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.

August 2018

Television services licensed in this period

Licence Type

Licensee

Service Name

TLCS

Live Entertainment Limited

Live Entertainment TV

TLCS

Perform Investment Limited

DAZN1 Bar HD

TLCS

Perform Investment Limited

DAZN2 Bar HD

TLCS

Perform Investment Limited

DAZN (Italy)

TLCS

Retro Movies Limited

Retro TV

TLCS

Eleven Sports UK Limited

Eleven Sports 3 (PT)

TLCS

Eleven Sports UK Limited

Eleven Sports 4 (PT)

TLCS

Eleven Sports UK Limited

Eleven Sports 5 (PT)

TLCS

Eleven Sports UK Limited

Eleven Sports 6 (PT)

TLCS

Virgin Media Limited

Virgin TV Ultra HD

TLCS

Amazon Video Limited

Prime Video

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

Iroko Partners Limited

Iroko Music

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 Type

Licensee

Previous Service Name

New Service Name

TLCS

MG Global Entertainment

XXX College

XXXDrs&Nurses

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Cinema Hits

Sky Cinema Adventure

L-DTPS

Made in Bristol TV Limited

Made in Bristol

Bristol TV

L-DTPS

Made Television Limited

Made in Cardiff

Cardiff TV

L-DTPS

Made in Birmingham Ltd

Made in Birmingham

Birmingham TV

L-DTPS

Made Television Limited

Made in Tyne & Wear

Tyne & Wear TV

L-DTPS

Made Television Limited

Made in Leeds

Leeds TV

L-DTPS

Made in Liverpool 2016 Ltd

Made in Liverpool

Liverpool TV

L-DTPS

Made in Liverpool 2016 Ltd

Made in North Wales

North Wales TV

L-DTPS

Made Television Limited

Made in Teesside

Teesside TV

TLCS

Made Television Limited

Made in Leeds

Leeds TV

TLCS

Made Television Limited

Made in Tyne & Wear

Tyne & Wear TV

TLCS

Made Television Limited

Made in Cardiff

Cardiff TV

TLCS

Made in Bristol TV Limited

Made in Bristol

Bristol TV

TLCS

Made in Liverpool 2016 Ltd

Made in Liverpool

Liverpool TV

TLCS

Made in Birmingham Ltd

Made in Birmingham

Birmingham TV

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Cinema Animation

Sky Cinema Family

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.