Bay TV Liverpool
|Bay TV Liverpool|
|Headquarters||The Television Centre, Liverpool|
|Virgin Media||Channel 159|
The channel is chaired by Jack Stopforth, a former chief executive of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, and has been supported by Robbie Fowler, the former Liverpool F.C. footballer, and Pete Price, a radio presenter at City Talk 105.9 and Radio City 96.7.
On 21 February 2013, Bay TV was awarded a local TV licence by Ofcom to broadcast a linear channel on Freeview channel 8 in the Liverpool area including Halton, Wigan and parts of Cheshire. It also has ambitions to broadcast on Sky. Under the proposals the channel aims to air 10 hours of local content and two and a half hours of news a day and will broadcast a weekly politics programme, filmed on location and rotating around the local boroughs, to be hosted by broadcaster Liam Fogarty.
On 16 May 2013, Bay TV Liverpool was awarded Best Media Website in the Prolific North Awards, beating other more established websites including nationally renowned Skiddle.com and local rival Wirral Globe.
- "Ofcom awards Liverpool local TV licence". Ofcom. 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
- "Bay TV Liverpool awarded local digital television licence". Bay TV Liverpool. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
- "The Prolific North Awards 2013 The Winners".
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