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Essex TV is a British Internet Protocol television channel based in Essex, England.[1]

Essex TV
Launched28 April 2016
Owned byAlin Stacescu & Viktor Tokarev
SloganBringing Essex Together
CountryUnited Kingdom
Streaming media


Essex TV launched at 9:30am on 28 April 2016.[1]

Essex TV is owned by Viktor Tokarev, Tim Tiernan and Alin Stacescu.[2] [3]

Their senior management team consists of CEO Tim Tiernan, Alin Stacescu (Creative Director) and James Hedley (Chief Technical Officer).[4][5]

On 27 December 2016, an article on World News Network reported that the channel was up for sale, reportedly having being valued for £675,000.[6] On 6 February 2017 an article in Harlow Star stated that the company had reported losses of £20,000 for their first year of operating, critics later added that the loss led to meltdown of takeover talks from a prospective buyer.[7]


In the run up to the 2016 UK EU referendum. Essex TV produced a documentary named Is Essex IN or OUT released on 20 June, featuring Boris Johnson, local public figures and various members of the public from Essex.[8]

In July 2016, it was revealed that Essex TV had become the first media organization to be granted permission to film King Kigeli V of Rwanda during a UK visit as part of a documentary that was being produced about his life by the channel.[9][10]

In 2016, the channel commissioned a show hosted by former X Factor contestant Stevi Ritchie dubbed Stevi Ritchie Takes On Essex.[11]

The channel has commissioned a number of shows such as Loose Lads,[12] Up North,[13] iCar Review and Stagey Live.

In December 2016, it was announced that the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, John Petre would deliver a Christmas message for the people of Essex. The message was initially broadcast on Christmas Eve.[14]

Other venturesEdit

Essex MagazineEdit

On 27 October 2016, Essex TV announced the launch of Essex Magazine, a tabloid print publication which is a part-owned subsidiary, Essex Magazine adopted similar branding with Essex TV.[15]

On 15 March 2017 Essex Magazine it was reported that Ed Sheeran's cousin had been probed by the police for threatening behavior towards magazine staff and managing editor Lorna Onabanjo.[16][17]

EssexTV AwardsEdit

The EssexTV Awards were launched in January 2017 with a view of celebrating the success of individuals, businesses and charities in Essex. [18] [19] [20]


  1. ^ a b Great Baddow: Essex TV starts filming in Great Baddow Accessed on 9/6/2016
  2. ^ Balls, Sam (2016-03-27). "Filming begins for TV channel based in Essex". Harlow Star. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
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  4. ^ Accessed on 12/9/2016
  5. ^ Accessed on 9/6/2016
  6. ^ Accessed on 29/12/2016
  7. ^ Mata, Will (2017-02-16). "Harlow entrepreneur speaks on Essex TV's future after £20,000 loss". Harlow Star. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  8. ^, TV station makes show on EU referendum Accessed on 10/7/2016
  9. ^ "Essex TV get royal nod for documentary". Essex Lowdown. 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-07-09.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Accessed on 10/07/2016
  11. ^ Brading, Wendy (15 August 2016). "He's back: X Factor star Stevi set to return to our screens in new show about Essex". Essex County Standard. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  12. ^ Cruse, Ellena. "Romford male chat show will use 'banter' to tackle issues". Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  13. ^ ""Making films has now become my passion" admits Steve Call in exclusive interview – Essex Mag". Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  14. ^ Accessed on 29/12/2016
  15. ^ "Essex Mag - Essex-TV". Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  16. ^ Pattison, Rob (2017-03-14). "Ed Sheeran's rapper cousin probed by cops over 'threats to reviewers' after being compared to 'itch you can't shake off'". The Sun. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  17. ^ "Police investigate Ed Sheeran's rapper cousin over alleged threats". Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  18. ^ "EssexTV Awards". EssexTV. 2017-01-29. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  19. ^ "Danniella Westbrook parties with former Big Brother star Chelsea Singh at Essex TV Awards". The Sun. December 3, 2017.
  20. ^ "Essex TV Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals". December 3, 2017.