Freeview Changes

Discovery’s Quest +1 has changed frequency on Freeview, and is now broadcasting 24 hours a day. The timeshift of Quest now occupies space released by Sony following reductions in their TV portfolio. Viewers will need to retune in order to continue watching Quest +1 on channel number 76. The move will allow arts and crafts…Read moreRead more

BBC to Close Ceefax Replacement

The BBC is to close the Red Button digital text service, which allows viewers to access news and other information via their TV. Original a digital replacement for the analogue Ceefax system, the Red Button text service will close next year. With the introduction of internet connected smart TVs, the BBC introduced a Red Button…Read moreRead more

La Liga Coverage Finally Secure as Premier Sports Secures Rights

Premier Sports has secured the rights to show Spanish La Liga football until the end of the 2021/22 season, replacing ITV4 who had temporary rights for the start of the season. A new channel called La Liga TV will be made available on the Premier Player streaming service from October. This channel is also expected…Read moreRead more

Good Food to Close

Former UKTV channel Good Food is to close, with its shows to be merged into the Food Network UKchannel. Good Food is currently a pay TV channel, whilst Food Network is a free-to-air channel on all major TV platforms. Good Food was acquired by Discovery earlier this year, along with Really and Home when UKTV…Read moreRead more

Trace Rebrand UK Music Channels

Trace is to rebrand at least 3 of the 4 TV channels in the UK. Chart Show TV, Chart Show Hits, Starz TV, and The Vault were acquired by Trace from Sony last year (2018). Starz TV will become a UK version of Trace Urban, featuring music from artists such as Stormzy, SKEPTA, AJ Tracy…Read moreRead more

Sky to Launch New Channels

Sky has announced two new channels, both to be available on the Sky satellite platform and via the Now TV Entertainment Pass. First to launch is Sky Crime, in October 2019. This channel will show US crime shows from Oxygen and HBO, and first run content from Jupiter and Woodcut. Sky Comedy will follow in…Read moreRead more

ITV4 Continues LaLiga Partnership

The UK rights for LaLiga football failed to sell, however ITV are continuing an existing partnership for the first 3 match days as an interim measure. Athletic Bilbao v FC Barcelona will be shown tonight (Friday) on ITV4 at 8pm, with FC Barcelona v Real Betis (8pm on Sunday 25th August), and Villareal CF v…Read moreRead more

New CBS on Demand Players for Freesat

The CBS AMC UK Channels Partnership has launched new on demand players on the Freesat platform. Horror Bites and CBS Catchup Channels UK allow viewers to view content from Horror Channel, CBS Reality, CBS Justice and CBS Drama through their compatible Freesat set top box. Viewers can catch up on programmes for up to 30…Read moreRead more

Retro Movies Joins Freesat and Channelbox

Retro Movies has now joined Freesat, and can now be found on channel 307. The channel shows movies from the early to mid 20th century, and was previously on available on Sky channel 327. Retro Movies is now also available on Freeview streamed channel Channelbox, which can be found on channel 271. Viewers will need…Read moreRead more

Sony Ditches True and Movies4Men Brands

Sony is to axe the True and Movies4Men brands as part of the latest changes to its TV channels. True Entertainment will become Sony Channel, marking a reintroduction of that name. The existing programme line up will continue with additional shows. Sony Movie Channels will reduce to simply Sony Movies. Movies4Men will become Sony Movies…Read moreRead more