Job losses as Estuary TV announces closure

A number of jobs will be lost as local station Estuary TV has announced it will be closing, with another operator taking its place.

As of September 1, the local TV licence for this area will be run by the national network operator That’s TV.

Many staff who have worked at Estuary TV for a number of years will be made redundant as part of these changes.

A spokesperson for Estuary TV, which operates from Grimsby Institute, said: “Following a review of Estuary TV, we regret to announce that we have made the difficult decision to close the channel, resulting in staff redundancies.

“We are hugely proud of the small and incredibly hard-working team’s efforts to develop the channel since its launch, however, the reality of running a small commercial TV station is that we have not been able to achieve the required financial performance for the channel.

“As of September 1, the local TV licence for this area will be run by the national network operator That’s TV.

“This is an exciting development enabling the licence to become part of a bigger family of 20 local TV services across the UK.

“This will create new opportunities for local advertisers to reach even more viewers.”