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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
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.essex-tv.co.uk
Streaming media
Essex TVwww.essex-tv.co.uk/on-demand


HistoryEdit

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]

ProgrammesEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  3. ^ https://www.essex-tv.co.uk/matthew-martino-and-essextv-part-ways/
  4. ^ https://www.essex-tv.co.uk/board/ Accessed on 12/9/2016
  5. ^ http://www.screenscene.co.uk/news/tv-news/2016/03/16/local-tv-channel-essex-launch-april/ Accessed on 9/6/2016
  6. ^ https://article.wn.com/view/2016/12/27/The_digital_boom_British_digital_channel_EssexTV_valued_at_6_u/ 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. ^ http://www.brentwoodweeklynews.co.uk/news/14544153.TV_station_makes_show_on_EU_referendum/, 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. ^ http://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/home/post_people_essex_tv_lad_from_dagenham_let_loose_with_own_show_1_4609123 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". www.essexmagazine.co.uk. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  14. ^ http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/14962712.TV_channel_appeals_for_festive_messages_from_Essex_businesses_and_residents/ 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.