Ofcom awards more local UK TV licenses

Ofcom has awarded local digital-terrestrial TV licences for Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland.

The licences were awarded respectively to Glasgow Television and Edinburgh Television, both backed by Scottish commercial broadcaster STV.

In May last year, Ofcom invited applications to run local TV services in 21 local areas. In total, 57 applications were received to run the local TVservices, along with four applications to operate the local TV multiplex.

The latest awards bring to 14 the number of licences awarded to date.