Sheffield Cablevision

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Sheffield Cablevision
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Launched 29 August 1973
Closed 2 January 1976
Owned by British Relay Wireless

Sheffield Cablevision was a cable television community channel in Sheffield, England which launched on 29 August 1973.[1] The channel was one of five community cable television experiments that were authorised by the UK's Minister for Posts and Telecommunications in 1972.[2] It closed on 2 January 1976 due to lack of funds.[3][a]



  1. ^ Although Allen and Miller state that only the Greenwich and Swindon broadcasters were still operating in 1975, contemporary news reports indicate that Sheffield Cablevision did not cease broadcasting until 2 January 1976.[3]


  1. ^ "Community cable experiments". Terra Media. 30 January 2006. 
  2. ^ Henwood, Flis; Miller, Nod; Senker, Peter; Wyatt, Sally (2002). Technology and In/equality: Questioning the Information Society. Routledge. pp. 52–53. ISBN 9780203134504. 
  3. ^ a b "Lack of funds closes local TV". The Guardian. 2 January 1976. p. 6. 

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