Cambridge TV

Cambridge TV, a friend writes, are apparently always on the lookout for ‘good news’ and ‘And Finally’ items, and seemingly interested in how ‘The Arts’ and other issues relate to Cambridge. Be warned that they seem to work in a fairly spontaneous way! And I’m not sure how they would be about directly faith-related issues.

“Cambridge TV is the new Ofcom-licensed channel for Cambridge, launching in 2015 on Freeview channel 8, Virgin Media and online.We’re creating television that makes you think, highlighting the best in Cambridge arts, science, business and culture for bright, curious viewers locally and around the world.”

Cambridge is one of 30 towns in Britain chosen by the government to host local TV channels, using the old analogue TV transmitters for new, localised channels on Freeview. Ofcom invited applications in two phases, and Cambridge Presents Ltd was successful in applying for the Cambridge licence in October 2013. The initial licenses are for 12 years and can be extended. They have private investment and a contribution from the licence fee in exchange for sharing news content with the BBC. (They share news stories with BBC Cambridgeshire, for possible use on TV or radio. The News Content Deal is arranged through the BBC Trust.)