Licences given for local TV

City A.M. Reporter
THE UK moved a step closer to switching on its local TV network yesterday, when channel operator Comux was awarded the licence to operate the spectrum for the new channels.

In addition to the 19 local TV areas already announced, Comux – owned by broadcast firm Canis Media – said it would cover 28 further locations, opening the possibility of TV stations launching in the likes of Reading, Maidstone and Luton. Ofcom has not yet decided which one of five applicants will be chosen to run London’s network before stations are switched on at the end of 2013.