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On the first Tuesday of every month, we publish a round-up of recent licensing activity on broadcast TV stations. This includes new licensed services, transfers and name changes, as well as any other relevant information.

August 2019

Television services licensed in this period

Licence typeLicensee Service name
TLCS British Telecommunications Plc BT Sport
TLCSWorldview Media Network LtdRepublic Bharat
TLCSVox Africa LimitedVox Africa (Europe)

Full contact details (by channel name) are available on Ofcom's website under Ofcom Licensing / Television Broadcast Licensing.

Television services that have ceased to be licensed (handed back or revoked) in this period

The following services are no longer licensed.

The relevant licence is either:

  • no longer required by the licensee so has been handed back, or the service has been removed from a licence covering multiple services;
  • revoked as a matter of routine (usually for non-payment of the annual licence fee); or
  • the licensee ceases to exist (has been liquidated or become dissolved).
Licence typeLicenseeService name
TLCS Wild TV Wild TV
TLCS DM Global Media Limited DM HD
TLCS KM TV Limited Top Pop
TLCS Reflex Media Limited Sufi Channel

Ofcom can also revoke licences for a number of reasons relating to the conditions of the licence. In such cases, Ofcom will normally publish a statement setting out the reasons for the revocation.

Service name changes

The following licensees have changed the name of their service.

Licence typeLicenseePrevious service nameNew service name
TLCS Media Worldwide LimitedTravelXP EuropeFoodXP
TLCSSky UK Limited Sky Cinema GreatsSky Cinema Westerns
TLCSSky UK LimitedSky Cinema AnimationSky Cinema Family
TLCSSky UK LimitedSky Cinema MegahitsSky Cinema Hits
TLCSSky UK LimitedSky Cinema SelectSky Cinema DC Heroes

TLCS – Television Licensable Content Service Licence
DTPS – Digital Television Programme Services Licence
L-DTPS – Local Digital Television Programme Services Licence
PSDTPS – Public Service Digital Television Programme Services Licence

Older information is available at the National Archives.