Local television network Sheffield Live! TV launched yesterday evening, broadcasting in the Yorkshire city on Freeview Channel 8 and Virgin Cable channel 159.

The channel is the latest local TV launch in the UK, with broadcast regulator Ofcom having issued 30 local TV licences across the UK, with a second phase of licensing already underway.

Some six other stations have already gone on air, including London Live. However, earlier this month, Ofcom said that it is “very unlikely” that all the new local TV stations being licensing will succeed, after Birmingham’s City TV became the first to go bust in August.

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By Expat