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Three days to launch a TV station

by Neil Hutchins Issue 104 - August 2015 We go on-air in less than 100 hours is an alarming statement when the studio and control room in question contain no technical equipment whatsoever. But this was the situation that we faced upon arrival at the new Local TV channel in Manchester for the first time as we began to unload the van late on a Thurs...

Submitted by Neil Hutchins#
Published 01 September 2015

Every election counts

by Charlie Watts Issue 102 - June 2015 "We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard.\" - JF KennedyThis may seem slightly overblown, but that is how we face things here in the University of Portsmouth. It\'s possibly because we have to try that little bit harder due to our...

Submitted by Charlie Watts
Published 01 July 2015

Big rush with little fuss at new Birmingham broadcaster

by Neil Hutchins Issue 99 - March 2015 Big Centre TV is the latest of the new wave of UK Local TV stations, having launched on 28th February. But behind the calm and successful appearance was a frenzied period of activity, as Ofcom had only confirmed their licence just three months earlier. To get from nothing to on-air in such a short timescale wa...

Submitted by Neil Hutchins#
Published 01 April 2015

Now that is how you do a newsroom

by Neil Hutchins Issue 97 - January 2015 "That\'s TV\" is a brand new TV network for the UK that first launched in the South of England in the fourth quarter of 2014. That\'s TV is designed to emulate the most popular local TV news format in the US and bring it to the UK in the form of live sports, phone-ins and entertainment. Every That\'s TV affi...

Submitted by Neil Hutchins#
Published 01 February 2015

Launching the Local Newsroom

by Neil Hutchins Issue 92 - August 2014 We recently collaborated with Mustard TV, the Norwich-based television division of the Archant newspaper group, for their launch of the UK’s second Local TV channel. With just three weeks to go before the on-air date, we installed our QNews newsroom computer system, including the database server that it runs...

Submitted by Neil Hutchins#
Published 01 September 2014

Local TV cuts the mustard

by Neil Hutchins Issue 89 - May 2014 Monday 24th March was a notable date in the roll-out of Local TV across the UK, as it saw the successful launch of the second of the new channels. Mustard TV, based in Norwich and named in recognition of an historic connection with the local Colman family, followed Estuary TV as a new broadcaster on Freeview Cha...

Submitted by Neil Hutchins#
Published 01 June 2014

Estuary TV interview: Local TV launches in the UK

Issue 84 - December 2013The first of a new wave of local TV stations started broadcasting recently with Estuary TV launching from its base in Grimsby. Over the next year, 19 new channels will launch across the UK funded by advertising, sponsorship and commercial agreements with the BBC will see a mix of local news, sport and culture. There have be...

Submitted by KitPlus
Published 01 January 2014

Life live beyond the Premier League

by Kieron SethIn Europe outside broadcast has traditionally been within the reach of a handful of deep-pocketed television companies. Across the Atlantic, small OB vans have been popular for years with niche, regional news crews beaming state pie eating competitions to eager viewers. With the advent of Local TV and low-cost fast turnaround producti...

Submitted by Kieron Seth#
Published 01 April 2013

Smart technology and local TV

We work with both marketing agencies and SME businesses across the UK and it is vital to our company to predict the digital marketing trends before they happen. Local TV and Smart televisions will have a great say in the way we communicate and throw in to the pot Social Media and we suddenly have the three core elements which will make up televisio...

Submitted by christopher walkey
Published 01 February 2013

Buyers guide to cellular uplinking

by Ronen Artman (VP of marketing LiveU) and Lorna Garrett (Director, Garland Partners Ltd)Cellular uplinking continues to change the way that video is gathered in the field, bringing new levels of flexibility and cost-effectiveness. The technology allows broadcasters to alter the way that they approach events, be that news, sports, community activi...

Submitted by Ronen Artman
Published 01 February 2013

Why IPTV is essential to the effective delivery of local...

The broadcast industry has already evolved dramatically in recent years with the increasing dominance of the internet. In the beginning, the internet was largely focused on the potential global audience and having global reach to enjoying global revenue. However, consumer use of the internet has already started to mature and it has become increasin...

Submitted by Kieron Seth#
Published 01 August 2011