London Live

London Live restructuring

London Live, the UK local digital-terrestrial TV station owned by Evgeny Lebedev, the Russian-born proprietor of the Evening Standard and Independent newspapers, is reportedly to cut 20 of its 60 staff. London Live chief operating officer has said that the channel was restructuring its news and current affairs team, and would re-allocate the funds saved […]

London Live drops entertainment shows

UK local TV operation London Live will stop making and buying entertainment series, and instead focus on news and current affairs programming. Programming execs such as head of programming and commissioning Jonathan Boseley (pictured) and commissioning executive Derren Lawford – formerly BBC Worldwide’s head of programming and scheduling for the Global iPlayer – will be […]

London Live editorial director exits channel

Stefano Hatfield has left hjs position as editorial director of London Live, just weeks after the local TV station launched. The channel is run by ESI Media, the commercial arm of the free London newspaper the Evening Standard and national title The Independent. Following UK press reports late last week Hatfield confirmed his departure on […]

MIPTV2014: Electric Sky brings London Live soccer to Cannes

Electric Sky is launching a freestyle football doc F2 Kicks Off at MIPTV. The UK-based distributor has picked up international rights from the show’s producer, UK indie Renowned Films. The 16x30mins series follows football freestyling skills pair Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch as they perform soccer tricks and stunts on the streets of London and […]

London Live to launch in UK

A new channel is launching on digital free-TV in the UK today. London Live will occupy the Freeview channel 8 slot, along with BSkyB channel 117, Virgin Media channel 159 and YouView channel 8. The network is one of the stations launching throughout the UK in a government-lead drive to launch channels that offer local […]