KMTV is making changes to its schedule in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The channel’s flagship programme ‘Kent Tonight’ will continue to broadcast live every day from 1730, delivering key information about the spread of the disease. We’re aware that a large proportion of our audience will be affected by events and it’s our intention to make sure that they receive trusted, accurate information on Freeview at this crucial time for the county and the country.
As well providing this free key service for our viewers, we also have a duty to our staff and content providers. Therefore, we have decided to suspend production of new episodes of our guest based programmes until further notice. This includes Team Talk, Kent Business, Paul On Politics and BASSed In Kent. This will limit the amount of people using KMTV facilities and studios.
Kent Tonight will also be reduced to 30 minutes per evening, but will be packed with more key information and analysis about COVID-19. KMTV will also be increasing its social media presence and video on demand content during the pandemic.
Andy Richards, Editor-in-chief, KMTV
The county’s first dedicated television channel. Delivering quality news, sport and entertainment 24/7 across Maidstone, Medway, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and surrounding areas on Freeview channel 7 and Virgin Media channel 159.
Programming includes a live one hour news round up, ‘Kent Tonight’, every weekday evening at 5.30pm. An "on demand" and live streaming service is also available at kmtv.co.uk.