Mar 222016

A new channel, True Crime has gone live on Freeview, Sky and Freesat today.

This new channel, owned by Sony, has meant some channel number changes and replacements.

On Sky and Freesat, True Crime and True Crime+1 have replaced More>Movies and More>Movies+1 on both services.

More>Movies is now no longer broadcast on satellite.

You can find True Crime and +1 on Sky channels 185 and 186

You can find True Crime and +1 on Freesat channels 143 and 156.


Oct 012015

YourTV is a new free-to-air channel broadcasting on terrestrial and satellite services to the UK.

YourTV launched at 1pm on 1st October 2015.

YourTV is a “female-skewed” lifestyle and reality channel, aimed at more mature audiences.

YourTV is owned by FOX.

YourTV programme highlights include Don’t Tell The Bride, explosive true-life crime series Snapped: Killer Couples, and hit international legal drama, Shark. Baking fans may like Baking Good, Baking Bad.

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Jun 032014

ITV Encore, a new Sky subscription channel to be launched on the 9th June, and recently started test transmissions will launch with shows including Broadchurch and Lucan.

ITV Encore launches exclusively on Sky channel 123 on 9 June.

The centrepiece of the launch of the channel will be the airing of Broadchurch for the first time since its original transmission more than a year ago. ITV has scheduled the award-winning eight part drama in double bills from Monday through Thursday.

Later this year ITV intends to launch a a new female-focused, free-to-air channel, called ITVBe, which will become the home of shows including The Only Way is Essex.

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Jan 292014

ITV is to launch a pay-TV channel on Sky showcasing the “best of British drama”.

ITV Encore, will be a home to some of the broadcaster’s recent successful dramas, such as Vera and Lucan.

From next year ITV will also populate the channel with original commissions.

ITV Encore will be made available on Sky for an undisclosed “period of exclusivity”.

ITV Encore will launch this summer and will be available to existing Sky customers at no extra cost.

ITV Encore will be available as part of Sky’s 35-strong entertainment channel package – which includes Sky1 and Sky Atlantic – which costs £21.50 a month.

ITV has also announced the launch of ITV catch-up and archive VOD and simulcast of ITV channels on Sky Go.

ITV has also announced a renewal of the carriage deal for ITV2, 3 and 4 HD and ITV catch up and archive VOD on the Sky+ HD platform.

Aug 092013

Rumours are that Sky TV have been considering launching a new channel.

The new Sky TV channel would target a male orientated audience, with sports and entertainment, to take on rival male orientated channels such as ITV4 and Dave.

Reports suggest that the new Sky TV channel could be called Sky Bravo, as BSkyB have registered that name as a trademark.

The Sky Bravo name would be a nod to the channel that BskyB closed at the end of 2010 following the £160m acquisition of Living TV Group. BSkyB closed Bravo, a male-oriented channel home to shows including Spartacus, Dog the Bounty Hunter and Sons of Anarchy, and spin-off Bravo 2 because it targeted a similar demographic to Sky1, but without the same brand equity or reach.

“Sky Bravo” would fill a gap in Sky TV channel lists, by offering a channel for the male market.

Sky Atlantic targets a high-end viewer, with shows such as Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men; Sky1 is now positioned very much as a family-focused option; Sky Arts is for culture buffs and Sky Living is female-oriented.