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.

December 2020

Television services licensed in this period

Licence TypeLicenseeService Name
TLCSGreyhound TV LtdSportyStuffTV
TLCSLiveScore LimitedLiveScore TV

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 TypeLicensee Service Name
TLCS Turner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedCartoon Network (Dutch)
TLCS Turner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedCartoon Network Pan Feed
TLCS Turner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedCartoon Network (Poland)
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedCartoon Network (Russia & Southern Eastern Europe)
TLCSStingray Digital International LimitedStingray Hits
TLCSStingray Digital International LimitedStingray Djazz
TLCSStingray Digital International LimitedStingray Music
TLCSStingray Digital International LimitedStingray Lite TV
TLCSStingray Digital International LimitedStingray Ambience
TLCSStingray Digital International LimitedStingray Festival 4K
TLCSStingray Digital International LimitedStingray Classica
TLCSStingray Digital International LimitedStingray Hits
TLCSC Music Entertainment LtdC Music TV
TLCSDplay Entertainment LimitedGolfTV
TLCSBBC Studios Distribution LimitedBBC Entertainment (Europe)
TLCSBBC Studios Distribution LimitedBBC Brit (Nordics)
TLCSBBC Studios Distribution LimitedBBC Earth (Nordics)
TLCSBBC Studios Distribution LimitedBBC First (Netherlands)
TLCSBBC Studios Distribution LimitedBBC First (Belgium)
TLCSBBC Studios Distribution LimitedBBC Brit (Norway)
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedBoomerang (Nordic)
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedADULT SWIM - FRENCH
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedBOING - FRANCE
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedBoomerang (Central)
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedBOOMERANG - FRENCH
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedTNT Poland
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedTNT Romania
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedCartoon Network (French Belgium)
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedCartoon Network (Portuguese feed)
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services Limited6'eren - Danish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedCanal 9 - Danish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedDiscovery Channel - Nordic
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedDiscovery Channel - Danish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedDiscovery Channel - Finnish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedDiscovery Channel - Swedish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedEurosport 2 - Danish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedEurosport Norge - Norwegian
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedFEM - Norwegian
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedKanal 4 - Danish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedKanal 5 - Danish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedKanal 5 - Swedish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedKanal 9 - Swedish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedKanal 11 - Swedish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedMAX - Norwegian
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedTLC - Danish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedTLC - Norwegian
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedTLC - Swedish
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedVOX - Norwegian
TLCSAbu Dhabi Media Company PJSCAbu Dhabi Channel
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedCartoon Network (French lang.)
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedCartoon Network (Pan European)
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedCartoon Network (Nordic)
TLCSTurner Broadcasting System Europe LimitedBoomerang (Pan European)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks Ltd13th Street Universal (Poland)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdDIVA Universal (Romania & Bulgaria)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdDIVA (Balkans)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdDIVA (Slovenia)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdDIVA (Serbia)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdSci Fi (Poland)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdSci Fi (Balkans exc. Slovenia)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdSci-Fi (Slovenia)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdE! (Western Europe)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdE! (Poland)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdE! (Benelux)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdE! (Balkans)
TLCSE Entertainment UK LimitedE! (France, Switzerland, Austria)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdE! (Slovenia)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdE! (Turkey, Cyprus, Greece)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdE! (Romania)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdDreamWorks (Netherlands)
TLCSNBCUniversal International Networks LtdSyfy France (Belgium)
TLCSSci-Fi Channel Europe LLCSYFY Universal (France)
TLCSBite Broadcasting Services LimitedTV3 Film
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedTV3 Sweden
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedTV6 Sweden
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedTV8 Sweden
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedTV3 Denmark
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasat Sport HD
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedTV3 Norway
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedTV3 PULS
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasat Sport (Sweden)
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasat Golf
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasat 4
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasat Fotboll
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasat Motor
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasat Hockey
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedTV10
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK Limited3+ (Denmark)
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedTV3 Sport 1 (HD)
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedTV6 (HD)
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedTV3 Sport
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasat Sport Extra
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasat Sport Finland
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasat Sport Premium
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasat Ultra HD
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasat Hockey
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasport 1 (Norway)
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasport +
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasport 3 (Norway)
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedViasport 2 (Norway)
TLCSNordic Entertainment Group UK LimitedTV3 MAX (HD)
TLCSBaby Network LimitedBaby TV
TLCSFOX NETWORKS GROUP (UK) LIMITEDFOX
TLCSFOX NETWORKS GROUP (UK) LIMITEDFOX HD
TLCSABS-CBN Europe LimitedLifestyle Network

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.

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.