IssTV is the only free online TV station, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and the surrounding areas. IssTV is produced locally by local people, who are dedicated to bringing IssTV viewers original and innovative programming in news, sport and entertainment through big name interviews, in-depth reports and intriguing features plus events, series programming and listings of ‘Whats on’ in the local area.
IssTV has invested in the latest streaming technology, design and bespoke platform and also has a ‘localTube’ where anyone can upload there videos direct to IssTV to share with friends and family.
Since launching in February 2011 Isstv has had thousands of visitors every week, and is continuing to grow week on week by over 45%.
ISSTV (pronounced ‘is tv’) was developed by the late Stephanie Penrose in 2006 as an online TV station aimed to highlight the many activities and individuals that make up the vibrant Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch region. As a well reputed, professional photographer with a successful business and many high profile connections in the area, Stephanie had the vision to see the future in online film and wanted to evolve her own visual skills to encompass video for use online. With reduced resources in mainstream regional television, Stephanie believed that the future of informing local people and giving them their own voice was through online TV.
ISSTV became Stephanie’s passion. Sadly, that passion was interrupted by a battle with cancer which she lost in March 2010. Since her passing, the station evolved to a new website and represents what we believe is one of the first UK online TV stations. The beauty of online means her hard work can be evidenced as a legacy forever.