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.

November 2019

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   Lord Production Inc Ltd Peace TV
TLCS   Club TV Ltd Peace TV Urdu
TLCS Netplay TV Group Limited SUPERCASINO.COM

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 licensees have changed the name of their service.

Licence typeLicenseePrevious service nameNew service name
TLCS NDTV Lifestyle Limited NDTV Limited NDTV Spice
TLCS Boxing channel media limited Freesports Limited Boxnation

Service name changes

Licence typeLicensee Previous service name New service name
TLCS Sky UK Limited Sky Cinema Animation Sky Cinema Family
TLCSThe Box Plus Network LimitedBox UpfrontBox Christmas
TLCSMG Global Entertainment (Europe) LimitedXXX 18&DirtyXXX College
TLCSPenny Street TV LimitedNow 80sNow Xmas
TLCSViacom International Media Networks U.K. LimitedMTV RocksVH1 Christmas
TLCSLive Entertainment LtdLive Entertainment TVLIVE 360
TLCSBaltic Media Alliance LimitedFirst Baltic Music ChannelDom Kino Baltic

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.