Local TV was an innovation driven by Jeremy Hunt MP, when he was still Minister for Culture Media and Sports before being reshuffled to Health in the Government.
The idea is to provide a new local TV service for regions across the UK.
Ofcom, the body who has awarded the license, announced the winner of the bid today – That’s Solent.
Rather than the Isle of Wight having its own Local TV, as it had in the Solent TV days, it’s been joined with the Southampton license.
Ofcom, officially declares the area covered as: Southampton (inc. Eastleigh, Fareham, parts of Isle of Wight, parts of Portsmouth, Winchester). A wide and varied area.
They plan to start broadcasting on 1 January 2014.
Their application form
Their submitted indicative programme schedule