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 2017

Television services licensed in this period

Licence Type

Licensee

Service Name

TLCS

IMG Media Ltd

EDGEsport

TLCS

Viasat World Limited

Epic Drama (Polsat)

TLCS

Viasat World Limited

Epic Drama (CEE)

TLCS

Immediate Media TV Limited

Sewing Quarter

TLCS

Media Worldwide Limited

TravelXP 4K

TLCS

Media Worldwide Limited

TravelXP Europe

DTPS

PBS UK LLC

PBS America

TLCS

Square World Communications Limited

Babenation Extra

TLCS

Chiswick Park Studios Limited

YANGA! 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

Playboy TV UK/Benelux Limited

Playboy TV

TLCS

Discovery Corporate Services Limited

Animal Planet (Nordics)

TLCS

Discovery Corporate Services Limited

ID Xtra (EMEA) (HD)

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

UKTV Media Limited

GOLD

Christmas GOLD

TLCS

UKTV Media Limited

GOLD (Ireland)

Christmas Gold (Ireland)

TLCS

Playboy TV UK/Benelux Limited

ExGirlfriends

Babes&Brazzers

TLCS

Playboy TV UK/Benelux Limited

XXX18&Dirty

XXX College

TLCS

Eleven Sports Network Ltd

Eleven (BEL)

ELEVEN SPORTS 1 (BEL)

TLCS

Eleven Sports Network Ltd

Eleven Sports (BEL)

ELEVEN SPORTS 2 (BEL)

TLCS

NBC Universal International Networks Ltd

Universal Channel

E! (Romania)

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.