London Live has awarded Ericsson a five-year broadcast services contract for its new London-dedicated TV channel. The Evening Standard, London’s most read newspaper, was awarded the 12-year license in February 2013 to broadcast the first London-centric TV channel – and will launch the channel in spring 2014. London Live will be transmitted 24/7 via terrestrial and satellite digital TV channels as well as multiscreen IP delivery. Viewers will be able to watch the channel on television and online, via PCs and mobile devices.
London Live will be London’s first dedicated Entertainment channel and is scheduled to launch on Freeview 8, Sky 117, Virgin 159, Web and Mobile devices in spring 2014. The channel will offer Londoners the latest in local news, current affairs, sports, arts, events and entertainment. Targeting an audience of young, modern and urban social explorers based in the capital. London Live is owned by ESTV. www.londonlive.co.uk