KMTV launched yesterday at 5:30pm, with the local programme Kent Tonight, an hour-long news programme broadcasting from the University of Kent’s Medway campus. The programme will air every weeknight.

In the mornings, viewers will be able to watch KMTV’s weekday breakfast show with Garry and Laura.

Local TV has gone on air across the UK on Freeview since November 2013, as part of a Government scheme to provide Freeview licences to local broadcasters where suitable frequencies exist for additional channels. KMTV is one of the final local TV stations to begin broadcasting.

KMTV is available on Freeview channel 7 in the Maidstone and Tonbridge areas. It’s also been allocated a slot on Virgin Media in the county – channel 159. KMTV is also being streamed online at

Freeview viewers are being advised to retune their TVs to watch the new service on channel 7, although coverage is limited, as shown on the core coverage area maps for the Kent local TV service.

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By Expat