Made in Liverpool

Coordinates: 53°23′37.8″N 2°58′10.7″W / 53.393833°N 2.969639°W / 53.393833; -2.969639

Made in Liverpool
Launched 4 December 2014
Owned by Made Television
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share Local TV Macro Network:[Note 1]
0.01% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area Merseyside
Headquarters Toxteth TV, Toxteth, Liverpool
Sister channel(s) Made in Birmingham
Made in Bristol
Made in Cardiff
Made in Leeds
Made in Tyne & Wear
Freeview Channel 7
Virgin Media Channel 159

Made in Liverpool is a local television station serving Liverpool, Merseyside and surrounding areas. The station is owned and operated by Made Television Ltd and forms part of a group of six city-based TV stations. It broadcasts from studios and offices in the Toxteth suburb of Liverpool.


Bay TV Liverpool was launched in November 2011 as a video-on-demand service producing local content, winning Best Media Website at the 2013 Prolific North Awards.[1]

On 21 February 2013, Bay TV was awarded a local TV licence by Ofcom to broadcast a linear television channel in the Liverpool area including Halton, Wigan and parts of Cheshire.[2][3] Under the initial proposals, the channel aimed to air ten hours of local programming each day, including two and a half hours of news on weekdays, and a weekly political programme. The channel began broadcasting on Freeview channel 8 on Thursday 4 December at 5.30pm, later moving to channel 7 following the closure of BBC Three.

On 23 August 2016 it was announced that Bay TV Liverpool had entered administration.[4] The station owed a total of £451,575, with a debt to Revenue and Customs outstanding at £145,187, individual shareholder loans debts to the value of £133,800, and other “trade and expense creditors” to the sum of £152,488.[5] A week later, Made Television announced it had bought out the station for an undisclosed sum - the group was one of four bidders who lost the original licence award to Bay TV.[6]

Bay TV ceased broadcasting at 11pm on Sunday 9 October 2016 and reopened and relaunched as Made in Liverpool at 6pm on Wednesday 19 October 2016.[7] The station is due to launch on Sky in due course.


Made in Liverpool's flagship programme is the twice-nightly news magazine, Liverpool Today, airing at 6pm and 9pm on weekdays with an hour-long review programme, Liverpool This Week on Saturdays and Sundays.[8][9] The main feature programme is the magazine show, The Lowdown, which airs at 6.30pm and 9.30pm on weeknights.

Other local non-news programmes produced by the channel include sports programmes Across the Park and The Everton Show and new music shows The Liverpool Sound and The 2ube. Programmes produced by the other Made TV stations in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds and Tyne & Wear also air on the channel along with acquired programming from other broadcasters and producers - such as Walks Around Britain - and other local TV stations around the UK.

See also


  1. Audience data for Local TV channels across England, Wales & N. Ireland are measured and reported together, as "Local TV Macro Network".

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