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First Welsh local TV station launches

The first of the new network of Local TV stations to be based in Wales has gone on air.

Made in Cardiff went live at 8pm last night and will broadcast daily news and magazine programmes on Freeview channel 23, Sky channel 134 and Virgin channel 159.

The Welsh capital is the 10th town or city to get a new local TV channel under the government’s initiative to create a network of up to 60 local stations.

Two other local TV stations in Wales – Bay TV Swansea and Bay TV Clwyd in Mold – are due to launch next year.

Made in Cardiff is the second station to launch in a matter of weeks from the Made TV brand.

Last week it launched Made in Bristol, which currently broadcasts on Freeview channel 8 and Virgin Media channel 159. It will also be available on Sky channel 117 from 24 November.