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Local TV invite for five Scottish locations
Ofcom today invited applications for new local TV channels in seven UK locations – Aberdeen, Ayr, Carlisle, Dundee, Forth Valley, Inverness and Stoke on Trent.
The invitation follows legislation passed in 2011, enabling Ofcom to issue local TV licences allowing the broadcast of local TV channels on digital terrestrial TV.
Five local TV channels are now broadcasting. The first of these was Estuary TV in Grimsby, which launched in November 2013. The first local TV channel in Scotland (STV Glasgow) launched in June this year.
The closing date for applications for the Scottish areas of Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Forth Valley and Inverness, and the English areas of Carlisle and Stoke on Trent, is 23 October 2014.
As well as broadcasting on digital terrestrial, it is anticipated that local TV channels might choose to offer their services on satellite, cable and online.
Local TV stations
The first local TV licences were advertised by Ofcom in May 2012. In the first phase, Ofcom awarded 19 local TV licences.
Ofcom has already invited applications for 18 locations in the second phase of local TV licensing. During this phase, licences have so far been awarded to Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Mold, York, Cambridge, Swansea, Guildford, Reading, Salisbury, Maidstone and Tonbridge, and Basingstoke.
The Dundee Weaver sung at Fiddlers Rally
The Dundee Weaver sung at Fiddlers Rally.
Part of the Fiddlers Rally recorded last night as part of the filming for Broughty Ferry Gala Week. More to come. The Dundee Channel is filming some of the events on behalf of Broughty Ferry Traders.
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Four Dundee bands selected for T in the Park
Tennent’s Lager have revealed the T Break line-up for 2014 and four of Dundee’s top unsigned acts have made the bill. Tennent’s Lager put out their annual call in March for Scotland’s unsigned acts to submit their demos to T Break in the hope of landing one of 16 highly coveted slots on the T Break Stage at T in the Park.
Appearing on the T Break Stage this summer are quick-witted fan favourites Fath Goth, who have recently received critical acclaim from the likes of Kerrang magazine and have been nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award two years in a row.
Fat Goth drummer Mark Keiller said, “To be given the opportunity to play T in the Park this year means a great deal and it’s cool to know a band this odd can still be afforded the chance to play such a massive festival. See you in July!”
Joining them will be rock five-piece Scary People who, in their own words, had only one week to form a band before playing a sold out live show in Dundee, gaining them an impressive crowd response and a dedicated following ever since. Also on the bill are the emotionally heavy and sonically dense, Interpole-esque Vladimir and fresh faced pop rockers Model Aeroplanes who have been gathering huge momentum so far this year, including a slot at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow this weekend.
Model Aeroplanes front man Rory Fleming-Stewart said, “We feel absolutely honoured to play on such a legendary stage at our favourite music festival. We’re really excited to bask in the great atmosphere and play a blinding show. Really, we can’t wait!”
Tennent’s Lager have been proudly supporting Scotland’s grassroots music scene through T Break for the past 19 years, providing the country’s freshest unsigned talent with the chance to showcase their material to fans, musicians and music industry insiders alike on the biggest platform for unsigned artists at T in the Park – the T Break Stage.
he full line-up of acts that will play the T Break Stage this year are:
The Moon Kids
We Came From Wolves
George Kyle, Head of Sponsorship at Tennent’s Lager said: “We are delighted with the line-up again this year, every year we’re amazed with the volume of fantastic entries T Break receives. We are immensely proud to continue to support Scotland’s grassroots music through T Break and I believe that former T Break band Biffy Clyro’s headline slot on the Main Stage this summer is testament to the importance of this support and to where it can lead”
Dave McGeachan, Senior Promoter from T Break partners DF Concerts sits on the judging panel. He said: “This is an incredibly strong year for Scottish music and the talent coming out of Scotland’s grassroots music scene in particular is of a very high standard. I feel we’ve managed to get a really great representation across many different genres with this year’s selection and I look forward to seeing some excellent live performances over the weekend.”
T in the Park 2014 takes places across the weekend from 10th – 13th July and tickets are on sale now, and available from www.tinthepark.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk or 08444 999 990.
New Brechin property for sale
A stunning new showhome has been unveiled at Stephen’s development in Brechin.
The four bedroom ‘Glen Truim’ bungalow incorporates Stephen’s new style dedicated marketing suite which showcases the range of properties available within the Bearehill site
The fully-furnished showhome comprises four bedrooms, a spacious and contemporary kitchen incorporating open-plan dining room and living space, and a separate lounge. With its interior designed by Stirling-based Envision, the result is spectacular and is Stephen’s first Envision-designed bungalow showhome in two years. Meanwhile, heading outside, landscaping features are being specially created for this stunning home to highlight the terraced garden areas.
Sheila Sutherland, Sales Manager commented, “We really are thrilled at what Envision have created and are looking forward to welcoming viewers inside, and to hear more about the site.”
The showhome and its built-in marketing suite, which is being rolled out across several sites after its success within the company’s developments in Scone and Dunfermline, is open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 1pm until 5pm.
The new homes will be more affordable to many thanks to the national ‘Help to Buy (Scotland)’ initiative, which will see the Scottish Government provide help to eligible buyers of up to 20% of the purchase price of a new build home from Stephen. An eligible buyer will be expected to contribute a5% deposit and secure a 75% mortgage to purchase under this scheme. The Government initiative applies to all homes worth up to £400,000.
Set in the Royal Burgh of Brechin, Bearehill provides a choice of superbly crafted two and three bedroom bungalows and two, three and four bedroom family homes at exceptional value. Bearehill is well placed to enjoy the many local amenities and yet only 40 miles from Aberdeen and 30 from Dundee.
The Angus countryside has a great deal to offer, including spectacular scenery spanning to Royal Deeside in the north and through Glen Clova to the west. The royal burgh of Brechin is a busy and prosperous market town offering an excellent range of independent shops.
Prices at Bearehill range from £198,750 for the two bedroom Glen Clunie semi-detached bungalow (including garage), to £440,000 for the five bedroom Glen Cassley.
For more information, please telephone 01738 620721, email email@example.com or visit www.stephen.co.uk.
The Dundee Channel prepares to release Time Capsule video series.
10 years ago a 30 episode series was recorded in Tayside, Perthshire and Fife capturing many aspects of the towns and cities and was the forerunner to The Dundee Channel. In fact the original S-VHS video series was mothballed until the internet ran fast enough to allow streaming video over10 minutes long.
In preparation for this The Dundee Channel has created a login area on its site where it intends to post these decade old video tapes which feature Dundee, Lochee, Broughty Ferry, Perth, Monifieth, Carnoustie, Arbroath, Forfar and St Andrews – all before anyone had heard of video streaming or You Tube (2005).
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