Ofcom | Northern Ireland local TV station launches
The Belfast-based channel broadcasts on Freeview channel 8 and Virgin channel 159.

NvTv describes its programming as a mix of local news, current affairs, arts, culture, music and heritage.

NvTv is the eighth local TV station to take the air and follows on from last week's launch of .

Local TV

Ofcom is responsible for licensing local TV stations on digital terrestrial TV and has now issued 30 licences across the UK.

A second phase of licensing is already under way and there is continued interest from potential applicants in launching channels.

In July, Ofcom invited applications for new local TV channels in seven areas - Aberdeen, Ayr, Carlisle, Dundee, Forth Valley, Inverness and Stoke on Trent.

Local TV licences awarded so far:
Basingstoke: That's Basingstoke Guildford: That's Surrey Nottingham: Notts TV
Belfast: NvTv Leeds: Made in Leeds Oxford: That's Oxford
Birmingham: City TV Broadcasting Liverpool: Bay TV Liverpool Preston: YourTV Blackpool & Preston
Brighton & Hove: Latest TV London: London Live Reading: That's Reading
Bristol: Made in Bristol Manchester: YourTV Manchester Salisbury: That's Salisbury
Cambridge: Cambridge Presents Maidstone: KMTV Scarborough: Yorkshire Coast TV
Cardiff: Made in Cardiff Middlesbrough: Made in Teesside Sheffield: SLTV/Sheffield Live
Edinburgh: ETV Mold: Bay TV Clwyd Southampton: That's Solent
Glasgow: GTV Newcastle: Made in Tyne and Wear Swansea: Bay TV Swansea
Grimsby: Estuary TV Norwich: Mustard York: The York Channel