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MADE IN BIRMINGHAM UNVEILS NEW PROGRAMMING LINE-UP AHEAD OF OFFICIAL LAUNCH AT 6 PM THIS EVENING

Made in Birmingham, the new, dedicated television channel for the West Midlands has unveiled its launch line-up of programming, ahead of going live at 6pm this evening - Tuesday 8 November, 2016.

Release Date: 6th February 2017
Location: Birmingham.

Made in Birmingham’s inaugural show will be the live, home-grown city news programme, ‘#BirminghamNews’. The show will be presented by local news anchor, Mike Prince featuring the biggest stories to get the West Midlands talking, every weekday at 6pm and 9pm.

#BirminghamNews will be followed by Made in Birmingham’s nightly magazineshow, ‘The Lowdown Birmingham’. Local residents, George Hancorn, Taffy Mushipe and Richard Gullick will bring the latest music and events, culture and activities to viewers across the region, every weekday evening at 6.30pm and 9.30pm.

Made in Birmingham’s programme schedule will comprise an eclectic mix of factual, news, entertainment and lifestyle programming. Locally produced content will be blended with shared programmes produced across the Made Television network and acquired shows. These include Sarah Beeny’s ‘Double Your House for Half Your Money’ and Dawn O’Porter’s ‘This Old Thing’. Other original, local programming will include veteran DJ Tom Ross’ Goalzone; where viewers get involved in live and lively weekly football debate.

Jamie Conway, CEO of Made Television, says:

‘The West Midlands is a vibrant and exciting region and a great platform for creating programming that will inspire and engage our viewers. We’re looking forward to unveiling some of our new shows for the first time this evening.’

Made Television broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Made in Birmingham will be available via Freeview 7 and Virgin 159, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with availability on Sky 117 expected by the end of the year.