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.

September 2021

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


Service Name


MSM Asia Limited



MSM Asia Limited


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


Previous Service Name

New Service Name


Majestic TV Limited

TJC Choices

TJC Beauty


Trace UK World Ltd

Trace Hits

Trace Xmas


Nickelodeon U.K. Limited

Nick Jr. Peppa

Nick Jr. PAW Patrol

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 at the National Archives.