KMTV is a local TV station for Kent. With studios located on Kent's Medway campus, KMTV offers students opportunities to gain valuable work experience and enables our academics to showcases their research and expertise.

Student opportunities

KMTV - the county’s first dedicated television channel - is a unique partnership between KM Media Group and the University of Kent.

Located on our Medway campus, KMTV's close proximity to CfJ offers unique opportunities for our students to gain valuable experience of creating content for television.

KMTV's in-house Creative Productions Team create and produce award winning work for universities, business start ups and the British Film Institute.

Some of our students have worked as members of the team at KMTV to produce news reports and provide coverage of Kent sports, politics, business and culture.

Other students have completed internships and undertaken work experience in areas such as marketing and social media, while students from the School of Engineering and Digital Arts have been commissioned to produce graphics.

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KMTV programming

KMTV delivers 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 17.30. An "on demand" and live streaming service is also available at

Original KMTV produced shows include:

  • Lunchtime news bulletin weekdays at 13.45
  • Kent Tonight KMTV’s flagship news show at 17.30 - 18.30 each weekday, repeated at 21.15 and with a bulletin at 20.00
  • Team Talk at 18.30 on a Monday and throughout the week
  • Chris & Co for business on Wednesday at 18.30 and throughout the week
  • Based in Kent the music show on Thursdays and Fridays at 20.45
  • Paul on Politics live at 17.00 on Friday and repeated over the weekend
  • Made in Kent our food show
  • Kent Says seeking peoples’ opinions on Kent high streets
  • Think Kent featuring University of Kent lecturers throughout the week
  • kmfm Breakfast Show kicks off every weekday with Gary and Laura at 06.00
  • In Conversation University of Kent Chancellor, Gavin Esler, interviews famous guests
  • Kent Discovers documentaries showing the University’s research.

How to watch

KMTV is available on Freeview on Channel 7, with coverage across 236,800 households in Maidstone, Medway, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sheerness, Sittingbourne and surrounding areas. KMTV broadcasts to the rest of Kent via Virgin Media Channel 159, for On Demand and live streaming, and the KMTV app (available on both Android and iOS).

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