Television Broadcast Licensing Update December 2012

Television services licensed in this period


Licence Type Licensee Service Name
TLCS AETN UK History (Croatia)
TLCS Media Liberty Limited Farda
DTPS MSM Asia Limited Sony Sab
TLCS QVC Limited Twinkel TV
DTPS TXT Me TV Limited xxXpand TV

Full contact details (by channel name) are available on Ofcoms 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 Al Mustikillah Television Limited Al Mustakillah Television'
TLCS Al Mustikillah Television Limited Democracy Channel Limited'
TLCS Al Mustikillah Television Limited Diplomat Television Limited'
TLCS Open Access Group Limited 'Open Access'
TLCS Sufon Limited 'Al-Mawaddah'
TLCS Turner General Entertainment Networks India Propriatry Limited Imagine Dil Se'
TLCS Virgin Media Limited Virgin ID 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.

Licence transfers

The following licence has been transferred to a new company who is now the legal licensee.

Licence Type Previous Licensee New Licensee Service Name
TLCS Hollywood classics Movies Limited Open Heavens Media Limited OH (Open Heavens) TV
TLCS TV Legal Limited Sikh Channel Community Interest Company Limited The Sikh Channel Community Broadcasting Company Limited

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 Showcase Sky Movies Christmas
TLCS CSC Media Group Limited Dance Nation Channel Chart Show Dance
TLCS Sikh Television Limited Sikh Television Limited Akaal Channel Limited
TLCS Westernfield Limited Anc TV DOGA TV
DTPS Square 1 Management Limited Big Deal Movie Mix'


Local TV (L-DTPS) licences awarded in this period

Location Licensee Service Name
Newcastle Made Television Ltd Made in Tyne & Wear


Full contact details and accounts of decision (by location) are available on Ofcom's website under Ofcom Licensing / Local TV Licensing.

TLCS - Television Licensable Content Service Licence
DTPS – Digital Television Program Service