Ofcom grants Welsh local TV licences

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has awarded licences for local TV services in Swansea and Mold, Wales, in the latest stage of its regional television rollout.

The licences are for Bay TV Swansea and Bay TV Clywd in Mold. Both will be broadcast on DTT by the local multiplex – a discrete amount of spectrum reserved for local TV broadcasting.

Ofcom said it has now awarded 25 local TV licences, as well as the multiplex licence, which went to Comux UK last year and lasts for a period of 12 years.

The first local UK TV channel began broadcasting on DTT in Grimsby on 26 November 2013.