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Local television station for Manchester chosen by Ofcom: YourTV Manchester

Today, Ofcom have announced the winner of the local TV service for Manchester: YourTV Manchester who beat Made in Manchester, Manchester News Channel, MCR TV, Metro8 Manchester.

Today, Ofcom have announced the winner of the local TV service
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The new TV channel will start within the next year or so, and will be on Freeview channel 8, Freesat and Sky channel 117.

See YourTV Manchester - Manchester.

See also Local television on Freeview - - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice for a interactive map.

Ofcom still have five cities left to select the winner.

Leeds: Leeds TV, Made in Leeds, NORTH, YourTV Leeds

Liverpool: Bay TV Liverpool, Made in Liverpool, Metro8 Liverpool, Our-TV, YourTV Liverpool,

Nottingham: Notts TV, Television Nottingham,

Preston: Metro8 Preston, YourTV Blackpool and Preston,

Sheffield: Metro8 Sheffield, SLTV/Sheffield Live, YourTV Sheffield,

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Saturday, 23 February 2013

7:21 PM

Is there really a hunger for local TV, Channel M didn't last all that long in Manchester and its vewing figures were very poor. It looked so amateurish compared with BBC / ITV, even with regard to local news cf Northwest Tonight & Granada Reports / Granada News.

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Nedbod's 619 posts GB

9:11 PM

Nedbod: Given the prominent Freeview, Sky (and Virgin Media and Freesat) placement for the channel, and the cross-subsidy from having cash from the extra channels on the multiplex it is quite likely that the local TV channels will work.

The difference from the BBC and ITV services is that they are for Manchester only, not all of Granadaland. Liverpool, Machester and Preston will have their own TV.

ITV and the BBC has to cover as far afield as the Isle of Mann.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 16 March 2013
9:24 PM

Yes but Your TV Manchester will cover other nearby towns, who are steadfastly NOT Manchester.
As will the Liverpool channel, try telling those from Southport they are Liverpool and expect their wrath.

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Phil's 3 posts GB
Dave Lindsay

9:34 PM

Phil : As with those within the designated cities, those outside are not compelled to tune in or view the said services.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB

10:38 PM

Phil : It is possible that people who work or shop in Manchester, but live in nearby towns or villages would welcome the chance to view local TV about Manchester.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Sunday, 17 March 2013
3:04 PM

Dave& KMJ: As long as it's programming just covers Manchester and not the surrounding towns and try also NOT to imply that these towns are a part of that city.
But I fear it will cover other nearby towns and do exactly that ( imply they are part of Manchester) which we are NOT.

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Phil's 3 posts GB

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