Picture Gallery: New local TV revolution builds on proud history of reporting the news in Norfolk

Mustard TV is the latest stage of the continuing evolution in the way we consume our local news, from newspapers to the fast-moving online world and, now, local television.

It was in 1845 that Jacob Henry Tillett, Jeremiah Colman, John Copeman and Thomas Jarrold started the Norwich-based Norfolk News.

The Eastern Weekly Press was launched in 1867 and in 1870 was renamed the Eastern Daily Press. A sister title, the Eastern Evening News, was launched in 1882. As the business grew, it moved premises in 1902, 1959 and again in the late 1960s to its present headquarters location at Prospect House in the centre of Norwich.

At the end of the 1960s, Eastern Counties Newspapers began its corporate expansion with the coming together of ECN with the East Anglian Daily Times Company to form Eastern Counties Newspapers Group (ECNG).

But, more recently, Archant, as it has been since March 2002, moved into the online world with award-winning local websites, while in January it launched the unique iwitness24 community news platform that aims to transform the way it gathers news, by allowing readers to contribute pictures and videos in a quick and easy way.


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In June, Archant announced a partnership with social media site streetlife.com, which aims to bring together local communities and help them make the most of where they live by connecting and sharing with others.

And next year, viewers in and around Norwich will be able to access their local news from their television screens when Mustard TV starts broadcasting.

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