Made in Tyne & Wear
|Made in Tyne & Wear|
|Launched||12 November 2014|
|Owned by||Made Television|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
Local TV Macro Network:|
0.01% (September 2015 , BARB)
|Broadcast area||Tyne and Wear|
|Headquarters||University of Sunderland|
Made in Birmingham|
Made in Bristol
Made in Cardiff
Made in Leeds
Made in Liverpool
|Virgin Media||Channel 159|
Made in Tyne & Wear is a local television station serving Tyne & Wear and parts of Northumberland and County Durham. 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 at the David Puttnam Media Centre in the St. Peter's campus at the University of Sunderland.
In December 2012, the broadcast regulator OFCOM announced Made Television had been awarded a licence to broadcast the local TV service for the Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland areas, serving a potential audience of 900,000 viewers in an area stretching from Alnwick in the north to Bishop Auckland in the south. There were three other bids for the licence - Neon TV, Metro8 Newcastle and YourTV Newcastle.
The channel began broadcasting on Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media platforms on Wednesday 12 November 2014, completing the roll out of the four Made TV stations, following launches in Bristol, Cardiff and Leeds. After three months on air, Made in Tyne & Wear claimed a weekly audience of around 197,000 viewers.
The station's manager since launch is Tony Hazell. Currently, Made TV are planning to launch a second North East station for the Teesside area.
Its flagship programme is the twice-nightly local news magazine, Tyne and Wear News. The main feature programme is the channel's magazine show, The Lowdown, which airs at 7pm each weeknight.
Other local programmes include current affairs series Insight and Press Pit, topical debate show Chatty Lasses, independent documentary strand Tyne Docs, cookery show Northern Cuisine, music show Ubeat TV and football magazine show Football Matters.
Programmes produced by the other Made TV stations in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds and Liverpool also air on the channel along with acquired programming from other broadcasters, including local TV stations around the UK.
- Made in Tyne and Wear awarded TV licence, Press Gazette, 6 December 2012
- Made in Tyne & Wear viewing figures revealed, Made in Tyne & Wear, 4 February 2015
- Made in Tyne and Wear to move up on Freeview, Made in Tyne and Wear, 4 April 2016
- Made Television and Trinity Mirror land Middlesbrough local TV licence, theguardian.com, 27 November 2013
- OFCOM allows six local TV stations to cut back on local programming, news and current affairs, Press Gazette, 8 October 2015
- Bulletin, Made in Tyne & Wear
- Made in Tyne & Wear programmes
- Northern Cuisine