List_of_former_TV_channels_in_the_United_Kingdom

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This is a list of former TV channels in the United Kingdom.

EPG numbers are displayed in the columns to the left under the relevant service names.

Analogue[edit]

ATT British Satellite Broadcasting Sky Television/Sky Multichannels Analogue cable Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A N/A N/A Bristol Channel Rediffusion 1975/03/14[1] Bristol only.[2]
N/A N/A N/A Wellingborough Cablevision Wellingborough Traders Television Relay 1975/03/24[3] Wellingborough only.
N/A N/A N/A Sheffield Cablevision British Relay Wireless 1976/01/02[4] Sheffield only.[2]
N/A N/A N/A Greenwich Cablevision Greenwich Cablevision Ltd 1976 Greenwich only.
N/A N/A N/A Swindon Viewpoint EMI and Radio Rentals 1980[5] Swindon only. Closed as staffed operation in 1980, continued volunteer run til present day
N/A N/A N/A Channel 40 Milton Keynes Development Corporation, Post Office Telecommunications 1979 Milton Keynes only. Replaced with Cable Radio Milton Keynes.[6]
N/A N/A N/A Avon TV 1981 Bristol only.[1]
N/A N/A N/A T.E.N. (The Entertainment Network) Rediffusion, Visionhire, Plessey, Rank Organisation 1985/06/02 Replaced with Mirrorvision.[7]
N/A N/A N/A Mirrorvision Mirror Group Newspapers 1986/04/01 Merged with Première.[8]
N/A N/A Music Box Virgin Vision 1987/01/30
N/A N/A N/A Star Channel British Telecommunications plc 1987 Merged with Première[9]
N/A N/A N/A Première Maxwell Communications Corporation, Goldcrest Films, HBO, Showtime 1989/07
N/A N/A The Arts Channel Sky Television plc 1989
N/A N/A N/A Now BSkyB 1990/12/01 Replaced with Sky News.
N/A N/A N/A Galaxy BSkyB 1990/12/02 Transponder space handed to Sky One
N/A N/A N/A The Power Station BSkyB 1991/04/08 Transponder space handed to Sky Movies.
N/A N/A N/A The Comedy Channel BSkyB 1992/09/30 Replaced with Sky Movies Gold.
N/A N/A N/A Sky Arts BSkyB 1992/12/31
N/A N/A Screensport W H Smith & ESPN 1993/03/01 Merged with Eurosport.
N/A N/A Lifestyle W H Smith 1993
N/A N/A Lifestyle Satellite Jukebox W H Smith 1993
N/A N/A N/A Wire TV Mirror Television 1995 Replaced by L!VE TV.
N/A N/A N/A The Identity Channel BET Networks (Viacom) 1996 Financial difficulties.[10]
N/A N/A N/A TV Asia Dolphin Group 1997/01/01 Sold to Zee Entertainment Enterprises. Replaced with Zee TV.
N/A N/A N/A SelecTV SelecTV plc 1997/02 Sold to Carlton Communications. Replaced with Carlton Select.[11]
N/A N/A N/A Granada Talk TV Granada Sky Broadcasting (GSB) 1997/08/31
N/A N/A N/A Sky 2 BSkyB 1997/08/31 Closed due to poor viewing figures.
N/A N/A N/A West Herts TV Telecential 1997 Hemel Hempstead only.
N/A N/A N/A CMT Europe Gaylord Entertainment Company 1998/03/31 [12]
N/A N/A The Children's Channel United Artists Programming Ltd 1998/04/03
N/A N/A The Weather Channel IWP 1998/04 [13]
N/A N/A N/A Sky Scottish BSkyB, SMG plc 1998/05/31
N/A N/A N/A Channel One Associated Newspapers 1998/09/02 London only.[14]
N/A N/A N/A Channel One West Associated Newspapers 1998/09/21 Bristol only.[1]
N/A N/A NBC Europe General Electric 1998
N/A N/A N/A Sky Soap BSkyB 1999/04/30
N/A N/A N/A Swindon Cable NTL 2000/06/01 Swindon only.
N/A N/A TNT Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2000/07/01 Replaced with Turner Classic Movies.
UHF 48 N/A N/A N/A Lanarkshire TV Thistle Technology Group Ltd 2001 Lanarkshire only.
UHF 66 N/A N/A N/A TV Local Bristol Local Broadcasting Group (Einstein Channel plc) 2002/10 Bristol only. Financial difficulties.[1]
N/A N/A N/A 3sat ZDF, ORF, SRG SSR idée suisse, ARD 2002
UHF 49 N/A N/A N/A Channel Six Dundee Channel 6 Broadcasting Ltd 2002 Dundee only. Financial difficulties.[15]
UHF 52 N/A N/A N/A Herts TV Local Broadcasting Group (Einstein Channel plc) 2002 Hertford and Ware only.[16] Financial difficulties.[17]
N/A N/A N/A NTL Cable 7 NTL 2002 [18]
N/A N/A N/A Rai Uno RAI 2002
N/A N/A N/A Rai Due RAI 2002
N/A N/A N/A RTL Television RTL Group 2002
N/A N/A N/A Sat.1 ProSiebenSat.1 Media 2002
N/A N/A N/A Taunton TV TV Local 2002 Taunton and Wellington only.[19]
UHF 54 N/A N/A N/A TV12 TV12 ltd 2002 Isle of Wight only.
UHF 52 N/A N/A N/A Edinburgh Television TV Local 2003 Edinburgh only.
UHF 29 N/A N/A N/A Portsmouth TV MyTV Network Limited 2004/03/19 Portsmouth only.[20] Entered administration.
UHF 29/55 N/A N/A N/A Southampton TV MyTV Network Limited 2004/03/19 Southampton only. Entered administration.
UHF 33 N/A N/A Northants TV Midlands Cable TV 2004 Northampton only.
UHF 48 N/A N/A N/A Thistle TV Thistle Television Ltd 2005/05/17 Signal problems. Lanarkshire only.[21]
N/A N/A N/A L!VE TV Mirror Group Newspapers 1999/10/31 Returned in 2003.
UHF 54 N/A N/A N/A Solent TV Island Volunteers Group 2007/05/24 Isle of Wight only. Nationally available on Sky.[22]
N/A N/A N/A Hellenic TV Hellenic Television Ltd 2008/12/17
UHF 48/21 N/A N/A N/A C9TV U C Business Ltd 2008 Coleraine, Derry and Limavady only.
UHF 47/29/55 N/A N/A N/A Six TV Milestone Group 2009/04 Oxford and Southampton only. Failed to secure a guaranteed digital channel.[23]
UHF 49 N/A N/A N/A Capital TV Capital TV Ltd 2009 Cardiff only.[24]
UHF 54 N/A N/A N/A York@54 EBS New Media 2011 York only.
N/A N/A N/A JSTV NHK Cosmomedia (Europe) Limited 2012/01/31
UHF 62 N/A N/A N/A NVTV Northern Visions Limited 2012/10/23 Belfast only.

Digital[edit]

Year[edit]

2000[edit]

DTT Sky NTL Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
34 N/A N/A N/A Carlton Kids Carlton Communications plc 2000/02/01 Timeshared with Carlton World. Replaced with Discovery Kids.
34 N/A N/A N/A Carlton World Carlton Communications plc 2000/02/01 Timeshared with Carlton Kids. Replaced with Discovery Wings.
35 N/A N/A N/A Carlton Select Carlton Communications plc 2000/03 Closed due to poor viewing figures. Timeshared with Carlton Food Network.
45 N/A N/A N/A Games Channel 2000/06/08 Replaced with ONGames 1
N/A 688 N/A N/A Channel East 2000/07/23
N/A 823 N/A N/A B4U>Direct Digital Broadcasting Company & B4U 2000/08/01 Financial difficulties.
20 N/A N/A N/A ONDigital Information ONDigital 2000 (Summer/Autumn) Replaced with ONView
N/A 698 N/A N/A MBI MBI Minaj Broadcast International 2000/12/06

2001[edit]

DTT Sky NTL Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A 966 N/A N/A BBC Choice Northern Ireland BBC 2001/03/31
N/A 964 N/A N/A BBC Choice Scotland BBC 2001/03/31
N/A 965 N/A N/A BBC Choice Wales BBC 2001/03/31 Replaced with BBC 2W.
N/A N/A N/A 141 SceneOne Flextech 2001/03 Repositioned as a T-commerce hub.[25]
N/A 441 611 MTV Extra MTV Networks Europe 2001/05/01 Replaced with MTV Hits.
47 N/A N/A N/A ONOffer ONdigital 2001 (Spring/Summer)
46 N/A N/A N/A ONGames 2 ONdigital 2001 (Spring/Summer)
45 N/A N/A N/A ONGames 1 ONdigital 2001/07/11 Replaced with Two Way TV
43 522 N/A N/A Simply Money Invest TV 2001/07/11 Replaced with Simply Shopping on Sky.
6 N/A 119 113 S2 SMG plc 2001/07/27 Replaced with ITV2 and ITV Sport Channel. Scotland only.
N/A 799 N/A N/A U>Direct film previews Digital Broadcasting Company 2001/07/31 Went into liquidation.[26]
N/A 800 - 827 N/A N/A U>Direct Digital Broadcasting Company 2001/07/31 Went into liquidation.[26]
N/A 432 N/A N/A U>Direct Sport Digital Broadcasting Company 2001/08/01 Went into liquidation.[26]
N/A N/A 725 N/A Lions TV Premium TV (NTL) 2001/08 Temporary channel for the 2001 British Lions tour to Australia.
N/A 567 N/A N/A .tv BSkyB 2001/09/02 Low audience ratings.
N/A 202 N/A N/A Liberty TV 2001/10/05 Replaced with Life TV
N/A 461 N/A N/A Whereits.at TV David Rose 2001/10/10 Financial difficulties.[27]
35 N/A 297 Taste CFN Carlton Communications plc 2001/11/30 Closed due to poor viewing figures.
46 N/A N/A N/A Two Way TV 2001/12/31
47 211 N/A N/A Wellbeing Granada & Boots Group 2001/12/31

2002[edit]

DTT Sky NTL Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
6 N/A 117 N/A UTV2 UTV Media 2002/01/22 Replaced with ITV2. Northern Ireland only.
N/A 682 N/A N/A Asia 1 TV Reminiscent TV Network 2002/02/04 Financial difficulties.[28][29]
N/A 691 N/A N/A Lashkara TV Reminiscent TV Network 2002/02/04 Financial difficulties.[28][29]
N/A 683 N/A N/A Sonali TV Reminiscent TV Network 2002/02/06 Financial difficulties.[28][30]
N/A 683 N/A N/A UC Lanka UC Lanka Ltd 2002/02/21
N/A 692 N/A N/A Gurjari Reminiscent TV Network 2002/02/22 Financial difficulties.[28][31]
N/A 693 N/A N/A CEE(i)TV Reminiscent TV Network 2002/02/22 Financial difficulties.[28][31]
N/A 694 N/A N/A Anjuman TV Reminiscent TV Network 2002/02/22 Financial difficulties.[28][31]
16 N/A N/A N/A ITV Text + ITV Digital 2002/02
13 553 127 245 BBC Knowledge BBC 2002/03/02 Replaced with BBC Four and CBeebies.
19 633 634 867 Shop! Granada & Littlewoods 2002/04/08
51 N/A N/A N/A ITV Select 1 ITV Digital 2002/04/22 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration
52 N/A N/A N/A ITV Select 2 ITV Digital 2002/04/22 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration
53 N/A N/A N/A ITV Select 3 ITV Digital 2002/04/22 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration
54 N/A N/A N/A ITV Select 4 ITV Digital 2002/04/22 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration
55 N/A N/A N/A ITV Select 5 ITV Digital 2002/04/22 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration
31 136 114 283 Granada Breeze Granada Sky Broadcasting (GSB) 2002/04/30
N/A 178 306 160 Tara Television Raidió Teilifís Éireann & United Pan-Europe Communications 2002/04/30 Wound up by the High Court in April 2002.
98 N/A 111/729 N/A ITV Sport Select ITV Digital 2002/04 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration.
99 N/A N/A N/A ITV Sport Plus ITV Digital 2002/04 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration.
35 N/A N/A N/A ITV Digital Preview ITV Digital 2002/05/01 Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting.
47 N/A N/A N/A ITV Select Previews ITV Digital 2002/05/01 Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting.
50 N/A N/A N/A ITV Select Information ITV Digital 2002/05/01 Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting.
88 N/A N/A N/A ITV Digital Information ITV Digital 2002/05/01 Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting.
20 N/A 727 N/A ITV Sport Channel ITV Digital 2002/05/12 Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting.
N/A 673 N/A N/A Inspiration Network 2002/06/01 Financial difficulties.[32]
N/A 878 N/A N/A ITN Radio ITN 2002/06/01 Financial difficulties.[33]
N/A N/A N/A Bright Blue Energis 2002/06/15 [34]
N/A 516 N/A N/A The Money Channel Adam Faith and Paul Killik 2002/06 Financial difficulties.
N/A 576 N/A N/A Einstein.tv Einstein Channel plc 2002/07/24 Financial difficulties.[35]
N/A 910 N/A N/A TeamTalk 252 TEAMtalk Media Group plc 2002/07/31 Financial difficulties.[36]
N/A 464 N/A N/A Digital Classics TV 2002/08/08 Financial difficulties.[37]
N/A 455 N/A N/A Vibe TV 2002/09/02 [38]
N/A 217 100 151 Play UK UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Flextech) 2002/09/30 Replaced with UKTV History on 30 October 2002.[39]
N/A 649 N/A N/A Home Shopping Europe 2002/10/01 Financial difficulties.
N/A 816 N/A N/A Sirasa TV Maharajah Television 2002/10/28
N/A 657 N/A N/A Shop Aid TV 2002/10/31
N/A N/A N/A 625 Channel One Channel One Liverpool Ltd (DMGT) 2003 Liverpool only. Financial difficulties.[40]
N/A 434 N/A N/A F1 Digital+ Formula One Management 2002/12 Financial difficulties.
N/A N/A N/A 801 Asianet Asianet Communications Limited 2002
N/A N/A 608 N/A BET on Jazz BET Networks (Viacom) 2002 Carriage agreement not renewed.
56 N/A N/A N/A For Adults Only 1 ITV Digital 2002
57 N/A N/A N/A For Adults Only 2 ITV Digital 2002

2003[edit]

DTT Sky NTL Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A N/A 118 N/A The Studio NTL and Vivendi Universal 2003/01/01 Financial difficulties and failed contract negotiations for carriage on Sky and Telewest.[41]
N/A 410 N/A N/A The Racing Channel The Racing Network International 2003/02/03
N/A 193 803 N/A Channel Health 2003/02/05 Financial difficulties.[42][43]
7 115 126 111 BBC Choice BBC 2003/02/09 Replaced with BBC Three.
35 N/A 35 N/A Carlton Select Carlton Communications plc 2003/03 Closed due to poor viewing figures and the closure of ITV Digital. Timeshared with Carlton Food Network until 2000.
N/A 253 N/A N/A Travel Channel 2 Travel Channel International Ltd. 2003/03/02 Sky EPG slot bought by Style Network.
N/A 889 N/A N/A The Scene 2003/03/09 [44]
N/A 665 N/A N/A Chart Shop TV CSC Media Group 2003/03/12 Replaced with Video Vault.[45]
N/A 644 N/A N/A Shop USA 2003/03/18
N/A 952 N/A N/A CPD / Dental TV 2003/03/25 [46]
28 N/A 309 425 Carlton Cinema Carlton Communications plc 2003/03/31 Ceased broadcasting due failed contract negotiations for carriage on Sky.[47]
N/A 906 N/A N/A Rampage Radio First 2003/03 [46]
N/A 645 N/A N/A Simply Music Simply Media 2003/04/14 Poor viewing figures. Replaced with Simply Shop+.
N/A 579 N/A N/A Simply Nature Simply Media 2003/04/14 Poor viewing figures.
N/A 581 N/A N/A Simply Einstein Simply Media 2003/04/14 Poor viewing figures.
N/A 905 N/A N/A Relax with a Book 2003/04 [48]
N/A 262 N/A N/A Simply Nostalgia Simply Media 2003/05/01 Financial difficulties.[49]
N/A 645 N/A N/A Simply Shop+ Simply Media 2003/05/01 Financial difficulties.[49]
N/A 826 N/A N/A Simply Asian Simply Media 2003/05/01 Financial difficulties.[49]
N/A 326 715 N/A FilmFour Extreme Channel Four Television Corporation 2003/05/05 Timeshared with FilmFour World. Replaced with FilmFour Weekly.[50]
N/A 325 716 N/A FilmFour World Channel Four Television Corporation 2003/05/05 Timeshared with FilmFour Extreme. Replaced with FilmFour Weekly.[50]
N/A 952 N/A N/A Automotive Channel 2003/05
N/A 414 N/A N/A Red Button Races 2003/06/18 Financial difficulties.
N/A 461 N/A N/A P-Rock 2003/06/24 Financial difficulties.
N/A 882 N/A N/A ART Europe Arab Radio and Television Network 2003/06/25 Replaced with MBC.
N/A 619 Toons and Tunes CSC Media Group 2003/06/26 Replaced with Pop.
N/A 305 708 405 Sky Movies Premier Widescreen BSkyB 2003/06/03 Ceased broadcasting due to widescreen content being broadcast on all other Sky Movies channels.
N/A 913 N/A N/A Apna Radio 2003/07/24 Financial difficulties.[51]
52 N/A N/A N/A NTL Interactive NTL 2003 (Summer) MHEG electronic programme guide, with listings for ITV Digital channels.
22 N/A N/A N/A CBM CBM Media 2003/08/06 Channel never launched due to CBM failing to meet the contract launch conditions.[52][53]
N/A 814 N/A N/A Ekushey TV Ekushey Television (Pvt) Ltd. 2003/09/01 Licencing problems in Bangladesh.[54]
N/A 247 N/A N/A MBE (Major Black Entertainment) 2003/09/03
N/A 244 903 732 CNX Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2003/09/08 Replaced with Toonami.
N/A 774 N/A N/A Erotika 4 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern & Shell) 2003/10/16
N/A 775 N/A N/A Erotika 5 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern & Shell) 2003/10/16
N/A 776 N/A N/A Erotika 6 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern & Shell) 2003/10/16
N/A 689 N/A N/A TX1 2003/10/30 [55]
50 N/A N/A N/A FourText Intelfax 2003/12/16 Replaced with Teletext on 4.[56]
N/A 691 N/A N/A Mobile Crazy TV 2003/12/24 Financial difficulties.[57]

2004[edit]

DTT Sky NTL Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A 772 N/A N/A Erotika 2 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern & Shell) 2004/02/02
N/A 773 N/A N/A Erotika 3 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern & Shell) 2004/02/02
N/A 771 N/A N/A Erotika 1 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern & Shell) 2004/03/01
N/A 564 137 225 UK Horizons UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Flextech) 2004/03/08 Replaced with UKTV Documentary and UKTV People.[58]
N/A 565 N/A 226 UK Horizons +1 UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Flextech) 2004/03/08 [58]
17 631 115 870 TV Travel Shop TV Travel Shop 2004/04/16 DTT allocation bought by Top Up TV. Sky EPG slot bought by iBuy.
N/A 632 633 N/A TV Travel Shop 2 TV Travel Shop 2004/04/16 Sky EPG slot bought by iBuy2.
N/A 669 N/A N/A Going Places TV My Travel plc 2004/05/06 Financial difficulties.[59]
N/A N/A N/A 933 Century Radio Capital Radio Group 2004/06/29 Removed in favour of national carriage of Century Digital. Gateshead regional headend only.
N/A 620 N/A N/A Pop Plus CSC Media Group 2004/07/27 Replaced with Tiny Pop.
N/A 878 N/A N/A Student Broadcast Network Campus Media 2004/09/23 Financial difficulties.[60]
N/A 844 N/A N/A Bollywood Films Red Hot Films 2004/09/23 Low subscriber numbers.[61]
N/A 820 N/A N/A ART Movies Arab Radio and Television Network 2004/10/01 Low subscriber numbers.[62]
N/A 821 N/A N/A ART Music Arab Radio and Television Network 2004/10/01 Low subscriber numbers.[62]
N/A 822 N/A N/A MBC Arab Radio and Television Network 2004/10/01 Low subscriber numbers.[62]
N/A 823 N/A N/A LBC Arab Radio and Television Network 2004/10/01 Low subscriber numbers.[62]
N/A 425 N/A N/A iSports TV Digital Interactive Television Group 2004/10/06 Sky EPG slot bought by Channel 425.
N/A 663 N/A N/A Factory Outlet Eagle Road Studios Limited 2004/10/08 Replaced with Gems TV.
N/A 637 N/A N/A Shop America 2004/10/20 Sky EPG slot bought by Express Shopping Channel.[63]
N/A 118 101 128 Plus Granada Sky Broadcasting 2004/11/01 Closed down by ITV plc and GSB as part of a deal to carry ITV3 on Sky. Replaced with ITV3.
N/A 660 924 N/A Auction World.tv Auctionworld Ltd 2004/11/19 License revoked by Ofcom.[64]
N/A 649 N/A N/A Chase-it.tv Auctionworld Ltd 2004/11/19 License revoked by Ofcom.[65]
N/A 238 N/A N/A Bonanza 2004/12/06 Replaced with Majestic TV.
N/A 656 N/A N/A Shop Smart Shop Smart Television Ltd 2004/12/11 License revoked by Ofcom.[66]

2005[edit]

DTT Sky NTL Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A 413 811 525 Eurosport News TF1 Group 2005/01/10 Replaced with Eurosport 2.
N/A 837 N/A N/A NSAT 2005/02/04 [67]
N/A 211 N/A N/A ACTV 2005/02/14 [68]
36 N/A N/A N/A Top Up TV Sampler Top Up TV 2005/02 Replaced with Xtraview.
N/A 428 N/A N/A TWC Re:Loaded The Wrestling Channel Ltd. 2005/03/21 Bought by CSC Media Group. Replaced with Movies 333.[69]
56 N/A N/A N/A Teletext TV Guide Teletext Ltd. 2005/03/23 Replaced with Teletext Cars
N/A 670 N/A N/A Authentic TV 2005/04/03
N/A 663 N/A N/A Snatch It! Eagle Road Studios Limited 2005/05/12 Replaced with Gems TV 2.
N/A 793 N/A N/A SAB TV Sri Adhikari Brothers Television Network Limited 2005/05 Purchased by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sky EPG slot given to MATV National.[70]
N/A 686 N/A N/A txt me 2005/07/01 Replaced with The Soundtrack Channel.
N/A N/A 770 N/A Boro TV NTL 2005/07 Teesside only.
N/A N/A 771 N/A Boro TV Extra NTL 2005/07 Teesside only.
36 N/A N/A N/A Xtraview Top Up TV 2005/08/31 Space revoked by Channel 4 to launch More 4.
N/A 696 N/A N/A Exchange & Mart TV 2005/08/08 [71]
N/A 180 N/A N/A You TV 3 Trustar Global Media 2005/09/06 Returned on 4 October 2005 as You TV 2 Extra.
N/A 898 N/A N/A Big Blue Radio Chelsea F.C. 2005/09/14
N/A 259 N/A N/A Unlimited TV 2005/09/30 Replaced with The Audi Channel.
N/A 823 N/A N/A LBC Europe Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation 2005/10/01 Low subscriber numbers.
N/A 247 N/A N/A Classics TV 2005/10/10 Replaced with Dove Vision.
81 525 617 617 ITV News Channel ITV plc 2005/12/23 Replaced with ITV4 and CITV.

2006[edit]

DTT Sky NTL:Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A 647 N/A TelSell Tel Sell BV 2006/01/09 Sky EPG slot bought by Pitch TV Plus.
N/A 860 881/925 The Storm GCap Media 2006/01/23 Replaced with Chill.[72]
N/A 336 N/A Matinee Movies sit-up Ltd 2006/01/31 Bought by Dolphin Broadcast Services Ltd. Replaced with Movies4Men.
N/A 339 N/A Bad Movies sit-up Ltd 2006/01/31 Bought by Dolphin Broadcast Services Ltd. Replaced with ACTIONMAX.
N/A 172 N/A Game Network Cellcast Group 2006/02/20 Replaced with Babestation.
N/A 871 882 The Mix GCap Media 2006/02/20 Replaced with Fun Radio. Ex-NTL only.
N/A 214 N/A L!VE TV Mirror Group Newspapers 2006/02/28 Replaced with Babeworld.
N/A 364 345 The Amp CSC Media Group 2006/03/01 Replaced with Bliss
N/A 602 614 Cartoon Network +1 Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2006/03/06 Replaced with original version of Cartoon Network Too on 24 April 2006 and then Cartoonito on 24 May 2007. Was relaunched on April 1st 2014 replacing Cartoon Network Too.
N/A 277 N/A London TV Visit London 2006/03/14 Replaced with Celebrity Shopping.
N/A 613 698/726 Toon Disney Disney-ABC Television Group 2006/03/16 Replaced with Disney Cinemagic
N/A 541 N/A UKTV People +1 UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Flextech) 2006/04/18 Replaced with UKTV Drama +1 on 2 May 2006.
N/A 0167 N/A Jazz FM GMG Radio 2006/05/06 [73]
N/A 0163 N/A Apple FM 2006/05/25 [74]
N/A 0132 871 PrimeTime Radio Roger De Haan 2006/06/02 Ex-NTL only.[75]
N/A 852 N/A Quiz TV Quiz TV Limited 2006/06/23
106 N/A N/A YooPlay Games YooMedia 2006/07/18 Replaced with Virgin Radio.
N/A 325 715 FilmFour Weekly Channel Four Television Corporation 2006/07/19 Ceased broadcasting when the subscription service ended. Ex-NTL only.[76]
N/A 672 N/A GDTV One TV plc 2006/07 Financial difficulties.[77]
N/A 667 N/A One TV One TV plc 2006/07 Financial difficulties.[77] License revoked by Ofcom.[78]
N/A 346 172/315 VH2 MTV Networks Europe 2006/08/01 Replaced with MTV Flux.
N/A 674 N/A Treasures.tv Treasures TV Limited 2006/08/17
N/A 202 141 Trouble Reload Flextech 2006/09/09 Replaced with Trouble +1.
N/A 841 N/A Avago YooMedia 2006/10/04 Replaced with Gala TV.
N/A 339 N/A ACTIONMAX Dolphin Broadcast Services Ltd 2006/10/09 Replaced with Movies4Men 2.
N/A 0204 N/A Virgin Radio Party Classics SMG plc 2006/10 [79]
N/A 786 N/A Vectone Urdu Vectone Media Limited 2006/11/10 [80]
N/A 794 N/A Vectone One Vectone Media Limited 2006/11/10 [80]
N/A 796 N/A Vectone Tamil Vectone Media Limited 2006/11/10 [80]
N/A 800 N/A Vectone Bangla Vectone Media Limited 2006/11/10 [80]
N/A 803 N/A Vectone Punjab Vectone Media Limited 2006/11/10 [80]
N/A 811 N/A Vectone Sinhla Vectone Media Limited 2006/11/10 [80]
N/A 812 N/A Vectone Two Vectone Media Limited 2006/11/10 [80]
N/A 512 820 South Asia World Asia TV Ltd 2006/11/11 Ex-Telewest only.[81]
N/A 821 N/A Vectone 2U Vectone Media Limited 2006/11/24
504 N/A N/A Channel 4 HD Channel Four Television Corporation 2006/11/30 Crystal Palace only.
505 N/A N/A Five HD Channel 5 Broadcasting (RTL Group) 2006/11/30 Crystal Palace only.
503 N/A 118 ITV HD ITV plc 2006/11/30 Crystal Palace and ex-Telewest only.
N/A 0113 961 Century Digital GMG Radio 2006/12/14 Station sold to GMG Radio, EPG slots retained by GCap Media and given to theJazz.[82]

2007[edit]

DTT Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A 854 N/A Channel 854 William Hill plc & YooMedia 2007/01/03
N/A 916 N/A Look4Love Television Concepts Limited 2007/01 License revoked by Ofcom.[83]
N/A 918 N/A Look 4 Love 2 Television Concepts Limited 2007/01 Went into liquidation. License revoked by Ofcom.[84]
N/A 638 N/A Price Busters TV MK Promotions 2007/02/22
N/A 681 N/A Price Busters TV 2 MK Promotions 2007/02/22
N/A 524 221 Discovery Wings Discovery Networks UK 2007/02/28 Replaced with Discovery Turbo.
N/A 615 721 Discovery Kids Discovery Networks UK 2007/02/28 Replaced with Discovery Turbo.
N/A 528 228/231 Adventure One NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox International Channels) 2007/03/01 Replaced with National Geographic Wild.
43 N/A N/A Top Up TV Promo Top Up TV 2007/03/01 Replaced with Setanta Sports 1.
N/A 659 N/A EeZee tv eeZee tv Limited 2007/03/03 Replaced with JML Direct TV
107 N/A N/A Top Up TV Active Top Up TV 2007/03/05
31 856 N/A ITV Play ITV plc 2007/03/13 Ceased broadcasting due to phone-in fraud scandal.[85]
N/A 193 N/A Rapture TV Rapture Television plc 2007/03/19 Ceased broadcasting on Sky following EPG fees dispute.[86]
724 N/A N/A 3C EMAP 2007/03/24
102 N/A N/A Teletext Cars Teletext Ltd. 2007/04/02
N/A 330 N/A More 24 NBC Universal Global Networks 2007/04/02 Replaced with Movies 24 +.
N/A 929 N/A Red Hot Climax RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2007/04/03
N/A 931 N/A Red Hot Reality RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2007/04/03
N/A 849 N/A The Daily Quiz! Big Game TV 2007/04/25
N/A 840 N/A The Great Big British Quiz Play To Win TV 2007/05/04
N/A 483 N/A PremPlus HD BSkyB 2007/05/06 Match rights transferred to Setanta Sports and ceased broadcasting. Replaced with Sky Sports HDX.
N/A 602 732 Toonami Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2007/05/24 Replaced with new version of Cartoon Network Too along with launch of Cartoonito.
N/A 219 N/A Solent TV Island Volunteers Group 2007/05/24 [22]
N/A 483 N/A Sky Sports HDX BSkyB 2007/05/26 Temporary channel.
N/A 631 N/A IBuy IAC/HSN 2007/05/28 Replaced with JML Direct TV.
N/A 632 N/A IBuy 2 IAC/HSN 2007/05/28 Replaced with Shop Now TV.
N/A 217 N/A Quiznation Optimistic Entertainment 2007/05/31
N/A 0112 923 Core Radio GCap Media 2007/07/03
N/A 0174 925 Chill GCap Media 2007/07/03 [87] Returned on 3 November 2008.
N/A 0175 960 Capital Disney GCap Media 2007/07/29
N/A 0109 919 Classic Gold GCap Media 2007/08/03 Replaced by Gold after merger with Capital Gold.
N/A 0123 859 Capital Gold GCap Media 2007/08/03 Replaced by Gold after merger with Classic Gold.
N/A N/A 890 Info Zone Virgin Media 2007/08/14 Replaced with PIN Protection Help. Ex-Telewest only.
N/A 135 N/A Life TV Life TV Media 2007/08/20 Ceased broadcasting for Channel 4 +1.
N/A 136 N/A Life 24 Life TV Media 2007/08/20 Ceased broadcasting for Channel 4 +1.
N/A 137 N/A Life Showcase TV Life TV Media 2007/08/20 Ceased broadcasting for Channel 4 +1.
N/A 194 N/A BEN 2 Greener Technology Limited 2007/08/28
N/A 480 501 PremPlus BSkyB 2007/09/11 Match rights transferred to Setanta Sports and ceased broadcasting.
N/A N/A 502 PremPlus 2 BSkyB 2007/09/11 Match rights transferred to Setanta Sports and ceased broadcasting. Ex-NTL only.
15 170 161 ABC1 Disney-ABC Television Group 2007/09/26 Replaced with Playhouse Disney + on 30 October 2007 on Sky.
20 153 122 Ftn Virgin Media Television 2007/10/01 Channel was relaunched and revamped as Virgin 1 on 1 October 2007.
N/A 154 123 Ftn +1 Virgin Media Television 2007/10/01 Channel was relaunched and revamped as Virgin 1 +1 on 1 October 2007.
729 0208 N/A Radio Music Shop Somethin' Else 2007/10/05
19 269 263 UKTV Bright Ideas UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Virgin Media) 2007/10/14 Timeshared with Dave +1 and now Dave +1 uses UKTV Bright Ideas hours.
N/A 522 217 Discovery Civilisation Discovery Networks UK 2007/11/01 Replaced with Discovery Knowledge.[88]
N/A 377 N/A MinX CSC Media Group 2007/11/22 Replaced with NME TV.
N/A 924 N/A Red Hot Wives RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2007/11/22 Replaced with Red Hot Girl Girl on Sky.
N/A N/A 120 Virgin Central 2 Virgin Media Television 2007/12/11 Replaced with VTV Music On Demand.
N/A 359 350 Classic FM TV GCap Media 2007/12/11 Replaced with OMusic TV on Sky.
N/A 180 N/A Red TV TV Legal Limited 2007/12/17 Replaced with Brit Hits.
N/A 192 N/A MKTV Jawad Siddiqui 2007/12/21 Financial difficulties.
N/A 652 N/A Vector 24/7 Vector Direct 2007/12/27 Replaced with JML Choice.
N/A 656 N/A Shop Vector + Vector Direct 2007/12/27 Replaced with JML Innovation.
N/A 423 N/A The Golf Channel JJB Sports 2007/12/31 Sky EPG slot bought by Setanta.
N/A 677 N/A Deal TV Deal TV Ltd 2007 [89]

2008[edit]

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A N/A N/A 832 Leonardo Sitcom Group 2008/01/07 Ex-Telewest only.
N/A N/A 204 N/A OBE TV +1 OBE TV Ltd 2008/01/08 OBE TV's Sky EPG slot bought by DMAX, OBE TV moved to 204.
N/A N/A 855 N/A Quiz Call Ostrich Media (owned by iTouch) 2008/01/08 Ceased broadcasting before moving to Channel 5.
717 N/A 0127 N/A Oneword Radio UBC Media 2008/01/11 Financial problems.
N/A N/A 663 N/A Vinappris Vinappris Limited 2008/01/11
N/A N/A 832 N/A DD News Doordarshan 2008/01/22 Sky EPG slot bought by 9X.[90][91] Distributor entered liquidation.[92]
N/A N/A 346 325 MTV Flux MTV Networks Europe 2008/02/01 Replaced with MTV ONE +1.
N/A N/A 632 N/A JML Direct 2 JML Direct Limited 2008/02/07 Replaced with JML Lifestyle.
N/A N/A 657 N/A JML Extra JML Direct Limited 2008/02/07 Replaced with JML Solutions.
N/A N/A 357 N/A B4 CSC Media Group 2008/03/26 Replaced with Flava.
N/A N/A 0202 953 Virgin Radio Groove SMG plc 2008/04/17
N/A N/A 549 N/A Discovery Channel +1.5 Discovery Networks UK 2008/04/21 Replaced with Discovery Science +1.
N/A N/A N/A 482 Red Hot Asians RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2008/04/22
N/A N/A 205 N/A FX +1 Fox International Channels (News Corporation) 2008/04/28 Replaced with FX HD.
N/A N/A 819 N/A Sahara Filmy Sahara One Media and Entertainment Limited 2008/04/24 Sky EPG slot bought by SAB TV.[93]
N/A N/A 627 N/A POP +1 CSC Media Group 2008/05/19 Replaced with Kix!.
N/A N/A 367 N/A Flaunt +1 CSC Media Group 2008/06/04 Replaced with Pop Girl +1.
N/A N/A 800 N/A RoA Ravensbourne 2008/06/11 Temporary channel for Rave On Air 2008. Chislehurst only.[94]
N/A N/A 363 N/A Bliss +1 CSC Media Group 2008/06/11 Capacity used for AnimeCentral/Showcase TV.
N/A N/A 186 N/A Life One Life TV Media 2008/06/16 Suddenly went off air. Replaced with Life.
N/A N/A 654 & 678 758 Price Crash Price Crash TV Ltd 2008/06/17 Entered administration.[95]
N/A N/A 833 N/A DD India Doordarshan 2008/06/18 Sky EPG slot bought by 9XM.[96] Distributor entered liquidation.[92]
N/A N/A 270 N/A Performance Channel Eicom plc 2008/07/01
N/A N/A 821 N/A Channel Punjab Channel Punjab UK Ltd. 2008/07/09 Entered liquidation.[92][97]
18 N/A 360 330 The Hits Box Television (Bauer Group/Channel Four Television Corporation) 2008/08/15 Replaced with 4Music.
N/A N/A 199 N/A AnimeCentral CSC Media Group 2008/08/27 Replaced with Showcase TV.
N/A N/A 946 N/A Red Hot Raw RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2008/08/28
N/A N/A 947 N/A Red Hot Viewers RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2008/08/28
N/A N/A 667 N/A JML Solutions JML Direct Limited 2008/09/06 Replaced with JML CookShop.
N/A N/A 887 N/A Applause Canis Media 2008/09/08 Replaced with Nigeria Movies.
N/A N/A 260 N/A Performance Mainstreet Eicom plc 2008/09/10 Replaced with Rock on TV.
N/A N/A 888 N/A Awareness TV Canis Media 2008/09/15 Replaced with Ocean Finance.
N/A N/A 258 N/A UKTV Style 2 UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Virgin Media) 2008/09/15 Replaced with Watch.
N/A N/A 666 N/A JML Innovation JML Direct Limited 2008/09/23 Replaced with JML BeautyShop.
N/A N/A 911 N/A Playboy One Playboy Enterprises 2008/10/01 Replaced with Paul Raymond TV.
N/A N/A 257 N/A Sky Arts +1 BSkyB 2008/10/20 Replaced with Sky Arts 2.
N/A N/A 0113 961 TheJazz Global Radio 2008/11/03 Replaced with Chill.
N/A N/A 204 N/A Pulse +1 Portland Interactive Ltd 2008/11/09 Replaced with HiTV.
N/A N/A 681 N/A World Wide Shop Enterr10 Media UK Limited 2008/11/19 [98]
N/A N/A 375 N/A Scuzz +1 CSC Media Group 2008/11/21 Sky EPG slot bought by NHK World TV.
N/A N/A 207 N/A Pulse +30 mins Portland Interactive Ltd 2008/11/24 Sky EPG slot bought by OBE TV.
N/A N/A 272 N/A The Baby Channel Simply Media 2008/11/24 Replaced with Simply Movies.
N/A N/A 547 N/A The Business Channel LITV Limited 2008/11/20 Went bankrupt.
721 N/A 0182 N/A Mojo Radio Bauer Radio 2008/11/30
104 N/A N/A N/A Teletext on 4 Teletext Ltd. 2008/11/ Replaced with 1-2-1 Dating.
N/A 251 427 N/A The Fight Network TFN Global Inc 2008/12/01
N/A N/A 456 N/A SportsXchange SportsXchange plc 2008/12/17 Financial difficulties.
N/A N/A 882 N/A Sky Venue BSkyB 2008 Commercial and licensed premises only.

2009[edit]

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A N/A 0141 N/A Raaj Radio Subrung Broadcasting Ltd. 2009/01/07 [99]
42 N/A 196 N/A Nuts tv Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2009/01/15 Replaced with CNN International on Freeview[100]
N/A N/A 210 N/A Nuts tv +1 Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2009/01/15 [100]
N/A N/A 279 N/A Discovery Travel & Living +1 Discovery Networks UK 2009/01/20 Replaced with Investigation Discovery.
N/A 411 274 N/A Overseas Property TV MRI Media Ltd. 2009/01/27
N/A N/A 264 N/A Wine TV Wine Network Inc. 2009/01/21 Technical problem.
N/A N/A 0195 N/A Radio Tatris International Radio Tatras Int Ltd 2009/01/25
N/A N/A 653 N/A TV Warehouse JML Direct Limited 2009/02/02 Replaced with JML Home & DIY. Returned on 11 September 2013.
N/A N/A 661 N/A TV Warehouse 2 JML Direct Limited 2009/02/02 Replaced with Shop Now TV.
N/A N/A 173 160 Trouble +1 Virgin Media Television 2009/02/05 Replaced with Living2 +1.[101]
N/A N/A 964 N/A Pulse Portland Interactive Ltd 2009/02/10 Replaced with Dirty Talk.
N/A 503 379 N/A Bubble Hits Creative Sounds Limited 2009/02/13 Financial difficulties.[102]
N/A N/A 379 N/A Bubble Hits Ireland Creative Sounds Limited 2009/02/13 Financial difficulties.[102]
N/A N/A 260 N/A Rock On TV Eicom plc 2009/02/16
N/A N/A 0213 N/A PRL 24 PRL 24 Ltd 2009/03/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Asian Star Radio.[103]
N/A N/A 253 N/A Travel Channel 2 Travel Channel International Ltd. 2009/03/02 Sky EPG slot bought by The Style Network.
N/A N/A 666 N/A JML BeautyShop JML Direct Limited 2009/03/02 Replaced with JML Lifestyle
N/A N/A 340 N/A G2 Family G2 Family Limited 2009/03/04
N/A N/A 242 274 Discovery Real Time Extra Discovery Networks UK 2009/03/20 Replaced with Discovery Shed.
N/A N/A 448 N/A Arsenal Replay Arsenal F.C./Setanta Sports/Input Media 2009/03/27
N/A N/A 262 N/A Real Estate TV Fox International Channels (News Corporation) 2009/04/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Chello Zone.[104]
N/A N/A 263 N/A Real Estate TV +1 Fox International Channels (News Corporation) 2008/04/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Chello Zone.[104]
N/A N/A 172 159 Trouble Virgin Media Television 2009/04/01 Replaced with Living +2.[105]
N/A N/A 213 N/A Young@Heart PrimeTime TV Ltd 2009/04/01 Replaced with Elite TV.
N/A N/A 0213 N/A Asian Star Radio TV Legal Limited 2009/04/03 [106]
N/A N/A 840 N/A Brit Hits TV Legal Limited 2009/04/13 Replaced with Sikh Channel.[107]
N/A N/A 454 N/A AH TV Arsenal F.C./Setanta Sports/Input Media 2009/04/28
N/A N/A N/A 980 PPV Event Virgin Media 2009/04/28 Unavailable in some ex-NTL areas.
N/A N/A 838 N/A Jaagran Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2009/04/30 Sky EPG slot bought by Punjjabi TV.
N/A N/A 811 N/A Zee Gujarati Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2009/05/01 [108]
N/A N/A 0145 N/A Club Asia Club Asia (London) Ltd. 2009/05/08 Poor viewing figures.[109]
49 N/A N/A N/A Netplay TV Netplay TV Broadcasting Limited 2009/05/13 Replaced with Rocks & Co. on Freeview
N/A N/A 674 N/A JJB Sports TV Sports Shop Ltd. 2009/05/15
N/A N/A 248 267 UKTV Gardens UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Virgin Media) 2009/05/19 Replaced with Really.[110]
N/A N/A 920 481 Red Hot Just 18 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2009/05/21 Replaced with Viewers Wives.
N/A N/A 0215 N/A Zee Radio Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2009/06/01 Removed by Zee.[111]
N/A 308 341 N/A Simply Movies Simply Media Ltd 2009/06/15 Focusing on programme production and distribution.[112]
N/A N/A 0161 921 The Arrow Global Radio 2009/06/22
N/A N/A 962 N/A Bedroom TV Telecoms TV 2009/06/22
N/A N/A 418 518 Setanta Sports News Virgin Media Television & Setanta Sports 2009/06/23 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration.[113]
N/A N/A 424 539 Setanta Sports 2 Setanta Sports 2009/06/23 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration.[113]
N/A N/A 429 543 Setanta Golf Setanta Sports 2009/06/23 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration. Sky EPG slot bought by ESPN.[113]
N/A N/A 436 540 Celtic TV Setanta Sports 2009/06/23 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration.[114]
N/A N/A 438 541 Rangers TV Setanta Sports 2009/06/23 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration.[115]
N/A N/A 437 N/A Setanta Commercial Setanta Sports 2009/06/23 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration.[113]
N/A N/A 957 N/A Live XXX Ghana Development Foundation 2009/06/26 Ceased broadcasting.
N/A 401 267 N/A Wedding TV +1 Wedding TV Limited 2009/07/01 Replaced with Wedding TV Asia.[116]
N/A 142 N/A N/A BET HD Viacom 2009/07/04 Temporary channel for the BET Awards 2009.[117]
N/A N/A 684 N/A Tron Direct 2 Tron Direct Limited 2009/07/08 Ceased broadcasting.
N/A N/A 960 N/A Chat Back Go Ape TV Limited 2009/07/09 Ceased broadcasting. Sky EPG slot given to Live 960.
N/A N/A 281 N/A Monte Carlo TV Digital Television Production Company Limited 2009/07/28 Sky EPG slot bought by LA Muscle TV.
N/A N/A 330 N/A AIT Movistar Africa Independent Television 2009/07/28 Ceased broadcasting.
N/A N/A 630 N/A Nicktoonsters Nickelodeon UK (MTV Networks Europe/BSkyB) 2009/07/31 Replaced with Nicktoons Replay.[118]
N/A N/A 836 N/A KBC Kashmir Broadcasting Corporation Limited 2009/07/31 Sky EPG slot bought by Ahlebait TV.[119][120]
N/A 451 884 N/A Audi Channel Volkswagen Group 2009/08/01 Ceased broadcasting.
N/A N/A 188 N/A Showcase TV CSC Media Group 2009/08/03 Replaced with True Entertainment.
N/A N/A 794 N/A DW-TV Europe ARD 2009/08/03 Carriage agreement expired. Remains FTA on other satellites.
N/A N/A 435 542 Arsenal TV Arsenal F.C./Input Media/Setanta Sports 2009/08/07 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration.[121]
N/A 662 828 N/A 9X INX Network 2009/08/11 Merged with 9XM. Sky EPG slot bought by Ummah Channel.[122]
32 N/A N/A N/A SmileTV Cellcast Group 2009/08/20
N/A N/A 433 N/A Racing World Racing Post 2009/08/24 Ceased broadcasting.
N/A N/A 662 N/A JML Choice JML Direct Limited 2009/09/04 Replaced with JML Active
N/A N/A 186 N/A Life All Entertainment Limited 2009/09/15 Ceased broadcasting.
N/A N/A 331 N/A World Movies TV Rapid Eye Motion Ltd. 2009/09/17 Ceased broadcasting.
N/A N/A 961 N/A Just4Us Just4Us TV Limited 2009/09/22 Ceased broadcasting. Sky EPG slot bought by Climax3 - 3.
N/A N/A 167 N/A Information TV 2 Information TV 2009/10/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Quest. Returned on 8 February 2010 as Showcase.
N/A N/A 935 N/A Skincity TVX Europe Limited 2009/10/01 Sky EPG slot given to PrimeTime PPV.
N/A N/A 795 N/A TVE Internacional Televisión Española 2009/10/02 [123]
N/A N/A 879 N/A Cupid TV Tanla Solutions Ltd 2009/10/05
N/A N/A 838 N/A Punjjabi TV World Media Connect 2009/10/09 Ceased broadcasting due to a technical problem. Sky EPG slot bought by Madani Channel.[124][125]
N/A N/A 0212 N/A Hot Digital Radio Hot Digital Ltd 2009/10/13
N/A N/A 837 N/A AT Global Network AT Global Ltd 2009/10/16 Sky EPG slot bought by Fast TV.[126][127]
N/A N/A 905 N/A Filth Northern and Shell 2009/10/23 Sky EPG slot given to Red Hot Mums.
21 N/A 358 313 TMF MTV Networks Europe 2009/10/26 Replaced with VIVA.[128]
N/A N/A N/A 931 102.5 Clyde 1 Bauer Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Uddingston regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 931 Hallam FM Bauer Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Barnsley regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 932 97.3 Forth One Bauer Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Edinburgh and Uddingston regional headends only.
N/A N/A N/A 932 Magic 999 Bauer Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Preston regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 932 Metro Radio Bauer Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Gateshead regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 932 Radio City 96.7 Bauer Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Knowsley regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 933 96.3 Radio Aire Bauer Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Barnsley regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 933 97.4 Rock FM Bauer Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Knowsley and Preston regional headends only.
N/A N/A N/A 933 Real Radio GMG Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Edinburgh and Uddingston regional headends only.
N/A N/A N/A 934 TFM Radio Bauer Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Gateshead regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 935 Magic 1152 Bauer Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Gateshead regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 936 Tay FM Bauer Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Edinburgh regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 937 The Pulse of West Yorkshire UTV Radio 2009/10/29 Ex-Telewest, Barnsley regional headend only.
302 N/A N/A N/A 302 BBC 2009/11/02 Space used for HD channels in post-switchover areas. Returned on 25 July 2012.
305 N/A N/A N/A 305 BBC 2009/11/02 Space used for HD channels in post-switchover areas.
N/A N/A 670 N/A Gems TV 3 Gems TV UK Ltd. 2009/11/02
N/A N/A 262 N/A  ? TV Chello Zone 2009/11/09 Sky EPG slot given to Food Network.
N/A N/A 263 N/A  ? TV +1 Chello Zone 2009/11/09 Sky EPG slot given to Food Network +1.
N/A 136 146 148 Zone Reality Chello Zone 2009/11/16 Replaced with CBS Reality.[129]
N/A N/A 147 N/A Zone Reality +1 Chello Zone 2009/11/16 Replaced with CBS Reality +1.[129]
N/A 135 149 N/A Zone Romantica Chello Zone 2009/11/16 Replaced with CBS Drama.[129]
N/A 137 148 N/A Zone Thriller Chello Zone 2009/11/16 Replaced with CBS Action.[129]
N/A N/A 647 N/A Travel Deals Direct Travel Channel International Ltd. 2009/11/30 Sky EPG slot bought by Rocks TV.[130]
N/A N/A N/A 943 Radio City 96.7 Orion Media (Lloyds TSB Development Capital/Phil Riley) 2009/11/30 Ex-Telewest, Perry Barr (Witton) and Wolverhampton regional headends only.
N/A N/A N/A 964 96.4FM BRMB Orion Group (Lloyds TSB Development Capital/Phil Riley) 2009/11/30 Ex-Telewest, Perry Barr (Witton) and Wolverhampton regional headends only.
103 N/A N/A N/A Teletext Casino Teletext Ltd. 2009/12/01
N/A N/A 883 N/A Open Access Open Access Group 2009/12/03 Sky EPG slot bought by Renault TV.
N/A 726 0200 951 Absolute Xtreme TIML Radio Limited 2009/12/04 Replaced with Absolute 80s.[131]
N/A N/A N/A 930 Pulse FM 2009/12/07 Ex-Telewest, Basildon regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 933 Heart Essex Global Radio 2009/12/07 Ex-Telewest, Basildon regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 935 Heart Bristol Global Radio 2009/12/07 Ex-Telewest, Aztec West regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 936 Heart Gloucestershire Global Radio 2009/12/07 Ex-Telewest, Aztec West regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 941 Brunel Classic Gold Global Radio 2009/12/07 Ex-Telewest, Aztec West regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 963 Heart Kent Global Radio 2009/12/07 Ex-Telewest, Basildon regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 974 Red Dragon FM Global Radio 2009/12/07 Ex-Telewest, Aztec West regional headend only.
N/A N/A 672 N/A Teletext Holidays TV Teletext Ltd. 2009/12/10 Sky EPG slot given to Rabbit Chat.
N/A N/A 0171 N/A Fun Kids Folder Media 2009/12/16
N/A N/A 829 N/A 9XM INX Network 2009/12/24 Sky EPG slot bought by Colors.[132]
N/A N/A 837 N/A Fast TV Fast TV Ltd 2009/12/31 [133]

2010[edit]

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A N/A 956 N/A LA Babes Advanced Media Limited 2010/01/04 Sky EPG slot bought by Cream.
N/A N/A 745 - 749 N/A Sky Box Office BSkyB 2010/01/05
N/A N/A 938 - 942 N/A 18 Plus Movies BSkyB 2010/01/05
N/A N/A 907 N/A Friendly TV Telecoms TV Limited 2010/01/06 Sky EPG slot bought by Dirty Talk.
N/A N/A 963 N/A HBW TV Renson Media Ltd 2010/01/07
N/A N/A N/A 930 BBC Radio Sheffield BBC 2010/01/11 Ex-Telewest, Barnsley regional headend only.
N/A N/A N/A 937 BBC Radio Leeds BBC 2010/01/11 Ex-Telewest, Barnsley regional headend only.
N/A N/A 270 N/A SA Direct Southern Africa Direct 2010/01/14 Sky EPG slot bought by Takbeer TV.[134]
N/A N/A 0161 N/A ILM Radio UK Asia Media Solutions Ltd 2010/01/14
310 N/A N/A N/A TopUp Anytime 4 Top Up TV 2010/01/19
45 N/A N/A N/A National Lottery Xtra Camelot Group 2010/02/01
N/A N/A N/A 930 BBC Radio Newcastle BBC 2010/02/04 Ex-Telewest, Gateshead regional headend only.[135]
N/A N/A N/A 931 BBC Tees BBC 2010/02/04 Ex-Telewest, Gateshead regional headend only.[135]
N/A N/A 937 N/A SportxxxWives Satellite Entertainment Limited 2010/02/08
N/A N/A 879 N/A Rabbit Chat Teletext Ltd. 2010/02/23
N/A N/A 651 N/A Ideal World 2 Ideal Shopping Direct plc 2010/03/03 Replaced with Ideal Extra.[136]
N/A N/A 668 N/A Ideal World 3 Ideal Shopping Direct plc 2010/03/03 Replaced with Ideal and More.[136]
N/A N/A 344 N/A Nigeria Movies Canis Media 2010/03/05 Replaced with FOBO Movies.
N/A N/A N/A 945 BBC Radio Shropshire BBC 2010/03/07 Ex-Telewest, Perry Barr (Witton) and Wolverhampton regional headends only.[135]
N/A N/A N/A 946 BBC WM BBC 2010/03/07 Ex-Telewest, Perry Barr (Witton) and Wolverhampton regional headends only.[135]
N/A N/A 202 N/A NTA International Nigerian Television Authority 2010/03/09
N/A N/A N/A 118 Virgin Central Virgin Media Television 2010/03/11 Continues on demand.
N/A N/A 207 N/A OBE TV OBE TV Ltd 2010/03/12 Returned on 22 July 2010.
N/A N/A 376 N/A Flaunt CSC Media Group 2010/03/17 Replaced with Dance Nation TV.[137]
N/A N/A N/A 931 BBC Radio Kent BBC 2010/03/18 Ex-Telewest, Basildon regional headend only.[135]
N/A N/A N/A 938 BBC Radio Bristol BBC 2010/03/24 Ex-Telewest, Aztec West regional headend only.[135]
N/A N/A N/A 939 BBC Radio Gloucestershire BBC 2010/03/24 Ex-Telewest, Aztec West regional headend only.[135]
N/A N/A 378 N/A Rockworld TV Carnaby Media 2010/03/29 Sky EPG slot bought by Lava.[138]
N/A N/A N/A 930 BBC Radio Lancashire BBC 2010/03 Ex-Telewest, Preston regional headend only.[135]
N/A N/A N/A 930 BBC Radio Merseyside BBC 2010/03 Ex-Telewest, Knowsley regional headend only.[135]
N/A 450 178 280 Men & Motors ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2010/04/01 Replaced with ITV1 HD.[139]
N/A N/A 581 279 GOD Europe The Angel Foundation 2010/04/01 Merged with GOD Channel. Sky EPG slot bought by Revelation TV.[140][141]
N/A N/A 592 N/A Genesis Revelation TV Ltd 2010/04/08 Programmes moved to Revelation TV.
N/A N/A 201 N/A The Unexplained Channel Monster Pictures 2010/04/21 Sky EPG slot bought by Showcase.
N/A N/A 655 N/A Thomas Cook TV Thomas Cook TV Ltd. 2010/05/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Jewellery Maker.[142]
N/A N/A 902 N/A Spice Extreme Playboy Enterprises 2010/05/12 Sky EPG slot bought by Tease Me TV 2.
N/A N/A 624 N/A Baby First TV BFTV Limited 2010/05/18
N/A 403 279 N/A Rural TV Rural TV International 2010/06/02 Merged with Horse & Country TV.[143]
N/A N/A 683 N/A Shopping TV Shopping TV UK Ltd 2010/06/04
N/A N/A 344 N/A FOBO Movies Canis 103 Ltd 2010/06/07
N/A N/A 948 N/A Tease Me 2 Bang Channels Limited 2010/06/09 Sky EPG slot bought by ChatGirl TV2.
N/A N/A 0203 N/A Ignition Radio World Radio Network 2010/06/21 Sky EPG slot bought by Absolute 90s.
N/A N/A 669 N/A Sky Travel BSkyB 2010/06/24 Ceased broadcasting due to competition from the internet.[144]
N/A N/A 395 N/A Music Choice Music Choice Europe Ltd. 2010/06/30 Failed to reach an agreement with Sky over carriage fees.[145]
300 N/A N/A N/A 4TVInteractive Inview Interactive Limited 2010/06/29 Carriage agreement expired.[146]
N/A N/A 396 N/A Music Choice Extra Music Choice Europe Ltd. 2010/06/30 Failed to reach an agreement with Sky over carriage fees.[145]
90 N/A N/A N/A TV News 2 Cellcast Group 2010/06/30 Carriage agreement ended.
N/A N/A 172 159 Living +2 Virgin Media Television 2010/07/01 Replaced with Living Loves on 5 July 2010.[147]
106 N/A N/A N/A Directgov Teletext Ltd. 2010/07/01
89 N/A N/A N/A TV News Cellcast Group 2010/07/01 Carriage agreement ended. Returned on 27 October 2010.
N/A N/A 740 - 741 N/A Sky Box Office BSkyB 2010/07/01
N/A N/A 261 N/A Fashion TV Michel Adam Lisowski 2010/07/02
N/A N/A 171 N/A Channel TBC Channel 5 Broadcasting (RTL Group) 2010/07/13 Replaced with Five HD.
N/A N/A 662 N/A JML Choice JML Direct Ltd. 2010/07/17 Returned on 19 July 2010.
N/A N/A 667 N/A JML CookShop + JML Direct Ltd. 2010/07/19 Sky EPG slot given to JML Choice.
N/A N/A 0194 N/A FWR World Evangelism Bible Church 2010/08/01
N/A N/A 446 N/A Real Madrid TV Real Madrid F.C. 2010/08/05
202 N/A N/A N/A MCR Shopping 2 Guardian Media Group 2010/08/05 Manchester only.
N/A N/A 243 281 Sky Real Lives BSkyB 2010/08/19 Focusing on Sky1 and Sky2.[148]
N/A N/A 244 N/A Sky Real Lives +1 BSkyB 2010/08/19 Focusing on Sky1 and Sky2.[148]
N/A N/A 278 N/A Sky Real Lives HD BSkyB 2010/08/19 Focusing on Sky1 and Sky2.[148]
N/A N/A 245 282 Sky Real Lives 2 BSkyB 2010/08/19 Focusing on Sky1 and Sky2.[148]
N/A 650 880 240 Teachers TV Education Digital Management Limited 2010/08/31 Budget cuts/focussing on online service.[149]
N/A N/A 661 N/A JML Lifestyle JML Direct Ltd. 2010/09/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Sangat TV.[150]
N/A N/A 369 N/A OMusic TV Open Access Channels 2010/09/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Vintage TV.
N/A N/A 200 N/A Controversial TV Edge Media 2010/09/08 Returned on 1 November 2010.
N/A N/A 675 N/A Max TV Datel Holdings Ltd 2010/09/16 Still trading online only. Sky EPG slot bought by Olive TV.
N/A N/A 189 N/A Open Access 2 Open Access Group 2010/09/21 Sky EPG slot bought by Information TV +1.
N/A N/A 860 N/A Casino TV Smart TV Broadcasting Limited 2010/09/27 Sky EPG slot bought by Jackpot Games.
N/A N/A 585 N/A Faith World +1 World Evangelism Bible Church 2010/10/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Sikh TV.[151]
N/A N/A 911 N/A Elite Playboy Enterprises 2010/10/01 Replaced with 40 n Naughty.
N/A N/A 656 N/A Gems TV 2 The Colourful Company Group Limited 2010/10/08 Began simulcasting Gems TV 1 in January 2010. Replaced with Gem Collector.
N/A N/A 807 N/A Aastha TV Aastha Broadcasting Network (UK) Ltd. 2010/10/14 Sky EPG slot bought by Disha.[152] Returned on 1 January 2011.
N/A N/A 666 N/A JML Active JML Direct Ltd. 2010/10/18 Sky EPG slot bought by Rocks & Co 1.
N/A N/A 658 N/A Bilberry TV QVC 2010/10/25 Replaced with QVC Beauty.
308 N/A N/A N/A TopUp Anytime 2 Top Up TV 2010/11/09
N/A N/A 807 N/A Disha Disha Education Trust 2010/11/10 [153]
N/A N/A 0112 919 Galaxy Yorkshire Global Radio 2010/11/15 Replaced with LBC News 1152 on television platforms.
728 N/A N/A N/A Heart West Midlands Global Radio 2010/11/15 West Midlands only. Replaced with Heart London.
N/A N/A 912 N/A Tease Me Bang Channels Limited 2010/11/19 License revoked by Ofcom.[154]
N/A N/A 959 N/A Tease Me 3 Bang Channels Limited 2010/11/19 License revoked by Ofcom.[154]
98 N/A N/A N/A TMTV Bang Media (London) Limited 2010/11/19 License revoked by Ofcom.[154]
N/A N/A 216 N/A Showcase +1 Information TV Limited 2010/11/23 Sky EPG slot bought by WTF. Returned on 1 December 2011.
N/A N/A 595 N/A DBN Kashmiri Broadcasting Corporation 2010/11/23 License revoked by Ofcom.[155]
N/A N/A 0205 N/A VOT Radio VOT Radio Ltd 2010/11/26 Sky EPG slot bought by RCR.
N/A N/A 342 N/A Shorts TV Shorts International Ltd. 2010/11/29
N/A N/A 843 N/A UCTV Up & Coming TV Ltd 2010/11 Returned on 18 January 2011.
N/A N/A 950 N/A LivexxxBabes Satellite Entertainment Limited 2010/12/02 Returned on 13 January 2011.
N/A 202 N/A N/A S4C2 S4C Authority 2010/12/06
N/A N/A 739 N/A Sky Box Office HD3 BSkyB 2010/12/13
N/A 401 267 N/A Wedding TV Asia Wedding TV Limited 2010/12/14 [156]
N/A N/A 786 N/A Bangla TV Bangla TV Ltd. 2010/12 Returned on 17 June 2011.[157]
N/A N/A 997 N/A Sky Retail Info BSkyB 2010 Commercial premises only.
N/A N/A N/A 997 TV Smart Card Help Virgin Media 2010 Areas which were receiving new smart cards only.

2011[edit]

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A N/A 123 136 Bravo Living TV Group (BSkyB) 2011/01/01 Closed because it served a similar demographic to Sky1, without the same audience reach or prestige.[158][159]
N/A N/A 124 137 Bravo +1 Living TV Group (BSkyB) 2011/01/01 Closed because it served a similar demographic to Sky1, without the same audience reach or prestige.[158][159]
N/A N/A 153 138 Bravo 2 Living TV Group (BSkyB) 2011/01/01 Closed because it served a similar demographic to Sky1, without the same audience reach or prestige.[158][159]
N/A N/A 867 141 Challenge Jackpot Living TV Group (BSkyB) 2011/01/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Aastha TV.[160]
N/A N/A 647 N/A Rocks TV The Colourful Company Group Ltd. 2011/01/01 Merged with Gem Collector. Sky EPG slot bought by RetailTherapytv.
35 N/A N/A N/A ITV Preview 1 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2011/01/31
20 N/A 121 119 Channel One BSkyB 2011/02/01 [161]
N/A N/A 122 120 Channel One +1 BSkyB 2011/02/01 [161]
N/A N/A 160 N/A MTV Shows MTV Networks Europe 2011/02/01 MTV was repositioned as an entertainment channel. Replaced with MTV Music.[162]
N/A N/A 221 N/A OBE TV OBE TV Ltd 2011/02/14 Returned on 10 March 2011.
N/A N/A 0158 N/A Gaydar Radio QSoft Consulting 2011/02/18 Poor listening figures.[163]
N/A N/A 663 N/A Stop + Shop Thane International Inc. 2011/02/22
N/A N/A 960 N/A Live 960 Hoppr Entertainment Limited 2011/03/03 License revoked by Ofcom.[164]
N/A N/A 922 N/A Cream RHF Productions Ltd 2011/03/14 Returned on 12 June 2012.
N/A N/A 889 N/A Sky Insider HD BSkyB 2011/03/30 Returned on 5 May 2011.
N/A N/A 273 N/A Luxury Life HD Luxury Broadcasting Limited 2011/03/31
N/A N/A 861 N/A Gala TV Gala Group 2011/04/01 [165]
N/A N/A 157 N/A Film 24 Wicked TV 2011/04/04 Sky EPG slot bought by Sony Entertainment Television.[166]
N/A N/A 190 N/A Open Access 3 Open Access Group 2011/04/04 Sky EPG slot bought by Sony Entertainment Television +1.[167]
N/A N/A 659 N/A Shop on TV Jungle.uk.com Ltd. 2011/04/06 Sky EPG slot bought by PaversShoes.tv.[168]
N/A N/A 452 N/A Rush HD Rainbow Media 2011/04/07
N/A N/A 953 485 Gay TV RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2011/04/07 Replaced with Flirt TV on Sky.
202 N/A N/A N/A MANCHESTERLOVE Guardian Media Group 2011/04/27 Manchester only. Removed to provide bandwidth for Movies4Men to launch in Manchester only.
N/A N/A 843 N/A UCTV Up & Coming TV Ltd 2011/04/30 Returned on 3 June 2011.
N/A N/A 682 N/A Entrepreneur Channel Entrepreneur Channel plc 2011/05/18
45 N/A N/A N/A TBA 2011/05/18 Failed to launch.
N/A N/A 860 N/A Jackpot Games CC Media TV Limited 2011/05/19 Sky EPG slot bought by SonLife Broadcasting Network.
8 N/A N/A N/A TeleG SDN Ltd (ITV plc) 2011/05/23 Removed in favour of BBC Alba.[169]
90 N/A N/A N/A TV News Cellcast Group 2011/05/31
N/A N/A 931 N/A Hustler TV UK Broadcasting (UK) Ltd. 2011/06/01 Sky EPG slot bought by xxXpanded TV.
N/A N/A 933 N/A Girls Gone Wild Broadcasting (Gaia) Ltd. 2011/06/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Flirt TV 2.
N/A N/A 934 N/A Amateur Babes Broadcasting (Gaia) Ltd. 2011/06/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Gay Chat TV.
N/A N/A N/A 523 Eurosport 3D TF1 Group 2011/06/06 Temporary channel for the 2011 French Open.[170] Returned on 27 May 2012.
N/A 809 667 N/A JML Choice JML Direct Ltd. 2011/06/15 Freesat and Sky EPG slots given to JML Cookshop.
109 N/A N/A N/A Mobilizer Teletext Ltd. 2011/07/11
N/A N/A 956 N/A Red Hot 40+ RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2011/08/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Holiday+Cruise.
N/A N/A 0168 N/A Amar Radio Amar Radio 2011/08/15
N/A N/A 836 N/A Ahlebait TV Ahlebait TV Network Ltd 2011/09/01 Returned on 12 December 2011.
N/A N/A 848 N/A Sikh TV Sikh Media Limited 2011/09/02
N/A N/A 221 N/A OBE TV OBE TV Ltd 2011/09/12 Returned on 19 October 2011.
N/A 209 507 N/A NHK World NHK 2011/10/01 Decided to broadcast in HD only to reduce costs.[171][172] Sky EPG slot given to NHK World HD.
N/A N/A 797 N/A South For You South For You Limited 2011/10/10 Sky EPG slot bought by UMP Movies.[173][174]
N/A N/A 885 N/A WatchmeTV.TV Forenzquick UK Limited 2011/10/12 Sky EPG slot bought by Psychic Line.
N/A N/A 950 N/A LivexxxBabes Satellite Entertainment Limited 2011/10/12 Sky EPG slot bought by Red Light 4. Returned on 13 March 2012.
N/A N/A 908 N/A Babeworld.tv Babeworld TV Limited 2011/10/22 License revoked by Ofcom.[175]
N/A N/A 949 N/A House Of Fun House of Fun Television Limited 2011/10/22 License revoked by Ofcom.[175]
N/A N/A 952 N/A The Other Side Forenzquick UK Limited 2011/10/22 License revoked by Ofcom.[175]
N/A N/A 221 N/A OBE TV OBE TV Ltd 2011/10/28 Continued to broadcast off the EPG until 17 November 2011.
N/A N/A 231 N/A Rosa PBS UK LLC 2011/11/01 Replaced with PBS UK.[176] Sky EPG slot given to Information TV in part exchange for the channel 166 slot.
N/A N/A 277 N/A Diva TV +1 Universal Networks International 2011/11/01 Sky EPG slot bought by 9XM.[177]
N/A N/A 932 N/A 100% Babes Broadcasting (Gaia) Ltd. 2011/11/01 Sky EPG slot bought by Elite TV 4.
N/A N/A 0184 N/A NME Radio IPC Media 2011/12/05 Sky EPG slot bought by Shop Radio.
N/A N/A 879 N/A Flirt TV Northern & Shell 2011/12/06 Sky EPG slot given to 5* +1. Returned on 20 November 2013.

2012[edit]

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A N/A 835 N/A Supreme Master TV Supreme Master Television Limited 2012/01/03 Sky EPG slot bought by Elite TV 3.
N/A N/A 734 - 739 N/A Sky Movies Box Office BSkyB 2012/01/04
N/A 516 382 N/A NME TV CSC Media Group 2012/01/05 Replaced with Chart Show TV +1.[178]
N/A N/A N/A 555 TiVo PPV Events Virgin Media 2012/01/12
N/A N/A 0205 N/A RCR Rainbow Christian Radio Limited 2012/01/13 Sky EPG slot bought by WRN Arabic.
N/A N/A 515 N/A Press TV IRIB 2012/01/20 License revoked by Ofcom.[179]
N/A N/A 273 N/A Luxury Life Luxury Broadcasting Limited 2012/01/24 Returned on 1 March 2012.
N/A N/A 275 N/A Body In Balance Body In Balance Ltd 2012/02/13 Entered administration.[180] Sky EPG slot bought by LivexxxBabes.
N/A N/A 864 N/A Sky Bet BSkyB 2012/02/13
N/A N/A 934 N/A Gay Chat TV Northern & Shell 2012/02/13 Sky EPG slot bought by The Dept Store.
N/A N/A 269 164 Diva TV Universal Networks International (NBCUniversal) 2012/02/14 Programmes moved to the Style Network.[181] Sky EPG slot bought by More4 +2.
N/A N/A N/A 554 PPV Live Events Help Virgin Media 2012/02/15
N/A N/A 130 159 Sky Living Loves BSkyB 2012/02/21 Sky EPG slot given to Sky Arts 2.[182]
N/A N/A 920 N/A Filth Northern & Shell 2012/02/28 Replaced with Reality Hub. Returned on 12 June 2012.
N/A N/A 183 155 Current TV Current Media, Inc. 2012/03/12 Failed distribution renegotiations with Sky.[183] Sky EPG slot bought by Sony Entertainment Television +1.
306 N/A N/A N/A Channel Zero Electra Entertainment Limited 2012/03
N/A N/A 189 N/A Information TV +1 Information TV Limited 2012/04/02 Sky EPG slot bought by Men&Movies.
N/A N/A 850 N/A Desh TV Desh TV Limited 2012/04/03
N/A N/A 834 N/A NTV International Television Channel Ltd. 2012/04/14 Replaced with Channel 9 UK.[184] Returned on 30 April 2012.[185]
189 N/A N/A N/A Adult Section DTT Multiplex Operators Ltd 2012/04/16 Made redundant after the split Adult category was merged into one.
199 N/A N/A N/A Adult Section DTT Multiplex Operators Ltd 2012/04/16 Made redundant after the split Adult category was merged into one.
200 N/A N/A N/A Channel M Guardian Media Group 2012/04/16 Manchester only.[186]
N/A N/A 888 N/A Ocean Finance Ocean Finance and Mortgages Ltd 2012/04/16
N/A N/A 680 N/A Screenshop 2 Bid Shopping 2012/04/29
N/A 306 325 N/A Movies4Men 2 Sony Pictures Television 2012/05/02 Replaced with Sony Movie Channel, which swapped Sky EPG slots with Movies4Men.[187]
N/A 307 326 N/A Movies4Men 2 +1 Sony Pictures Television 2012/05/02 Replaced with Sony Movie Channel +1, which swapped Sky EPG slots with Movies4Men +1.[187]
N/A N/A 582 N/A Wonderful Crown News Corporation plc 2012/05/03
N/A N/A 0205 N/A WRN Arabic WRN Broadcast 2012/05/03 Sky EPG slot bought by Kanshiradio.
N/A 516 382 N/A Chart Show TV +1 CSC Media Group 2012/05/30 Replaced with BuzMuzik.[188]
N/A N/A 235 N/A Showcase +1 Information TV Limited 2012/06/06 Returned on 9 May 2013.
N/A N/A 919 N/A Red Hot Fetish Northern & Shell 2012/06/12 Replaced with Filth.
N/A N/A 920 N/A Reality Hub Northern & Shell 2012/06/12 Replaced with Cream.
N/A N/A 904 N/A TVX Amateur Northern & Shell 2012/06/15 Sky EPG slot given to Red Hot Amateur.
N/A N/A 269 N/A More4 +2 Channel Four Television Corporation 2012/06/26 Replaced with 4seven, which swapped Sky EPG slots with Channel 4 HD.
N/A 986 N/A N/A Teletext Teletext Ltd. 2012/06/28
N/A N/A 714 - 733 N/A Sky Movies Box Office BSkyB 2012/07/02 Temporarily closed in order to free Sky EPG slots for the BBC's Olympics channels. Channels 714 - 731 returned on 16 August 2012.
N/A N/A 881 N/A Pub Channel BSkyB 2012/07/02 Temporarily closed in order to free Sky EPG slots for the BBC's Olympics channels. Returned on 15 August 2012.
N/A N/A 211 N/A Bio. HD A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/BSkyB) 2012/07/03 Closed to allow Crime & Investigation Network HD to broadcast 24 hours a day.[189] Replaced with Bio. +1.
N/A N/A 364 338 Q TV Box Television (Bauer Group/Channel Four Television Corporation) 2012/07/03 Replaced with Heat.[190]
N/A N/A 885 N/A Psychic Line Playboy Enterprises 2012/07/03 Replaced with Red Light Rio.
N/A N/A 831 N/A Imagine Dil Se Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) 2012/07/06 Poor viewing figures in India.[191] Sky EPG slot bought by Rishtey.[192]
N/A N/A 412 522 Eurosport HD TF1 Group 2012/07/25 Replaced with British Eurosport HD.[193]
N/A N/A 918 N/A Cream Northern & Shell 2012/07/26
N/A N/A 231 N/A The Africa Channel +1 The Africa Channel Limited 2012/07/30 Replaced with eNCA Africa.[194] Sky EPG slot bought by Sky Atlantic HD.
302 N/A N/A N/A 302 BBC 2012/08/13 Temporary channel for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[195]
304 N/A N/A N/A 301 HD BBC 2012/08/13 Temporary channel for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[196]
N/A 151-174 450-473 574-597 BBC Olympics 1-24 BBC 2012/08/13 Temporary channels for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[195]
N/A 151-174 474-497 550-573 BBC Olympics 1 HD-24 HD BBC 2012/08/13 Temporary channels for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[195]
N/A 150 N/A N/A BBC Olympics Red Button BBC 2012/08/13 Temporary channel for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
N/A N/A N/A 523 Eurosport 3D TF1 Group 2012/08/13 Temporary channel for the 2012 French Open and 2012 Summer Olympics.[197]
N/A N/A 595 N/A Praise TV Destiny Broadcasting Network Europe Limited 2012/08/13 License revoked by Ofcom.[198]
62 N/A N/A N/A TV Stars Cellcast Group 2012/08/14 Failed to launch.
90 N/A N/A N/A TV News Cellcast Group 2012/08/14 Failed to launch.
N/A N/A 198 N/A Sumo TV Cellcast Group 2012/08/21 Sky EPG slot bought by Horror Channel.[199]
N/A N/A 0177 N/A Chill Global Radio 2012/08/24
304 N/A N/A N/A C4 Paralympics Extra Channel Four Television Corporation 2012/09/10 Temporary channel for the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[200]
N/A 150-152 450-452 553-555 C4 Paralympics Extra 1-3 Channel Four Television Corporation 2012/09/10 Temporary channels for the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[200]
N/A 150-152 453-455 550-552 C4 Paralympics Extra 1 HD-3 HD Channel Four Television Corporation 2012/09/10 Temporary channels for the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[200]
N/A N/A 0206 N/A Record Brazil Record TV Ltd 2012/09/10
N/A N/A 928 N/A Flirt TV 2 Northern & Shell 2012/09/20 Sky EPG slot bought by Klear TV.
84 N/A N/A N/A Al Jazeera 6-8 Al Jazeera 2012/09/27 Made redundant after Al Jazeera English began to broadcast 24 hours a day on DTT in post-DSO areas on 19 September 2012.[201]
201 N/A N/A N/A Teletext Holidays Teletext Ltd. 2012/10/01 Focusing on website and connected TV apps.[202] Replaced with Holidays TV.[203]
N/A N/A 630 N/A Nicktoons Replay Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/BSkyB) 2012/10/02 Replaced with Nick Jr. +1.
N/A N/A 943 N/A Babe Guide Playboy Enterprises 2012/10/03
N/A N/A 387 N/A Ramp'd Global Music Television (Global Radio) 2012/10/11 Replaced with Heart TV.
N/A N/A 388 N/A Ramp'd +2 Global Music Television (Global Radio) 2012/10/11 Replaced with Capital TV.
N/A N/A 193 N/A HiTV HiTV Ltd. 2012/10/12 Returned on 12 December 2012.
N/A N/A 851 N/A 9XM 9X Media 2012/10/12 License revoked by Ofcom.[204][205] Returned on 8 November 2012.[206]
N/A N/A 843 N/A UCTV Up & Coming TV Ltd 2012/10/26 Sky EPG slot bought by SAMAA TV.[207]
N/A N/A 338 445 Cinémoi Mint Group 2012/11/13
N/A N/A 808 802 ABP News ABP Group 2012/11/22 Replaced with Star Jalsha on Sky and STAR Life OK on Virgin Media following the end of contractual agreements from STAR News.[208][209] Returned on 3 July 2013.
N/A N/A 0176 N/A Amrit Bani Amrit Bani Radio 2012/11/27 Financial difficulties.[210]
230 N/A N/A N/A Vision2 Vision247 2012/11/30 Licensing issue with Ofcom.[211]
105 N/A N/A N/A S4C Clirlun S4C Authority 2012/12/01 Wales only. Cost-saving measure following cuts to S4C's public funding.[212] Space given to Channel 4 HD in Wales.
N/A N/A 753 N/A Sky Movies Box Office HD2 BSkyB 2012/12/03
N/A N/A 934 N/A Red Light Rio Playboy Enterprises 2012/12/05 Sky EPG slot given to GirlGirl.
205 N/A N/A N/A Mail Travel TV Associated Newspapers 2012/12/07 Space given to Holidays TV.[213]
N/A N/A 853 N/A UMP Stars UTV Software Communications 2012/12/23 Poor viewing figures.[214]
N/A N/A 883 N/A Renault TV Renault 2012/12/31
N/A N/A 0156 N/A Calvary Chapel Radio Calvary Chapel 2012/12/31

2013[edit]

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A N/A 756 - 761 N/A Sky Movies Box Office BSkyB 2013/01/03
N/A N/A 193 N/A HiTV HiTV Ltd. 2013/01/15
N/A N/A 667 N/A JML Cookshop JML Direct Ltd. 2013/01/18 Sky EPG slot bought by Sparkle TV.
N/A N/A 917 N/A Filth Northern & Shell 2013/01/24 Sky EPG slot bought by The Mall. Returned on 20 November 2013.
N/A N/A 0142 N/A RTÉ Radio 1 Extra Raidió Teilifís Éireann 2013/01/31 [215]
179 N/A N/A N/A Bluebird TV Vervloet Management & Beheer 2013/02/06 Failed to launch.[216]
N/A N/A 830 N/A Sunrise TV Sunrise TV Ltd. 2013/02/27 [217]
N/A N/A N/A 974 Sunrise Radio Sunrise Radio Group 2013/03/01 Removed from Sky on 27 February 2013.[217] Cost-saving measure.[218]
N/A N/A 0187 N/A Punjabi Radio Sunrise Radio Group 2013/03/05 Cost-saving measure.[218][219]
N/A 907 N/A N/A BoxOffice365 British Internet Broadcasting Company 2013/03/11 [220]
N/A N/A 0159 N/A Family Radio Family Stations Inc. 2013/03/15
N/A N/A 0173 N/A Kismat Radio Sunrise Radio Group 2013/03/19 Cost-saving measure.[218][221]
102 109 169 187 BBC HD BBC 2013/03/26 Replaced with BBC Two HD.[222]
N/A N/A 622 728 Disney Cinemagic Disney-ABC Television Group 2013/03/28 Content licensed to BSkyB to create Sky Movies Disney.[223]
N/A N/A 628 N/A Disney Cinemagic +1 Disney-ABC Television Group 2013/03/28 Content licensed to BSkyB to create Sky Movies Disney.[223]
N/A N/A 631 N/A Disney Cinemagic HD Disney-ABC Television Group 2013/03/28 Content licensed to BSkyB to create Sky Movies Disney.[223]
N/A N/A 311 411 Sky Movies Classics BSkyB 2013/03/28 Content merged into Sky Movies Greats and Sky Movies Select to facilitate the launch of Sky Movies Disney.[224]
N/A N/A 340 441 Sky Movies Classics HD BSkyB 2013/03/28 Content merged into Sky Movies Greats and Sky Movies Select to facilitate the launch of Sky Movies Disney.[224]
N/A N/A 822 N/A Music India Media Worldwide Pvt. Ltd. 2013/04/10 Sky EPG slot bought by PTC Punjabi.
N/A N/A 240 271 Discovery Real Time Discovery Networks Western Europe 2013/04/30 Replaced with TLC. Sky EPG slot given to Discovery Home & Health.[225]
N/A N/A 241 272 Discovery Real Time +1 Discovery Networks Western Europe 2013/04/30 Replaced with TLC +1. Sky EPG slot given to Discovery Home & Health +1.[225]
N/A N/A 265 273 Discovery Travel & Living Discovery Networks Western Europe 2013/04/30 Replaced with Investigation Discovery +1.[225]
N/A N/A 195 N/A DMAX +2 Discovery Networks Western Europe 2013/04/30 Sky EPG slot given to TLC +1.[225]
N/A N/A 914 N/A Extreme Playboy Enterprises 2013/04/30 Sky EPG slot given to Climax.
N/A N/A 934 N/A GirlGirl Playboy Enterprises 2013/04/30
N/A 809 653 N/A JML Living JML Direct Ltd. 2013/05/01 Replaced with The Boutique.[226] Returned on 13 May 2013.
N/A 804 657 N/A Pitch World Pitch World Ltd. 2013/05/01 Entered administration. Replaced by Discount TV.[227]
N/A N/A 824 N/A AAG TV Independent Media Corporation 2013/05/03 Replaced with Geo Tez.[228]
N/A N/A 445 N/A Sailing 1 BT Group 2013/05/03 Replaced with BT Sport 1.[229]
N/A N/A 447 N/A Sailing 2 BT Group 2013/05/03 Replaced with BT Sport 2.[229]
N/A N/A 531 236 Military History A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/BSkyB) 2013/05/04 Replaced with H2.[230]
716 N/A N/A N/A Q Radio Bauer Radio 2013/05/07 Replaced with Kisstory.[231]
N/A N/A 871 N/A GayXchange Euro Digital Corporation Limited 2013/05/09
54/55 N/A 642 N/A Argos TV Argos Limited (Home Retail Group) 2013/05/13 Sky EPG slot given to JML Living. Removed from Freesat on 9 May.[232]
N/A N/A 266 N/A Wedding TV Creamdove Limited 2013/05/21
N/A 803 646 N/A Pitch TV Pitch World Ltd. 2013/05/22 Entered administration. Replaced by Armchair Shop.[227]
N/A N/A 851 N/A 9XM 9X Media 2013/05/31 Low audience ratings.[132]
N/A N/A 237 N/A True Entertainment +1 CSC Media Group 2013/06/04 Replaced by True Drama.[233] Returned on 3 April 2014.
N/A N/A 0185 N/A Spectrum Radio Spectrum Radio Ltd 2013/06/07 Replaced by Diamond Radio.
N/A N/A 798 811 Zee Café Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2013/06/10 Replaced by Lamhe.[234]
N/A N/A 430 N/A Premier Sports Xtra Premier Media 2013/06/13 Great Britain only. Sky EPG slot sold to the Muslim World Network.
792 N/A N/A N/A R13 Ravensbourne 2013/06/13 Temporary channel for The Degree Show 2013. South east London only.[235]
793 N/A N/A N/A R13 HD Ravensbourne 2013/06/13 Temporary channel for The Degree Show 2013. South east London only.[235]
N/A N/A 919 N/A Dirty Talk Northern & Shell 2013/06/17 Sky EPG slot sold to TVC News. Returned on 20 November 2013.
N/A N/A 441 N/A Trace Sports Trace TV 2013/06/27 Replaced by Trace Sport Stars.
N/A N/A 817 N/A Sahara One Sahara One Media and Entertainment Ltd. 2013/07/02 Sky EPG slot sold to ABP News.[236]
N/A N/A 534 206 Blighty UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2013/07/05 Replaced by Drama.[237]
N/A N/A 656 N/A TGGC Outlet Genuine Gemstone Company 2013/07/15 Replaced with High Street Xtra.
232 901 N/A N/A The Space BBC/Arts Council England 2013/07/15 [238] Scuzz and itself were replaced with Chart Show Dance on Freesat.
174 N/A N/A N/A Babestation Cellcast Group 2013/07/19 Ceased broadcasting due to regulatory pressure, moved to an online only model.[239] Differed from the satellite channel.
N/A N/A 629 N/A Pop Girl +1 CSC Media Group 2013/07/22 Replaced by Kix Power.[240]
N/A N/A 0209 N/A Yorkshire Radio Leeds United A.F.C. 2013/07/30 [241]
N/A N/A 426 531 ESPN America ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company/Hearst Corporation) 2013/08/01 Purchased by BT Group.[242] Sky EPG slot given to BT Sport 1 HD.
N/A N/A 427 N/A ESPN America HD ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company/Hearst Corporation) 2013/08/01 Purchased by BT Group.[242] Sky EPG slot given to BT Sport 2 HD.
N/A N/A 425 533 ESPN Classic ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company/Hearst Corporation) 2013/08/01 [242]
712 N/A N/A N/A Smash Hits Radio Bauer Radio 2013/08/05 Replaced with KissFresh.[243]
N/A N/A 519 N/A Arise News Arise Media UK Limited 2013/08/07 Returned on 10 October 2013.
N/A N/A 570 N/A Arise News HD Arise Media UK Limited 2013/08/07 Sky EPG slot bought by BBC News HD.
N/A N/A 318 417 TCM 2 Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2013/08/13 Replaced with TCM +1.[244]
N/A N/A 677 N/A Celebrity Shop Guthy-Renker UK Ltd. 2013/08/29 Sky EPG slot sold to Alexcasino.
N/A N/A 200 N/A Controversial TV Edge Media 2013/08/30 Sky EPG slot bought by TLC +2.
N/A N/A 665 746 Bid Plus Bid Shopping 2013/09/01
N/A N/A 657 N/A Discount TV TV Discount Store Limited 2013/09/10 Replaced with TV Warehouse.
N/A N/A 197 N/A Bio. +1 A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/British Sky Broadcasting) 2013/09/16 Replaced with TLC +2.
N/A N/A 232 N/A Klear TV Millenium Media House Limited 2013/09/18
N/A N/A 0184 N/A Star Beats 2013/09/24
N/A N/A N/A N/A Radio Caroline 2013/10/01 Ceased broadcasting on satellite due to financial difficulties.
N/A 809 642 N/A JML Living JML Direct TV 2013/10/01 Replaced with The Store.
39 N/A N/A N/A The Zone ITV plc 2013/10/01 Replaced with The Store.
206 N/A N/A N/A Sky Text BSkyB 2013/10/30 Red button functionality removed on DTT and Sky platforms. Placeholder removed on 3 December 2013 on DTT.
303 980 977 994 BBC Red Button HD BBC 2013/11/25 HD "best of" service launched in June 2013 off the Sky EPG but on other platforms, added to Sky then removed from all platforms after the 50th anniversary of Dr Who
N/A N/A 498 N/A Primetime Northern & Shell 2013/12/21 Licence transferred to Sonlife Broadcasting Network

2014[edit]

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Notes
N/A N/A 940 N/A Filth Northern & Shell 2014/01/13 Service replaced with Play TV2
N/A N/A 313 N/A MGM HD MGM Holdings 2014/01/16 Content licenced to BSkyB.
180 N/A N/A N/A xxXpanded TV 2014/01/30
50 N/A N/A N/A Marketplace TopUp TV 2014/02/01 Capacity handed back to Channel 5 and now used for Channel 5 +24.
N/A N/A 602 705 Cartoon Network Too Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2014/04/01 Replaced by Cartoon Network +1.
37 801 654 741 Price Drop Bid Shopping 2014/04/17 Ceased broadcasting due to Bid Shopping entering administration.
23 802 645 745 Shop at Bid Bid Shopping 2014/04/17 Ceased broadcasting due to Bid Shopping entering administration.

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