A consortium backed by former ITV News editor Nigel Dacre has won a local TV licence in Nottingham.

Notts TV has become the latest organisation to be granted broadcasting rights by Ofcom under the local television vision set in motion by former culture secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The consortium, which includes Dacre’s digital media company Inclusive Digital, The Nottingham Post, Nottingham Trent University and Confetti Media Group, fended off competition from one other bidder, named Television Nottingham.

Notts TV aims to be on air by April 2014 and will operate out of studio facilities provided by Nottingham Trent University and Confetti Media, while some of the Nottingham Post’s editorial and sales expertise will also be used.

It plans to broadcast 17-and-a-half hours of original local content a week in its first year, growing to an average of 20 hours a week in the station’s third year of operation.

Other licences have been awarded in Norwich, Bristol, Cardiff, Brighton and Grimsby over the past two months.

The deadline for local TV licence applications closed Monday 13 August and Ofcom received a total of 57 bids to establish local stations in 19 separate locations. The media regulator had originally intended to award licences in 21 towns and cities, but no bidders have come forward in Swansea or Plymouth.