Statement published 30 July 2018
We published a consultation on 20 April 2018 on our provisional decision not to advertise or re-advertise local TV licences for 13 specific areas, or substitute areas, where no licence has been awarded to date.
Having considered all the consultation responses, we confirm our provisional decision. The consultation has confirmed that continuing to require the extension of the local TV transmission network to these locations or substitute areas, as previously planned, would have an adverse impact on the economic viability of the local TV sector. This decision will release Comux, the party responsible for providing the transmission infrastructure for local TV, from its current obligation to build the transmission infrastructure in these locations.