Thursday, 5 March 2015

Local TV on MB Blog: That’s TV buys controlling stake in YourTV

Story from Prolific North:

That’s TV, a Portsmouth-based local TV operator, has taken a controlling stake in the local TV licences for Manchester and Blackpool & Preston.

The move will see YourTV Manchester and YourTV Blackpool & Preston rebranded as That’s Manchester and That’s Lancashire.

Launch is now set to happen by June.

YourTV will retain a small shareholding in the new channels and remains the official licence-holder, but control of the channels now lies with That’s TV.

YourTV channels has been rebrand and will now be called:

  • That's Manchester (Manchester)
  • That's Lancashire (Blackpool and Preston)

It has been confirmed that both channels will be shown on Freeview and no information has been given on if they will appear on Virgin Media or Sky.