Bay TV Liverpool

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Bay TV Liverpool
Launched November 2011
Audience share Local TV Macro Network:[Note 1]
0.01% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area Merseyside
Headquarters The Television Centre, Liverpool
Freeview Channel 7
Virgin Media Channel 159

Bay TV Liverpool is a local television channel based in Liverpool and broadcasting to Merseyside. Initially established in November 2011 as an on-demand internet service, the station began broadcasting three years later. Bay TV's studios and offices are based in Toxteth.


On 21 February 2013, Bay TV was awarded a local TV licence by Ofcom to broadcast a linear channel on Freeview channel 7 in the Liverpool area including Halton, Wigan and parts of Cheshire. It also has ambitions to broadcast on Sky.[1][2] Under the initial proposals, the channel aimed to air 10 hours of local programming each day, including two and a half hours of news on weekdays, and a weekly politics programme, presented by broadcaster Liam Fogarty.

On 16 May 2013, Bay TV Liverpool was awarded Best Media Website in the Prolific North Awards, beating other more established websites including nationally renowned and local rival Wirral Globe.[3]

The channel began broadcasting on Freeview channel 7 on Thursday 4 December at 5.30pm.


On weekdays, Bay TV airs regularly updated local news bulletins for 6.5 hours, along with a weekend compilation programme, The Week in View, and weekly sports shows, Rugby AM and The Everton Show. The station also airs a wide range of arts programming, mainly as part of the Arts Alive strand.

Other feature programmes on the channel include flagship entertainment show The Guide with Jay and Ellie, lifestyle series 52% and Style City and religious affairs programme Faith Matters. During downtime, Bay TV also runs a Community Noticeboard information service.

See also


  1. Audience data for Local TV channels across England, Wales & N. Ireland are measured and reported together, as "Local TV Macro Network".
  1. "Ofcom awards Liverpool local TV licence". Ofcom. 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2013-02-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Bay TV Liverpool awarded local digital television licence". Bay TV Liverpool. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "The Prolific North Awards 2013 The Winners".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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