A full schedule seems pretty elusive (though presumably if anyone’s retuned their Freeview box they should be able to flick through the EPG; do let us know in the comments) but we can gather the following:
- it’s 24/7 and will have five and a half hours of news and current affairs each day, including space for ultra-local stories
- there’s new original programming, like an Alex Zane-hosted show for stand up comedy, a focus on London’s music scene and documentaries showcasing new talent and stories
- the first football show dedicated to London teams airs on Saturday mornings
- even bought-in shows (i.e. repeats) have a London focus, like Twenty Twelve and Misfits.
The channel comes from the same stable as Evgeny Lebedev’s Evening Standard and Independent papers — the news studios are based at the Independent’s offices — so there’s experience behind it, though perhaps less in the 18-34 demographic it’s aiming for.
You can watch London Live on Freeview channel 8, Sky channel 117, Virgin Media channel 159 and its website. ITV London has a run-down of what programmes will be broadcast on launch night.