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LOCAL TV Liverpool is a local television station serving Liverpool City Region and surrounding areas. The station is owned and operated by Made Television Ltd and forms part of a group of eight local TV stations. It broadcasts from studios and offices in Liverpool. The ITV region which covers Liverpool is ITV Granada, which is based in Manchester, although a number of journalists are based at a newsroom in central Liverpool. ITV's regional news broadcasts were produced in Liverpool during the 1980s and 1990s. The BBC's regional news is also based in Manchester. This arrangement has always been controversial locally, with Manchester's perceived influence over regional media.

ITV's daily magazine programme This Morning was famously broadcast from studios at Albert Dock until 1996, when production was moved to London. Granada's short-lived shopping channel shop! was also produced in Liverpool until it was axed in 2002.

Liverpool is the home of the TV production company Mersey Television which formerly produced the now-defunct soap opera, Brookside, and currently produces Hollyoaks for Channel 4. Mersey Television is owned by All3Media.

News media[]

The city has one daily newspaper, the Liverpool Echo, published by, the Trinity Mirror group. In 2021, The Post and Liverpolitan were launched separately.


Radio stations include BBC Radio Merseyside, Juice FM and Radio City as well as Magic 1548. The last two are both based in St. John's Beacon which, along with the two cathedrals, dominates the city's skyline.

The independent media organisations Indymedia and Wikinews also cover Liverpool, while 'Nerve' magazine publishes articles and reviews of cultural events.