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.

October 2019

Television services licensed in this period

Licence typeLicensee Service name
TLCS Discovery Corporate Services Limited Quest Ireland
TLCS Stingray Digital International Limited Stingray Djazz
TLCS Stingray Digital International Limited Stingray Festival 4K

Full contact details (by channel name) are available on Ofcom's website.

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;
  • revoked as a matter of routine (usually for non-payment of the annual licence fee); or
  • the licensee ceases to exist (has been liquidated or become dissolved).
Licence typeLicenseeService name
TLCS   Blue Star Bond Limited Max Kids
TLCS   Coral Racing Limited Coral TV

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 typeLicenseePrevious service nameNew service name
TLCS Sky UK Limited Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror Sky Cinema Halloween
TLCS Sky UK Limited Movies 24 Christmas 24
TLCS Sky UK Limited Movies 24 Christmas 24+
TLCS Penny Street TV Limited Unseen TV Say TV

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.