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.

March 2021

Television services licensed in this period

Licence TypeLicensee Service Name
TLCS Game Network Limited Babestation
TLCS Zee Media Corporation Limited WION
TLCS Premier Media Broadcasting Limited LaLiga TV
TLCS Premier Media Broadcasting Limited Premier Sports 1
TLCS Premier Media Broadcasting Limited Premier Sports 2
DTPS Game Network Limited Smile TV 3

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 LiveScore Limited LiveScore TV
TLCS Vubiquity Management Ltd FilmFlex

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.

Licence Type Previous Licensee New Licensee Service Name
TLCS Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Crown 11 Limited POP (+1)
TLCS Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Crown 11 Limited Sony Movies Action
DTPS Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Crown 11 Limited Sony Channel
TLCS Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Crown 11 Limited Sony Movies Classic
TLCS Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Crown 11 Limited Sony Movies Action
TLCS Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Crown 11 Limited Sony Movies +1
TLCS Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Crown 11 Limited Sony Channel +1
TLCS Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Crown 11 Limited POP Max
TLCS Lifestyle Newco Limited Discovery Corporate Services Limited Really
TLCS Lifestyle Newco Limited Discovery Corporate Services Limited HGTV
DTPS Lifestyle Newco Limited Discovery Corporate Services Limited HGTV

Service Name Changes

The following licensees have changed the name of their service.

Licence TypeLicensee Previous Service Name New Service Name
TLCS REVENO MEDIA LTD KANAL+1 PBK EESTI
TLCSSky UK LimitedEPG SlateGeorge Floyd Killing: The Trial
TLCSSky UK LimitedSky Cinema Kids BooksSky Cinema Family
TLCSSky UK LimitedSky Cinema MusicalsSky Cinema Adventure
TLCSSky UK LimitedSky Cinema DivergentSky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror

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.