The Latest

studiovenueLatest Group is Latest TV, Latest Homes, Latest Musicbar and Latest Records


Latest TV is the city’s only TV channel spanning Brighton, Hove, Worthing and South Chichester, and is a key channel within the UK local TV network broadcasting on Freeview Channel 7, Virgin Media 159 & online at Local TV has over 5 million regular viewers per month.

Latest Homes is the city’s most popular and established property magazine covering all the properties for sale and to let, both in magazine and on the property portal.

Latest 7 is the entertainment and city guide on the flip side of Latest Homes.

Latest Musicbar is a popular live music, comedy, spoken word and party venue in the city. It has hosted many up and coming and famous names, and has an unrivalled reputation for hosting some of the best parties in the city.

Latest Records features great Brighton songwriters, musicians and performers produced by the Latest team and available on global e-music sites. 


Latest Group Community Interest Company

Our objective is to pursue projects that benefit the communities within the coverage area of Latest TV, including widening access to television, helping disadvantaged communities within the area and fostering local democracy. Last year, Latest TV professionals volunteered their time, along with Little Green Pig, a local charity, worked with teenagers from some of our disadvantaged communities and created something amazing. Grunge, the soap opera was born, written and acted by the teenagers, very watchable, very in tune with their lives, tackling in a sensitive way the subjects that teenagers face in everyday society. A great project.


Latest TV

Latest TV  won the licence to become the local TV channel for Brighton, Hove and Worthing in 2012. The directors of Latest Homes, Bill Smith and Angi Mariani spearheaded the campaign for Brighton & Hove to have its own local TV station and bid to provide 24/7 coverage for the city.

This was due to their lively online channel established since 2010, covering all the best musicians, artists, sportspeople making waves in the city. Covering Fatboy Slim, Ed Sheeran, Dizzee Rascal, Example, Tony Hawk and documenting the big milestones in the city, such as the construction of the Brighton & Hove Albion stadium. The channel launched on terrestrial TV on August 28th 2014 on Freeview Channel 7, Virgin Media 159 and streamed online at

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covers events, news, views, current affairs, sport, cookery, property & comedy. Watch Latest TV on this site or direct from The channel is growing in popularity and ratings reaching 210,000 regular viewers locally. Latest TV’s programmes are now shown throughout the Local TV network in the UK.  Latest TV is one of 20 city stations broadcasting on Freeview Channel 7 and is in good company. The UK local TV network reaches approximately 15 million viewers nationwide and already has 5 million regular viewers per month.

Latest Homes / Latest 7

Latest Homes / Latest 7 magazine was established in 2001 to promote property in Brighton, Hove and Sussex, as well as capturing the zeitgeist of the city, covering news, reviews, celebrities, listings, TV, sport, jobs, cars, art and everything unique about the city of Brighton & Hove.

With over 100,000 weekly readers, online and in print with over 1,000 distribution outlets, the magazine is one of the biggest city weekly magazines in Europe. Our online searchable property database, has more Brighton & Hove homes than any other property portal.

Covering rentals and sales, the website is updated as soon as a property is put on the market, and alongside the magazine, gives homebuyers and sellers the best one stop shop for moving home.

Latest Musicbar

Our live music and entertainments venue, the Latest Musicbar, has become the place for parties in Brighton & Hove, creating parties for weddings, civil partnerships, birthdays and special events, as well as hosting the best up-and-coming music. Artists who have graced the stage at the Latest Musicbar include Amy Winehouse, Larry Adler, The Kooks and the city’s hottest young bands. Audience members have included Sir Paul McCartney, Colin Firth, Katie Price and hundreds of thousands of people seeking a great night out in Brighton.

Promoting the city

The Latest helps to sponsor art, music, film and other festivals throughout the city, and is proud of its coverage and association with Artists Open Houses, the Brighton & Hove Food & Drink Festival, the Brighton Science Festival, the Digital Festival, Brighton Fashion Week, The Brighton Festival and Fringe, Brighton Pride Festival and many more. 

The Latest offers training, work experience and apprenticeships in a range of media skills covering television production, filming, editing, tricaster technology & magazine production. Latest has partnered with the Aldridge Foundation to establish the Brighton Digital Media Academy at Aldridge Community Academy & Portslade Aldridge Community Academy. We are proud to be involved in training the next generation of TV and filmmakers. Contact for details. Read here the Work Experience‘s blog.


bdmaThe Latest team

The team behind the Latest has a wealth of experience in media, advertising sales, sponsorship and delivering creative concepts for their clients. Whether it’s magazine or online advertising, parties or television production, The Latest delivers excellent quality at unbelievable prices. If you would like a film or coverage of your business please contact:

(+44)01273 818150

Founder/Managing Director, Bill Smith

Business Development Director, Angi Mariani

Creative Director, Andrew Kay

Head of Sales, Latest 7, Latest Homes Lesley Lawrence

Head of Sales, Latest TV, Tracey Davidson

Channel Manager, Latest TV, Erik Selby

Programming Manager, Jason Weaver

Head of News, Jody Doherty-Cove

Editor, Joe Fuller

Entertainment & Production Editor, Victoria Nangle

Venue Manager, Ruth Ratner

General Enquiries
01273 818150 

14-17 Manchester Street, BN2 1TF, Brighton (UK)
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