Distribution of Content
to a Freeview Market
Manchester Television Network (MTVN) reaches in excess of 1 million households in the dynamic region of Manchester, the UK's second city. MTVN offers broadcasters and content owners an economic channel to market of approximately 2.5 million viewers.
WHY THE MANCHESTER TELEVISION NETWORK
MTVN is highly suitable to independent channel broadcasters and content owners wanting to economically target companies and consumer audiences located within the Greater Manchester Area. Manchester is part of the Northern Powerhouse and is ideally suitable demographically to reach a diverse population.
MTVN provides an amazing opportunity for international content owners and overseas channels to test market the suitability of its programming to Freeview audiences. The cost of access in such a market is much lower than T2 Freeview coverage and the full UK Freeview service.
MTVN currently hosts channels from major broadcasters across a range topics and genres. The network has hosted most major broadcasters through the last 6 years, including Sony, Universal and Global Media & Entertainment.
MTVN has proved to be highly successful to a major range of broadcasters targeting their dynamic audiences of Manchester at a moderate cost. The carriage costs are in-line with the level of households and we invite broadcasters and content owners to discuss their content, budgets and availability of spectrum.
A NEW BROADCAST OPPORTUNITY FOR CONTENT OWNERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROADCASTING IN THE UK
MTVN has recently been able to have a direct line into the Winter Hill transmitter. Now content owners can gain, for the first time, direct and economic access to the audiences, providing the content is curated and ready for transmission. This allows great flexibility and benefit which previously was denied as the broadcast stream beforehand was solely the rebroadcast of existing streams of content.
MTVN carries 6 channels at any one time therefore there is considerable competition to broadcast on this network. From movies, music, shopping channels and entertainment - all genres have proved to be successful, underpinning the high quality audiences in the Greater Manchester Area.
Winter Hill Transmitter serves approximately 2.5 million homes
MTVN Carriage Fees on the Manchester Television Network are negotiated independently on a monthly basis for existing channels. For content owners who require creative and broadcast services, fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Some clients, for example, require curation of content, scheduling and demographic research for their content. MTVN and its partners can satisfy most of the requirements for content owners and broadcasters seeking access to the UK marketplace.
MTVN is owned by Entertainment Television Limited who has the rights and access to the Freeview marketplace for the Greater Manchester Area and is fully licensed by Ofcom.
MTVN has negotiated preferential partnerships to cover production and broadcast services, therefore, MTVN can deliver a one-stop-shop to content owners from all over the world. This means MTVN can insure delivery of the content at an economic cost.
Research & Development
Scheduling of Content
Past and Present Clients
Current and former channels broadcasting on Freeview in the Greater Manchester area via MTN
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