Digital TV (2006)


The Tyne and Wear Councils have ‘Looking Local‘ interactive services on Sky, Virgin Media, WAP-enabled mobile phones, Freeview set top boxes that are connected to the internet, and on the World Wide Web.

The following sites are available:

  • Gateshead Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • South Tyneside Council
  • Sunderland City Council

You can…

  • Find out about local services
  • Report problems
  • Request forms
  • Find out about major events in the region
  • Contact your Council

Example Screens


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On the Web

To see a version of the Looking Local services via the web* please go to:

*please note that the service is designed for the digital TV and thus will not look as good as websites. But this will give you an idea of the content and functionailty currently on offer.

On your TV or your Phone

Please see the access paths here.

Sun TV

SunTV is one of the projects within Sunderland’s Digital Challenge Programme.  See the Digital Challenge website for details.


Digital TV FAQs

Why isn’t the digital TV service available on Freeview?

Ideally we’d have liked to have included Freeview in the service, but we are trialing a system developed by the National Project for Digital TV to provide the service. This needs your digital box to be able to send messages back to the main system – Freeview boxes can’t do this so it isn’t included.

I can’t get the digital TV service to work, what can I do?
If you’re on Sky – check the phone line is plugged in