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 2017

Television services licensed in this period

Licence Type

Licensee

Service Name

TLCS

AXN Europe Limited

Sony Movie Channel

TLCS

AXN Europe Limited

Sony Max

TLCS

AETN UK

History Sweden HD

TLCS

Modern Times Group MTG Limited

Viasport 2 (Norway)

TLCS

Modern Times Group MTG Limited

Viasport 3 (Norway)

TLCS

Bite Broadcasting Services Limited

TV1000 Premium

TLCS

New Vision TV Limited

ARY Family

DTPS

The Community Channel

Together TV

TLCS

AETN UK

History Hungary SD

TLCS

Pridestone Services Ltd

Zindagi

TLCS

Pridestone Services Ltd

PAK247

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

Fox News Network LLC

Fox News Channel

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

Modern Times Group MTG Limited

Bite Broadcasting Services Limited

3+ (Estonia)

TLCS

Modern Times Group MTG Limited

Bite Broadcasting Services Limited

3+ (Latvia)

TLCS

Modern Times Group MTG Limited

Bite Broadcasting Services Limited

CTC Estonia

TLCS

Modern Times Group MTG Limited

Bite Broadcasting Services Limited

CTC Baltics

TLCS

Modern Times Group MTG Limited

Bite Broadcasting Services Limited

Viasat Sport (Baltics)

Service name changes

The following licensees have changed the name of their service.

Licence Type

Licensee

Previous Service Name

New Service Name

TLCS

CSC Media Group Limited

True Movies

True Christmas

DTPS

CSC Media Group Limited

True Movies +1

True Christmas +1

TLCS

Ideal Shopping Direct Limited

Ideal Extra

Ideal Xmas

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Sports Box Office

Sky Ocean Health

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Cinema Sci-fi

Sky Cinema Sci-fi & Horror

TLCS

QVC

QVC Style

QVC Christmas

TLCS

Open Heavens Media Limited

OH TV

FAME TV

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Cinema Family HD

Sky Cinema Animation HD

TLCS

Sky UK Limited

Sky Cinema Sci-fi & Horror

Sky Cinema Halloween

TLCS

NBC Universal Global Networks UK

Movies 24

Christmas 24

TLCS

NBC Universal Global Networks UK

Movies 24+

Christmas 24+

TLCS

Viasat World Limited

TV1000 Comedy (HD)

VIP Comedy

TLCS

Viasat World Limited

TV1000 Megahits (HD)

VIP Megahits

TLCS

Viasat World Limited

TV1000Premium (HD)

VIP Premium

TLCS

Viasat World Limited

ViP Megahits

ViP Megahit

TLCS

Viasat World Limited

ViP Premium

ViP Premiere

TLCS

Discovery Corporate Services Limited

ID Xtra (Hungarian Feed)

ID: Investigation Discovery (Hungarian Feed)

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.