Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield Live TV channel launches on Freeview and cable

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Image caption Sheffield Live is being screened on Freeview and on a local cable network

Sheffield's local TV channel has broadcast for the first time.

Sheffield Live is screened on Freeview and on a local cable network.

The channel was launched at 18:30 BST, with Charlotte Reid the first face and voice the public saw on SLTV.

In August, the local television channel reached its funding target of £160,000, including £90,000 from individuals and groups who have become "community shareholders".

Ofcom initially received 57 bids to run channels in the UK.

A total of 19 licences were awarded. The first station began broadcasting in Grimsby last November.

The BBC is contributing up to £40m towards local channels, including an agreement to buy news footage.

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