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London Local TV licence award to the Evening Standard's London Live

Today Ofcom has decided to award the local TV service licence to the "London Live" bid, backed by the Evening Standard newspaper.

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The London Live channel, which will appear on Freeview channel 8, Sky 117 from "next spring", and will run for twelve years. The London channel is expected to cover around 4 million homes, the largest reach of all the new local TV services.

Owner, Mr Evgeny Lebedev said (see A historic day for the Standard and London as capital gets its own TV station - London - News - London Evening Standard ) : "I am absolutely delighted that Ofcom has awarded us this opportunity to give Londoners their own high-quality local television channel.

Our excellent team of journalists in the capital have the best contacts, knowledge and understanding of the London scene. Through the Evening Standard and Independent, we have proved time and again that we can deliver fast, accurate, high-quality breaking news, features and analysis, and we are looking forward to applying these skills to London Live.

Our success in this bid is a testament to my management team here and the staff across both newspapers."



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