TV broadcast licensing monthly updates


Our monthly round-up of recent licensing activity on broadcast TV stations. This includes newly licensed services, transfers, name changes and any other useful information.

January 2024

Television services licensed in this period

Licence typeLicenseeService name
TLCSLittle Dot Studios LimitedReal Crime
TLCSGreen Entertainment LimitedGreen Entertainment
TLCSYAAAS LtdYAAAS!
TLCSYAAAS  LtdOn Demand 365
TLCSYAAAS LtdKetchup TV
TLCSYAAAS LtdKetchup Too
TLCSDuo Media Networks UK LimitedDuo 6 (Baltics)
TLCSDuo Media Networks UK Limited Kino 7 (Baltics)
TLCSSEEN ON TV LtdScreen Shop
TLCSNoor E Madina LimitedNoor E Madina TV
DTPSSEEN ON TV LtdScreen Shop

Full contact details (by channel name) are available on Ofcom’s website.

Television services that have ceased to be licensed (handed back, rescinded or revoked) in this period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, or;
  • revoked as a matter of routine (usually for non-payment of the annual licence fee).
  • the licensee ceases to exist (has been liquidated or become dissolved)
Licence typeLicenseeService name
TLCSMajestic TV LimitedDirect Store TV
TLCSCNBC (UK) LimitedNBC News Now
TLCSMarjan Television Network LimitedManoto

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
TLCSCBS AMC Networks EMEA Channels PartnershipCBS Reality (EMEA 1)CBS Reality (MENA)
TLCSNickelodeon U.K. LimitedNick SpongebobNicktoons

What does this mean?

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 via the National Archives.