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 2020

Television services licensed in this period

Licence TypeLicenseeService Name
TLCSViewgate LtdAlmagharibia
TLCSDeen TV LimitedDeen TV
TLCSNews UK & Ireland LimitedNews UK TV
DTPSLocal TV LimitedManchester 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 TypeLicensee Service Name
TLCS The Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Channel (Polish Language Service)
TLCS The Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Channel (Norway)
TLCS The Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Channel (Denmark)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Channel Middle East
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Junior (Portuguese Language Service)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Junior (CEMA Languages)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Junior (Polish Language Service)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Junior (Scandinavia)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Junior UK
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Channel (HD)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Channel (Sweden)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Channel (Czech, Hungary, Slovak Language Service)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney XD (UK)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney XD (Sweden)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Channel (Romanian Language Service)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney Channel (Bulgarian Language Service)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedBaby TV
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney XD (Polish Language Service)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedDisney XD (Greece)
TLCSThe Walt Disney Company LimitedYour TV and Your TV+1
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedFilmBox ArtHouse
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedFILMBOX FAMILY
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedFilmbox (Czech Republic,Slovakia,Romania,Hungary)
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedFilmbox Premium (Slovakia and Czech Republic)
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedFilmbox Premium (Hungary)
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedFilmbox Plus
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedFilmbox Baltics
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedFilmbox Premium (Romania)
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedFilmbox Extra HD (Europe)
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedFilmbox Extra (HD) (Romania)
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedFilmbox Extra HD
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedFilmbox Turkey
TLCSFilmbox International LimitedKino Polska International
TLCSViasat World LimitedViasat Nature HD/Viasat History HD
TLCSDove Media LtdNew Silk Road TV (China 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.

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.