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 2018

Television services licensed in this period

Licence Type

Licensee

Service Name

TLCS

Hum Network UK Limited

Hum News

TLCS

English Club TV Ltd

English Club TV

TLCS

BBC Worldwide Ltd

CBEEBIES

TLCS

MUTV Limited

MUTV Digital

TLCS

360 Tech Limited

qtoon TV

TLCS

Flag Bearer Limited

Karbala 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 Type

Licensee

Service Name

TLCS

Jimjam Television Limited

JimJim (Benelux)

TLCS

Ummah Channel Limited

Ummah Channel +1

TLCS

5 Star Film Company Ltd

One World Television

TLCS

4D INTERACTIVE LTD

Gay 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.

Service Name Changes

The following licensees have changed the name of their service.

Licence Type

Licensee

Previous Service Name

New Service Name

TLCS

Viacom International Media Networks U.K. Limited

MTV Love

MTV OMG

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Cinema Oscars

Sky Cinema Greats

TLCS

RHF Productions Limited

Crafting Market

Shop Now TV

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Cinema Valentine

Sky Cinema Drama

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Cinema Family

Sky Cinema Animation

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Cinema Select

Sky Cinema Classics

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Cinema Action Men (HD)

Sky Cinema Action (HD)

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.