From August 28, our city by the sea will have its very own local television channel bringing the best of news, views, sport, music, entertainment, property and much more into your homes. Expect seagulls aplenty!
Broadcasting on Freeview Channel 8 and Virgin 159, as well as on demand online, Latest TV will be accessible to 400,000 people across the Greater Brighton area and online on any device to everyone in the UK through
You make it we show it
And what’s more, with a “You Make It, We Show It” policy, you, the viewers will also be stars of the
Bill Smith, founder of Latest TV, said: “Latest TV will have the right ingredients to make Brighton Rock!
“We have been fighting for Brighton to have its own television station for years. It’s so exciting to see this dream become a reality.
“I believe that TV should be democratic. So as well as the Latest team producing top-class television we will be proud to show films and videos made by you, from Brighton & Hove and Adur & Worthing.
“If these are good, we will soon sign you up! Now you can get a TV career started without commuting and together we can build a TV and film industry here!
Turning Hollingbury into Hollywood!
We have already signed up some great local films and documentaries so please get in touch.”
Broadcasting from studios just yards away from the city’s iconic Brighton Pier, Latest TV will be on air up to 24 hours a day, seven days a week with news and sport at the heart of our channel.
TOP SHOWS ON LATEST TV
Latest News plus weather and travel has a strong team of twelve VJs led by award winning ex-Argus
journalist Tim Ridgway with Latest Sport led by Jay Legate. All things Adur & Worthing will be led by the inimitable Mike Mendoza. The city will at last have news in prime time – three half hour bulletins a day – with stories all about this city and neighbouring towns. Familiar towns, streets and suburbs such as Shoreham, West Street and Kemptown will feature regularly on your screens!
Brighton Lights, a nightly entertainment show is presented by the double act of Juice 107.2′s star presenter Guy Lloyd and Lynn Ruth Miller, the 80-year-old Britain’s Got Talent and Granny’s Gone Wild west end star comedienne. Expect to see all the talent from Brighton & beyond on this show.
International Chef Exchange
International Chef Exchange in which top local chefs swap for a week with chefs from all over the world. Andrew Kay presents from glamorous locations almost as nice as Brighton. He also presents Cook It! the weekly “how to” cookery programme.
The Vote, with Frank Le Duc, covers local and national politics and the upcoming key elections for our future. Expect heated debates as Brighton decides on Latest TV!
Latest Homes Live
Latest Homes Live, a pioneering daily property programme with Andrew Bullock from Cowboy Builders and Simone Thorogood – your new flat mate! At last estate agents will feature on TV too and we aim to show all the homes for sale or to let in our area. Construction in the city is featured too as we look at iconic buildings including the new i360. Local history and architecture is covered by Andy Garth and Robert Nemeth, whilst finance tips are brought to you by IEP’s Ian Poysden.
Latest Sport will feature all things Albion, including Matchday from The Amex on Saturdays. Every Monday night we bring you Albion Night with full coverage of youth and women’s games and great Albion games from the past. The Albion star players will also becomeTV stars. Gordon Greer will be as familiar as Gary Lineker. Jay, Joseph & Tim will cover every sport in Sussex as well as play most of them!
Peter James the best selling crime writer will be a regular on the channel as “Mister Crime.”
Q Tube/Bored Gamers/80 on 8/Post Feature
Latest TV has pride in presenting the first weekly out magazine programme on British TV – Q Tube with Torsten Hojer and Jonesy from Shakedown. We also have Bored Gamers for games fans, and for music fans an array of music interviews and videos with 80 on 8, Bowlegs and Noise Reel. The channel hosts a dedicated Film Night for movies and shorts and at last a way for all film makers to get on TV. And Post Feature covers reviews and previews of main-stream movies.
Comedy comes via Lynn Ruth Miller, The Treason Show, and Latest Bill’s sitcom, Ungagged Cafe. The unclassifiable What The Waffle stars Richard Shayler and Jessica Kellgren Hayes.
What’s missing? Perhaps a local soap opera. So get writing Brighton and Worthing writers. Channel 8 needs you!
Latest TV is one of the first of 25 cities in the country to be awarded a 12-year local TV licence and national and local sponsors and advertisers are signing up to
Initial ratings show local TV in other regions reaching up to one in three adults across the broadcast area**.
Lesley Lawrence, sales director at Latest TV, said: “Local TV has the potential to reach audiences like no other form of media. For years television has been out of reach for many companies – but that is now changing. Whether your business is big or small, local TV has a package to suit you.”
“Latest TV gives you the opportunity to play on a level playing field with multinationals”
Sponsors and supporters who are already committed to partnering with the Latest TV channel include: i360; Brighton & Hove Albion; The Engineerium; Brighton Marina; Brighton & Hove Buses; Martlets Hospice; David Maslen; Hamptons; Michael Jones; Mayo Wynne Baxter; Brighton Aldridge Community Academy; and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy.
For those wanting to find out more about Latest TV, an Open Day is being held on Tuesday 19 August all day from 10am. All are welcome to look around our new world class TV studios in Manchester Street, Brighton while asking any questions.
David Cuff, Latest TV’s channel director, said: “We want local businesses and organisations to benefit. TV is proven to be the world’s most powerful advertising medium.
“In this digital age we are all now watching more TV and seeing more TV ads than ten years ago.
“Latest TV is making TV accessible and affordable to local business. Video now tops search categories online, so producing a TV ad or promotional video now makes sense for businesses of all sizes.
“Latest TV gives you the opportunity to play on a level playing field with multinationals.
“Businesses that use TV will prosper and the presence of a commercial, local TV channel in our region is going to boost the local economy.”