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.

February 2021

Television services licensed in this period

Licence TypeLicenseeService Name
TLCSFlipps Media IncFite 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 TypeLicenseeService Name
TLCSThe Light Academy LtdBelieve TV
TLCSBol TV LtdRapid TV Network
TLCSRed Pepper Television & Media LimitedCinemachi Kids
TLCSRed Pepper Television & Media LimitedCinemachi Movies
TLCSRed Pepper Television & Media LimitedSmilie Tv
TLCSRed Pepper Television & Media LimitedParty TV
TLCSJawed & Sons LimitedG.ONE TV
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedDiscovery Home & Health (UK)
TLCSDiscovery Corporate Services LimitedDiscovery Shed

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
TLCSThat’s TV Broadcasting LimitedThat’s TV (Solent)That’s TV (UK)

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.