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London's first dedicated 24-hour news channel launched by Russian media tycoon

London's first dedicated 24-hour news channel launched by Russian media tycoon

Reporting live from Britian's streets


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Yesterday saw the launch of Evgeny Lebedev's latest project – 'London Live' – the English capital's first 24-hour news and entertainment channel

A new digital television station set up for Londoners was created by Russian-born press baron Evgeny Lebedev – owner of The Evening Standard and The Independent – and is now on air after launching on Monday night.

London Live will broadcast 24 hours a day to around five million homes, out of two studios in a Kensington office – covering areas including London news, weather, travel as well as acquired TV shows such as Twenty Twelve, Misfits and many more.

"Cities like New York and Toronto have dedicated TV channels – many cities do. It is crazy that London hasn't before now," said editorial director Stefano Hatfield, "There are so many stories in the capital and broadcasters like ITV and the BBC just don't have the time to do them all properly."

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