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 2017

Television services licensed in this period

Licence Type

Licensee

Service Name

TLCS

Galaxy TV Limited

Galaxy TV

TLCS

Invivo Entertainment UK Limited

XYMax

TLCS

Invivo Entertainment UK Limited

XYMix

TLCS

A2Z Arabia.com Limited

A2Z Arabia

TLCS

4 Dimensions Media Network Ltd

ANA HD

TLCS

Blue Start Bond Limited

Max Kids

TLCS

Al-Shirkatul Islamiyyah

MTA International Africa 1

TLCS

Al-Shirkatul Islamiyyah

MTA International Africa 2

TLCS

Pure Media Corporation Limited

TVO Shopping

TLCS

KM Television Limited

KMTV – TV Made for Kent

TLCS

Channel 7 Limited

Channel 7

TLCS

Ride Television Network Inc

RIDE TV

TLCS

Media 2009 Limited

Fatstone TV

TLCS

Discovery Corporate Services Limited

Discovery Family (French feed) (HD)

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

Ariana Radio & Television Network

Ariana International

TLCS

PAK (UK) TV Limited

PTV Prime

TLCS

The Africa Channel Limited

The Africa Channel

TLCS

Millennium Broadcasting Ltd

Ezgi

TLCS

Millennium Broadcasting Ltd

Kanal 7 Avrupa

TLCS

Millennium Broadcasting Ltd

TVT

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

DTPS

ITV Digital Channels Limited

CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership

The Store (DTT)

TLCS

Alfratv Limited

Body in Balance Network Ltd

Body in Balance

Service name changes

The following licensees have changed the name of their service.

Licence Type

Licensee

Previous Service Name

New Service Name

DTPS

Global Music Television

Heart Summer

Heart TV

TLCS

RHF Productions Limited

Xrated Couples

Television X Pay-Per-Night

TLCS

RHF Productions Limited

Craft Market

Crafting Market

TLCS

Modern Times Group MTG

Viasat Sport Norway

Viasport +

TLCS

Modern Times Group MTG

Viasat Fotboll (Norway)

Viasport 1 (Norway)

TLCS

Geo TV Limited

GEO TEZ

GEO Kahani

TLCS

STAR India Private Limited

Star Life OK

Star Bharat

TLCS

RHF Productions Limited

Cruise Savers TV

Style & Fashion

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Cinema Superheroes

Sky Cinema Star Wars

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Sports PL

Sky Sports PL (HD)

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Sports Golf

Sky Sports Golf (HD)

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Sports Main Event (Republic of Ireland feed) (HD)

Sky Sports Main Event (ROI)

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Sports News HQ (HD)

Sky Sports News (HD)

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Sports Cricket

Sky Sports Cricket (HD)

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Sports Action

Sky Sports Action (HD)

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Sports News HQ (HD) (Republic of Ireland feed)

Sky Sports News (ROI)

TLCS

Playboy TV UK/Benelux Limited

XXX Swingers

XXX Age Gap

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.