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 Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Evening Standard Television has won the licence to run a new digital TV channel for Londoners, it was announced today. The broadcasting regulator Ofcom said the bid to operate the channel, called London Live, had beaten off competition from four other applicants.

Ofcom said the bid from ESTV Ltd, wholly owned by the Standard and Independent’s proprietor, Evgeny Lebedev, had “demonstrated the greatest understanding of London’s diverse communities” and provided “important opportunities for close local community involvement”. Mr Lebedev said: “I am absolutely delighted that Ofcom has awarded us this opportunity to give Londoners their own high-quality local television channel.”

The channel, the first dedicated to the capital, will broadcast 18 hours a day with a minimum of four and a half hours of London news and one hour of current affairs programming. There will be news bulletins every half hour and 33 “hyper-local” internet TV streams from each London borough.

London Live Wednesday 5th February 2014

6am Good Morning London: A bright and breezy start to the day, as our prettiest journalist reads some stories out of last night's Evening Standard.
7am Good Morning London: A bright and breezy start to the day, as our prettiest journalist reads some stories out of this morning's Metro (repeat from 6am)
8am London Travel Roundup: We read the latest travel news off the TfL website, and report live from a mini-roundabout in Bexleyheath.
9am Pull Back Your Curtains: All proper Londoners have gone to work, so we'll show some old black and white films to fill the schedule.
10am City Hall Live: We have a camera in the debating chamber as our pal Boris, or one of his talented advisers, face another tough grilling.
11am Borough News: Regional Variations

and Chelsea
11.00Nanny Time: Au pairs share their top childcare tips.Knifestab Update: We pinpoint the streets to avoid.Romford Roundup: Today's market bargains.
11.30The Property Show: Featuring affordable homes under $4m.The Property Show: How to escape to somewhere nicer.The Property Show: Hedge wars in Hornchurch.

12 noon The Great Airport Debate: Obviously London needs more air capacity. We get all the top players around the same table and encourage them to prove it.
1pm DIY SOS: We tackle the everyday problem of what to do if your neighbour is trying to build a swimming pool in their basement.
2pm Nelson's Column: We filmed some ethnic festival in Trafalgar Square last summer. Relive an hour of unfamilar live tunes here (R)
3pm The Rah-Rah Bling Hour: All the latest gossip from the West End. Which minor royals drank what with whom in which exclusive club last night?
4pm The ES Reading Crusade: Our editor reads some nice stories to your children, because all hard-working mothers are still at work.
5pm Borough News: Regional Variations

and Chelsea
5.00новости спорта: Последний Челси переводы.Sports News: Tottenham transfer rumours.Sports News: How easy is it to park at Saracens?
5.30The Good Food Show: Champagne and cocktails.The Good Food Show: Fried chicken and chips.The Good Food Show: Toby Carvery favourites.

6pm London Travel Roundup: We tell you which Cycle Hire stands actually have bikes, and whether the cablecar's running or not.
7pm Good Evening London: A bright and breezy end to the day, as our 2nd prettiest journalist reads some stories out of tonight's Evening Standard.
8pm SouthWestEnders: The everyday story of Putney folk. There's tension as Magda and Penny accidentally buy the same pram.
8.30pm Commuter Club: Tell us how mildly annoying your journey home was tonight, and we'll scroll your tweets down the screen for 30 minutes.
9pm Boris and Friends: The Mayor, the Standard's editor and ESTV's oligarch founder sit round and discuss how lovely London is these days (live from Italy).
10pm Art Attack: Brian Sewell tells us which exhibitions and galleries he's particularly despised this week.
11pm Borough News: Regional Variations

and Chelsea
11.00My Favourite Fabergé: Lady Kate Dubois reveals all.Crimewatch: Live feed from Brixton Police Station.(sorry - we know of no news in Sutton)
11.30Money Box: What to spend your bonus on this year.Money Box: What to spend your benefit on this week.(sorry - we know of no news in Sutton)

12 midnight Closedown

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