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York area named among Ofcom's second phase of local TV licence
8:51am Monday 18th March 2013 in News
A LOCAL TV licence is set to be awarded in York as part of a second phase of licensing, Ofcom has revealed.
The regulator has invited expressions of interest for 30 locations, including York, after awarding 19 licences, including those in Leeds, Grimsby and Sheffield, in the first phase.
The closing date for expressions of interest in the new channels is April 24 and the first successful bidders could be on air by the end of 2014.
All the first 19 local TV channels have outlined strong news and journalism elements in their proposed programming schedules.