London Live launches tonight at 6.30pm

London LiveThe new local TV channel for London launches tonight, from 6.30pm.

London Live is available on Freeview channel 8, Sky channel 117 and Virgin Media channel 159.

The channel will only be available in London and the surrounding areas, and will show local news, current affairs, sports, arts, events and entertainment.

However, if you’re not in or around London (or just can’t get to a TV) you can watch a live stream of the channel at

As well as original programming, London Live will also air repeats of shows from other broadcasters including the BBC’s popular Twenty Twelve series.

London Live is owned and run by ESTV (London Evening Standard) who won the London franchise bid from Ofcom in February 2013.

Click here to read the London Evening Standard’s article on the channel launch.

Click here to visit the official website for London Live.