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UK Launch of ITV Local

A major new development in television technology was unveiled today by the UK's largest commercial broadcaster, ITV. Using the Television Operating System (TelVOS) developed by Narrowstep Inc, the new service, called ITV Local, is currently on the air as a trial with two initial local community channels for Brighton and Hastings.

The new service features local news, weather, music and what's on guides, as well as locally produced short films, features and entertainment and is available globally at http://itvlocal.tv

"The rapid advance in the number of broadband homes in the UK, combined with improvements in streaming technology and Narrowstep's Television Operating System, has transformed the opportunities for local broadcasting," said Lindsay Charlton, the ITV project director. "By combining our traditional broadcasting expertise with the opportunities of the web, we are creating something truly unique."

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