City TV has been awarded the licence to broadcast, on Freeview channel 8, as the local television station for Birmingham and the Midlands.
“This is game-changing for Birmingham and we are thrilled that we have won the local TV licence. City TV has been years in development. It’s long overdue,” said Debra Davis, Chief Executive. “Now we can get on with the job; putting all our creativity and business acumen into creating a commercially successful, engaging, informative and entertaining channel that gets to the heart of local..
“City TV has attracted the support of universities and colleges, business leaders, diverse community groups, young people and, importantly, a vibrant independent production and broadcast sector. I am truly grateful for the investment – of time, energy, commitment, ideas and, critically, the funding – without which this would not be possible.
“Stay tuned. City TV will be on-line and on air in 2013. Birmingham will be our living studio. And people in Birmingham will be both the audience and its stars.”