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Television Broadcast Licensing Update March 2010

Television services licensed in this period

Licence Type Licensee Service Name
TLCS Playboy TV UK/Benelux Limited Adult Channel 2
TLCS Broadcast Middle East FZ LLC Farsi1
TLCS ITV Broadcasting Limited ITV1 HD (Central)
TLCS ITV Broadcasting Limited ITV1 HD (Granada/Border)
TLCS ITV Broadcasting Limited ITV1 HD (London/LWT)
TLCS ITV Broadcasting Limited ITV1 HD (Meridian/Anglia)
TLCS ITV Broadcasting Limited ITV1 HD (Wales/West)
TLCS ITV Broadcasting Limited ITV1 HD (Yorkshire/Tyne Tees)
TLCS Nickelodeon UK Limited Nickelodeon HD
TLCS REAL Digital EPG Services Limited REAL Digital
TLCS Information TV Limited Showcase 3
TLCS Information TV Limited Showcase 4
TLCS Viasat Broadcasting UK Limited Viasat Nature (CEE)
TLCS Viasat Broadcasting UK Limited Viasat Promo
TLCS WRN Limited WRN TV
TLCS Asia TV Limited Zee Caf

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 United Media Limited Al Iraq Al Jadeed
TLCS Ent. Distribution Company Limited Al Safwa
TLCS Ent. Distribution Company Limited Al Yawm
TLCS Ent. Distribution Company Limited Arabic Series Channel
DTPS S4C2 Cyf Bid TV /Screenshop (Wales)
TLCS Turner Ent. N'works International Limited* Boomerang (Italian)
TLCS Turner Ent. N'works International Limited Cartoon Network (Italian language)
TLCS Guthy-Renker (UK) Limited Celebrity Shopping Network
TLCS Ent. Distribution Company Limited Cinema 1
TLCS MTV Networks Europe MTV Base Africa
DTPS S4C2 Cyf QVC (Wales)
TLCS RAAD TV Community Interest Company RAAD TV International
TLCS Setanta Sports News Ltd Setanta Sports News
TLCS Telewest Limited Teleport Preview Channel
DTPS S4C2 Cyf Top Up TV Anytime (Wales)/CNN Int. (Wales)
DTAS S4C2 Cyf Top Up TV Data Service (Wales) / Guide Plus+
TLCS United Media Limited United Media TV
DTPS S4C2 Cyf Virgin 1

*Turner Entertainment Networks Limited
*Entertainment Distribution Company Limited

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 TLCS licensees have changed the name of their service.


Licence Type Licensee Previous Service Name New Service Name
TLCS MTV Networks Europe MTV Two MTV Rocks
TLCS MTV Networks Europe VH1 Classics MTV Classic
TLCS MTV Networks Europe MTV R MTV Shows
TLCS British Sky Broadcasting Limited Sky Movies Action/Thriller Sky Action
TLCS British Sky Broadcasting Limited Sky Movies Drama Sky DramaRom
TLCS British Sky Broadcasting Limited Sky Movies Screen 1 HD Sky Showcase
TLCS British Sky Broadcasting Limited Sky Movies HD2 Sky Thriller
TLCS Sky Arts Limited Sky Arts 1 HD Sky 3D
TLCS RHF Productions Limited Primetime 2 Cream
TLCS Sci Fi Channel Europe Limited Sci Fi (Benelux) Syfy Universal
TLCS Canis 103 Limited Nigeriamovies MOBO Films
TLCS Static 2358 Limited Playjam: Free & Prize Games FREE & Prize Playjam Games
TLCS Over 18 TV Limited Over 18 TV Elite TV 2
TLCS LA Muscle TV Limited LA Muscle TV The Active Channel
TLCS Jetix Europe Limited Jetix Scandinavia Disney XD Scandinavia
TLCS Travel Channel International Limited Travel & Cruise Travel Channel HD
TLCS Travel Channel International Limited Travel - Polish Service Travel Channel TV

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
RTSL Channel 6 Broadcasting Limited Channel 6 Limited Six TV (Fawley)
RTSL Channel 6 Broadcasting Limited Channel 6 Limited Six TV (Portsmouth)
RTSL Channel 6 Broadcasting Limited Channel 6 Limited Six TV (Southampton)

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

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