london-liveLocal TV in London has launched in the capital this evening when London Live commenced broadcasting at 6:30pm.
Ofcom awarded the local TV licence for London to the Evening Standard (ESTV) last February, when it fought off  4 other applicants for the licence. Ofcom’s Broadcast Licencing Committee stated that it was impressed at ESTV Ltd’s  proposed “opportunities for close local community involvement, in  particular, its proposals for IPTV services in each London borough which would be included in its programming commitments.”

London Live will broadcast 24 hours a day, with a commitment to air a mix of news and current affairs programming alongside entertainment programming. In the  evenings, London Go will bring the latest arts and entertainment. Marc Edwards will present Wake Up London providing the capital with an alternative breakfast show. Not the One Show will go head-to-head with the BBC One show, where comedians, journalists, DJs and bloggers will dissect the day’s news.
Website: www.londonlive.co.uk

Reception
In Greater London, multiplex operator Comux is broadcasting the channel from the Crystal Palace transmitter, viewers can watch the channel on Freeview or YouView channel 8.
In areas within the M25, viewers will be able to watch London Live on Virgin channel 159 and on Sky channel 117 (Free-To-View).
The channel is not currently available on Freesat, there are no plans to launch the channel Free-To-Air at present.
For those living outside these areas, London Live is available online via a live Internet stream: www.londonlive.co.uk/tv

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