Broadcast consultancy Canis Media has made two new DTT video streams available for long term lease.

The streams, which will have the capacity to carry two different SD channels or one HD channel, will have the same footprint as the local TV network that Comux UK is building out across the UK, with access to some 10m homes.

This will include London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast in the first phase of its roll out.

The sale will generate revenue for the local TV initiative, which will support the development and promotion of local TV channels.

Managing director of Canis Media Fergus Lawson said: “These new ‘city DTT’ video streams are unique in so far as this is a free-to-air digital terrestrial multiplex that is available only in the UK’s major towns and cities.

“This means they have the potential to deliver an affluent urban audience. We anticipate a lot of interest from a wide range of broadcasters and channel owners who are keen to talk to this highly sought after demographic.” 

Comux UK chief executive Ed Hall added: “City DTT will be available in around half of all the UK’s DTT homes and offers a low cost opportunity for operators to reach a young, buzzing and measurable metropolitan audience with their own dedicated channel number on the UK’s DTT (Freeview) platform.”

Canis Media is acting on behalf of multiplex owner Comux UK.