Freeview Changes – Channel 4 Number Shuffle

Channel numbers on several Channel 4 channels on Freeview will be changing on 13th May, following Channel 4s full acquisition of the Box Plus Network that was previously a joint venture. E4 will move from 28 to 13 which is currently home to Channel 4+1. Film 4 moves to 14, with Channel 4+1 taking over…Read moreRead more

Eleven Sports Hands Back Ofcom Licenses

Due to the UK leaving the European Union (EU), Eleven Sports has now licensed its continental channels elsewhere, as UK broadcast licenses can no longer extend to other parts of the EU when the UK leaves. Eleven Sports has been unable to obtain any carriage agreements on satellite or cable in the UK, they no…Read moreRead more

STV Launches Regional HD on Sky

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STV has launch HD (high definition) versions of its channel for Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Tayside on Sky. This means that all Sky viewers can now find the HD version of the channel on 103, as there is a HD version for all STV regions. There was a slight delay in the launch of the new…Read moreRead more

Keep It Country to Rebrand

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Television station Keep It Country is to rebrand to Spotlight TV. The name change is to reflect the fact that the channel has diversified into other genres such as easy listening. The channel has indicated that some programming changes will be made, although the full extent of these changes is yet to be announced. The…Read moreRead more

BBC Submits Plans to Revamp iPlayer

The BBC has submitted to Ofcom plans to revamp their BBC iPlayer service. The proposals include making more box sets available, and making programmes available for up to 12 months instead of the existing 30 days. More archive material is also to be included on the iPlayer. The BBC has already conducted a Public Interest…Read moreRead more

New LaLiga PPV Offering from Eleven Sports

Sports provider Eleven Sports has unveiled a global partnership with Onefootball, a a digital football platform. The new venture has launched an in-app pay-per-view (PPV) streaming service, to allow football fans to watch LaLiga matches for £2.99 (UK)/€3.49 (Ireland) per view via the Onefootball app. Plans are being made to roll out the service for…Read moreRead more

Chelsea TV to Go Subscription Free

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Football club TV channel Chelsea TV is to go subscription free from the 1st July 2019. The channel will be available for free on the clubs website www.chelseafc.com, and their app The 5th Stand. As a consequence, the channel will no longer be available on Sky in the UK and Ireland. More information is available…Read moreRead more

UKTV Live Streams are Now Available

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Following UKTV removing its channels from online platform TVplayer, the company has introduced live streams of its Freeview channels to its UKTV Play website. The channels included are: Dave Drama Home Really Yesterday These channels will also be available to live stream on UKTV Play mobile apps in the next few weeks. The UKTV Play…Read moreRead more

Euronews Evolution

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Around 2 years ago NBC News became a share holder of the 24hour cross Europe new channel Euronews. At the time it was revealed that the channel would become EuronewsNBC, but this is yet to happen. There have been changes. An overhaul has led to different language feeds being introduced. There was also an introduction…Read moreRead more

UKTV Splits

BBC Studios and Discovery have announced details of how UKTV will split. BBC Studios will take over Alibi, Dave, Drama, Eden, Gold, Yesterday and W. Discovery will take over Good Food, Home, and Really. BBC Studios will take over the UKTV Play on-demand catch up service. A 10 year deal will see the BBC content…Read moreRead more