September 24, 2013 11.12 Europe/London By Julian Clover
Ofcom has announced plans to advertise local TV services for another 11 locations. Applications are being sought for Barnstaple, Basingstoke, Derry/Londonderry, Gloucester, Guildford, Limavady, Luton, Maidstone, Plymouth, Reading and Salisbury.
The regulator has been advertising locations in phases following a number of expressions of interest.
Local TV was the brainchild of former culture secretary Jeremy Hunt. In November the first of an initial 19 Local TV service is slated to launch in Hull.
The closing date for applications is January 7, 2014.