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 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   Allied Broadcasting Network Limited ABN
TLCS   Discovery Corporate Services Limited Investigation Discovery (Netherlands Feed) (HD)
TLCS Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Sony Crime Channel 2
TLCS Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd Sony Crime Channel
TLCS AMC Networks International Broadcasting Ltd Extreme Sports Channel (France)
TLCS Jim Jam Television Ltd Jim Jam (Pan European)
TLCS Jim Jam Television Ltd Jim Jam (Middle East)
TLCS AMC Networks International Broadcasting Ltd AMC (Portugese)
TLCS AMC Networks International Broadcasting Ltd AMC

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

Licence typeLicensee Previous service name New service name
TLCS Penny Street TV Limited NOW 80s Total Country
TLCS Trace UK World Ltd Christmas Starz Starz
TLCS Sky UK Limited Sky Cinema Best of 2019 Sky Cinema Best of 2019

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.