Made In Leeds wins local TV franchise for the city

Ofcom has awarded the licence for regional television in the Leeds area to network bidder Made in Leeds.

The company is part of the same group – Made Television – which will be responsible for local television stations in Bristol, Cardiff and Tyne & Wear.

Made in Leeds’ Freeview channel will launch in November this year, and the channel says it will broadcast to more than one million people in Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield and Dewsbury.

In a statement the company promised they would “raise the bar in this great city, giving people a bold new platform to share their stories, learn about one another, show off their talent and their potential.”

The news follows the announcement last week that the Lebedev-owned Evening Standard beat Tindle and Archant to win the licence for local TV in London

The full list of contracts awarded by Ofcom to date can be found here.

 

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