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Launched November 2014 (proposed)
Owned by BLTV Ltd
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Country United Kingdom
Availability (proposed)
Freeview Channel 8
Sky Channel 117

City8 was a proposed local television channel in Birmingham, that was previously scheduled to launch in November 2014.[1]


In 2010, Ofcom announced that local TV would be introduced in the United Kingdom.[2]

In May 2012, a round of bidding was held for local TV licences. There were 4 applicants for the Birmingham area: City TV Broadcasting, Bham TV, Made in Birmingham and YourTV Birmingham. In November 2012, City TV Broadcasting Ltd won the local TV franchise for Birmingham.[3]

On 19 February 2014, the channel's name was changed from City TV to City8 ahead of launch.[4]

On 8 August, City8's owners BLTV went into administration, having been unable to secure sufficient funding for the channel.[5] The licence is expected to be transferred to another operator.


According to one of its videos it says that it has announced a breakfast show, a music show, a news programme and a sports programme presented by a man named Tom.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FAQs". City TV Broadcasting. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Local TV framework" (PDF). Ofcom. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Ofcom awards more local TV licences". Ofcom. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  4. ^ "Birmingham's local TV rebranded City8 ahead of launch". a516digital. 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  5. ^ "Birmingham local TV firm City TV in administration". BBC News. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Home Page". City TV Broadcasting. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 

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