TV broadcast licensing monthly updates


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.

June 2017

Television services licensed in this period

Licence Type

Licensee

Service Name

TLCS

British Telecommunications Plc

BT Sport

RTSL-E

Ravensbourne College

SE10 TV

TLCS

Viacom18 Media Private Limited

MTV BEATS

TLCS

Media Broadcasting Network Ltd

MiniMax

DTPS (additional service added)

Discovery Corporate Services Limited

Quest Red +1

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, 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 Type

Licensee

Service Name

TLCS

STV Edinburgh Limited

STV Edinburgh

TLCS

Square One Communications Limited

Babes from TV

DTPS

The Craft Channel Limited

The Craft Channel

TLCS

HSTV Media Limited

Home & Leisure TV

DTPS

Hochanda Ltd

Hochanda Choice

DTPS

Information TV

Front Runner TV

TLCS

Vodafone Limited

Vodafone TV

TLCS

Vodafone Limited

Vodafone TV Barker

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.

Licence transfers

The following licences have been transferred to a new company who is now the legal licensee.

None.

Service name changes

The following licensees have changed the name of their service.

Licence Type

Licensee

Previous Service Name

New Service Name

TLCS

SPTI Networks Eastern Europe (UK) Limited

Sony Entertainment Television (Baltics) HD

Sony Channel (EE)

TLCS

Playboy TV UK/Benelux Limited

XXX Taboo

XXX StepFam

TLCS

Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd

Sony Entertainment Television (Germany)

Sony Channel (Germany)

Local TV (L-DTPS) licences awarded in this period

Licence Type

Area

Service start date

L-DTPS

Carlisle

12 July 2017

L-DTPS

Salisbury

19 July 2017

L-DTPS

Guildford

26 July 2017

L-DTPS

Scarborough

31 July 2017

Full contact details and accounts of decision (by location) are available on Ofcom’s website under Ofcom Licensing / Local TV Licensing.

Older information is available at the National Archives.