E4 Extra
Logo used since 2022
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom and Ireland
Programming
Picture format16:9 576i SDTV
Ownership
OwnerChannel Four Television Corporation
Sister channels
History
Launched29 June 2022; 21 months ago (29 June 2022)
Replaced4Music (first version)
Links
Websitewww.channel4.com/collection/e4
Availability
Terrestrial
See separate section

E4 Extra is a British free-to-air television channel owned and operated by Channel Four Television Corporation.[1] Launched on 29 June 2022,[2] it is a sibling channel to E4 and replaced 4Music, with the latter in turn replacing Box Hits which has shut down.

E4 Extra shows comedy and entertainment programming, along with repeats of some Channel 4 programmes. It had broadcast music programming in the mornings until April 2023.[3]

Idents for the new channel have been directed by Michael Marczewski, where various everyday events develop unexpectedly, such as 'most dangerous interdimensional monster' being entered alongside a village fete's massive vegetable competition.[4]

On 27 September 2022, E4 Extra moved from 139 to 138 on Sky, following the transition of Channel 4 HD from a single nationwide service on 138 to a fully regionalised version at channel 104 (108 in Wales, where S4C occupies 104). 139 was subsequently used by Sky Sci-Fi.

On 29 January 2024, Channel 4 announced in a press release that E4 Extra was among various sister channels that would be closing, saying they are "proposing to close small linear channels that no longer deliver revenues or public value at scale, including the Box channels in 2024 and others at the right time".[5]

Availability

Cable

Satellite

Terrestrial

Programming

Comedy and drama

Reality, factual and entertainment

See also

References

  1. ^ Elliott, Dave (June 13, 2022). "Channel 4 To Launch "E4 Extra" Spin-Off Channel". Geektown.
  2. ^ "E4 Brand extension sees 4Music become E4 Extra | Channel 4". www.channel4.com. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  3. ^ @4Music (June 16, 2022). "🚨 BIG NEWS FOR 4MUSIC FANS... We are moving! 🚨" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Channel 4 rolls out weird idents to launch E4 Extra". The Drum.
  5. ^ "Channel 4 shares plans to become digital-first public service streamer by 2030 | Channel 4". www.channel4.com. Retrieved 2024-01-29.