The Local TV Network (LTVN) represents the UK local TV channels that have been awarded Ofcom licenses. So far, 20 channels have gone on air since November 2013 – in Grimsby, London, Norwich, Nottingham, Glasgow, Brighton, Sheffield, Belfast, Bristol ,Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle, Solent, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Oxford, Manchester, Cambridge. and Lancashire.
The channels broadcast on Channel 8 on Freeview (Channel 23 in Scotland and Wales). Some of the channels also broadcast on Virgin (Channel 159) and Sky.
- Provides a forum for channels to discuss policies and issues
- Represents the channels in discussions with other organisations
- Negotiates relevant agreements on behalf of channels
- Investigates audience measurement.