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Rooftop TV premiere attracts 10,000 views

The home of good news worth shouting about, The Rooftop, has attracted more than 50,000 followers on Facebook and recorded an increase of 184% in online views in recent weeks as people continue to look for sources of optimism during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In response to this surge in demand for positive news, The Rooftop has launched a new weekly broadcast series called Rooftop TV.

Featuring a roundup of the week’s top good news stories, Rooftop TV covers the issues that matter and the campaigns that are making a real difference to people’s lives.

Episode one, which launched on 17 April, has already attracted more than 10,000 views across YouTubeFacebook and Instagram TV.

In episode one, Simon Francis, Editor of The Rooftop joined Tom York, Rooftop TV host, to talk about why positive news is so important – especially while we’re all self-isolating at home.

Episode two aired yesterday (24 April). In the show, Simon and Tom discuss stories about care workers, key workers, online choirs, period products, and more.

In time, the weekly episodes will grow to provide an update on the stories we’ve featured, interviews with the people behind the news, and glimpses of positive news from around the internet.

Rooftop TV can be seen on YouTubeFacebook and Instagram TV every Friday lunchtime.

Thank you to all our supporters for spreading the word and being part of our journey so far.

If you’d like us to be able to do more to share positive news, you can donate online via our Raisely platform.

The Rooftop is the home of good news worth shouting about.

It is funded by social enterprise Campaign Collective.

About the author

Member of Campaign Collective, Social Media Editor of The Rooftop, and Rooftop TV host. Passionate campaigner for LGBTQI+ rights and mental health issues.