maidstone, Plymouth, Reading and Salisbury. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 7 January 2014. This new invitation to apply follows the Read more +

Ofcom: up to 30 more local TV licences to be issued

Posted by Andy King & filed under TV.

Up to 30 more local TV channels could be hitting the airwaves in the UK, after media regulator Ofcom invited expressions of interest in new licences. Comux, the company awarded the licence to run the technical ‘multiplex’ which will transmit the new services, has identified the areas as being technically feasible for Read more +

Local TV licence awards: Belfast and Sheffield

Posted by Andy King & filed under TV.

Two community television services are set to launch after being awarded licences by broadcasting regulator Ofcom. The licences, which are part of Ofcom’s new local TV licencing programme, are for digital terrestrial TV (DTT) channels in Belfast and Sheffield. They have been awarded to the long-running Northern Visions (NVTV) in Read more +

Another local TV licence award – Nottingham

Posted by Andy King & filed under TV.

Communications regulator Ofcom has awarded another local TV service licence, bringing the total number of licences awarded to date to six. The latest successful applicant is Notts TV, based in Nottingham. It beat off competition from rival bidder Television Nottingham. Ofcom’s statement on the award reads: Licences are awarded for Read more +