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Television Broadcast Licensing Update April 2013

Television services licensed in this period

 

Licence Type Licensee Service Name
TLCS Allied Broadcasting Network Limited ABN
TLCS Asia TV Limited Zee News
DTPS British Telecommunications Plc BT Sport 1 & BT Sport 2
TLCS B4U Network (Europe) Limited B4U AFLAM
TLCS B4U Network (Europe) Limited B4U Plus
TLCS Discovery Communications Europe Limited (DCEL) Investigation Discovery (Netherlands) (Feed)
TLCS Discovery Communications Europe Limited (DCEL) TLC (UK) (HD)
TLCS MWN Entertainment Limited M Network
TLCS TalkTalk Group Limited TalkTalk Player EPG


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 Aastha Broadcasting Network (UK) Limited Disha
TLCS Associated Newspapers Limited Text on Channel 4
DTAS Associated Newspapers Limited Text on ITV
TLCS CTV International Limited CTV (Cultural Television)
TLCS Neovision UK Limited Wojna i Pokoj HD
RTSL Middlesex Broadcasting Corporation Limited Leicester
TLCS Plus Media TR Limited MEGA TV
TLCS Plus Media TR Limited Marine Turk TV
TLCS Plus Media TR Limited DR TV
TLCS Plus Media TR Limited Super TV
TLCS Plus Media TR Limited HM TV
TLCS Plus Media TR Limited HTV
TLCS Plus Media TR Limited Avantaj Shop TV
TLCS Plus Media TR Limited Albeni TV
TLCS Westernfield Media Limited Doga TV
TLCS Westernfield Media Limited Indirimci TV

 

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

None

Service Name Changes

The following licensees have changed the name of their service.

Licence Type Licensee Previous Service Name  New Service Name
TLCS British Sky Broadcasting Limited Sky Arts Rieu (HD) Sky Arts 2 (HD)
DTAS Discovery Communications Europe Limited TLC (Bulgaria) TLC (Serbian feed)
TLCS Golden Horn (Media) Limited Vizyon Sipas t_v_i_t_r_i__n tv
TLCS Golden Horn (Media) Limited Adana Koza A_v_a_n_t_a__j TV
TLCS JML Media Limited JML +1 JML Living
TLCS JML Media Limited JML Living The Boutique

 

Local TV (L-DTPS) licensing

Ofcom published an Invitation for expressions of interest in further locations for local TV licences on 13 March 2013. The closing date for expressions of interest was 24 April 2013. We received 94 expressions of interest in the following 30 locations, which were specified in the Invitation, and are considering further licence advertisements:

 

Aberdeen Dundee Mold
Ayr Guildford Plymouth
Bangor Hereford Reading
Barnstaple Inverness Salisbury
Basingstoke Kidderminster Scarborough
Bedford Limavady Stoke on Trent
Bromsgrove Luton Stratford upon Avon
Cambridge Maidstone Swansea
Carlisle Malvern Tonbridge
Derry/Londonderry Middlesbrough York




We received 66 expressions of interest in 51 further locations where we have not determined technical feasibility.

TLCS - Television Licensable Content Service Licence
DTPS – Digital Television Program Service
DTAS – Digital Television Additional Service
RTSL – Restricted Television Service Licence

 

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