This is a list of former TV channels in the United Kingdom.

EPG numbers are displayed in the columns to the left under the relevant service names.

Analogue

For former ITV franchise holders, see History of ITV.

ATT British Satellite Broadcasting Sky Television/Sky Multichannels Analogue cable Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
Bristol Channel Rediffusion 1975-03-14[1] Bristol only.[2]
Wellingborough Cablevision Wellingborough Traders Television Relay 1975-03-24[3] Wellingborough only.
Sheffield Cablevision British Relay Wireless 1976-01-02[4] Sheffield only.[2]
Greenwich Cablevision Greenwich Cablevision Ltd c.1983 Greenwich only. Volunteer-run in later years.
Swindon Viewpoint EMI and Radio Rentals 1980[5] Swindon only. Closed as staffed operation in 1980, continued volunteer run til present day
Channel 40 Milton Keynes Development Corporation, Post Office Telecommunications 1979 Milton Keynes only. Replaced with Cable Radio Milton Keynes.[6]
Avon TV 1981 Bristol only.[1]
T.E.N. (The Entertainment Network) Rediffusion, Visionhire, Plessey, Rank Organisation 1985-06-02 Replaced with Mirrorvision.[7]
202 Mirrorvision Mirror Group Newspapers 1986-04-01 Merged with Premiere.[8]
Music Box Virgin Vision 1987-01-30 Replaced by Super Channel
Star Channel British Telecommunications plc 1987 Merged with Premiere[9]
Premiere Maxwell Communications Corporation, Goldcrest Films, HBO, Showtime 1989/07
The Arts Channel Sky Television plc 1989
Now BSkyB 1990-12-01 Replaced with Sky News.
Galaxy BSkyB 1990-12-02 Transponder space handed to Sky One
The Power Station BSkyB 1991-04-08 Transponder space handed to Sky Movies.
The Comedy Channel BSkyB 1992-09-30 Replaced with Sky Movies Gold.
Sky Arts BSkyB 1992-12-31 Marcopolo satellites sold and signals shut.
Lifestyle W H Smith 1993-01-24 Astra transponder 5 becomes Vox
Lifestyle Satellite Jukebox W H Smith 1993-01-24 Astra transponder 5 becomes Vox
Screensport W H Smith & ESPN 1993-03-01 Merged with Eurosport.
Wire TV Mirror Television 1995/05 Replaced by L!VE TV.
The Identity Channel BET Networks (Viacom) 1996 Financial difficulties.[10]
TV Asia Dolphin Group 1997-01-01 Sold to Zee Entertainment Enterprises. Replaced with Zee TV.
SelecTV SelecTV plc 1997-02-14 Sold to Carlton Communications, rebranded as Carlton Select.[11]
Granada Talk TV Granada Sky Broadcasting (GSB) 1997-08-31
Sky 2 BSkyB 1997-08-31
West Herts TV Telecential 1997 Hemel Hempstead only.
CMT Europe Gaylord Entertainment Company 1998-03-31 [12]
The Children's Channel United Artists Programming Ltd 1998-04-03
The Weather Channel IWP 1998/04 [13]
Sky Scottish BSkyB, SMG plc 1998-05-31 Closed because it fails to meet its financial targets.[14]
Channel One Associated Newspapers 1998-09-02 London only.[15]
Channel One West Associated Newspapers 1998-09-21 Bristol only.[1]
NBC Europe General Electric 1998
Sky Soap BSkyB 1999-04-30
Swindon Cable NTL 2000-06-01 Swindon only.
TNT Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2000-07-01 Replaced with Turner Classic Movies.
UHF 48 Lanarkshire TV Thistle Technology Group Ltd 2001 Lanarkshire only. Replaced By Thistle TV
UHF 66 TV Local Bristol Local Broadcasting Group (Einstein Channel plc) 2002/10 Bristol only. Financial difficulties.[1]
UHF 49 Channel Six Dundee Channel 6 Broadcasting Ltd 2002 Dundee only. Financial difficulties.[16]
UHF 52 Herts TV Local Broadcasting Group (Einstein Channel plc) 2002 Hertford and Ware only.[17] Financial difficulties.[18]
NTL Cable 7 NTL 2002 [19]
Taunton TV TV Local 2002 Taunton and Wellington only.[20]
UHF 54 TV12 TV12 ltd 2002 Isle of Wight only.
UHF 52 Edinburgh Television TV Local 2003 Edinburgh only.
UHF 29 Portsmouth TV MyTV Network Limited 2004-03-19 Portsmouth only.[21] Entered administration.
UHF 29/55 Southampton TV MyTV Network Limited 2004-03-19 Southampton only. Entered administration.
UHF 33 Northants TV Midlands Cable TV 2004 Northampton only.
UHF 48 Thistle TV Thistle Television Ltd 2005-05-17 Signal problems. Lanarkshire only.[22]
L!VE TV Mirror Group Newspapers 1999-10-31 Returned in 2003.
UHF 54 Solent TV Island Volunteers Group 2007-05-24 Isle of Wight only. Nationally available on Sky.[23]
Hellenic TV Hellenic Television Ltd 2008-12-17
UHF 48/21 C9TV U C Business Ltd 2008 Coleraine, Derry and Limavady only.
UHF 47/29/55 Six TV Six TV Broadcasting (Milestone Group) 2009/04 Oxford and Southampton only. Failed to secure a guaranteed digital channel.[24]
UHF 49 Capital TV Capital TV Ltd 2009 Cardiff only.[25]
UHF 54 York@54 EBS New Media 2011 York only.
JSTV NHK Cosmomedia (Europe) Limited 2012-01-31
UHF 62 NVTV Northern Visions Limited 2012-10-23 Belfast only.

Digital

Year

2000

DTT Sky NTL Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
34 Carlton Kids Carlton Communications plc 2000-02-01 Timeshared with Carlton World. Replaced with Discovery Kids.
34 Carlton World Carlton Communications plc 2000-02-01 Timeshared with Carlton Kids. Replaced with Discovery Wings.
35 Carlton Select Carlton Communications plc 2000/03 Timeshared with Carlton Food Network.
45 Games Channel 2000-06-08 Replaced with ONGames 1
688 Channel East 2000-07-23 Financial difficulties resulting in loss of satellite uplink
823 B4U>Direct Digital Broadcasting Company & B4U 2000-08-01 Financial difficulties.
20 ONDigital Information ONDigital 2000 (Summer/Autumn) Replaced with ONView
698 MBI MBI Minaj Broadcast International 2000-12-06

2001

DTT Sky NTL Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
966 BBC Choice Northern Ireland BBC 2001-03-31 Replaced by a digital version of BBC Two Northern Ireland.
964 BBC Choice Scotland BBC 2001-03-31 Replaced by a digital version of BBC Two Scotland.
965 BBC Choice Wales BBC 2001-03-31 Replaced by BBC 2W.
141 SceneOne Flextech 2001/03 Repositioned as a T-commerce hub.[26]
441 611 MTV Extra MTV Networks Europe 2001-05-01 Replaced with MTV Hits.
47 ONOffer ONdigital 2001 (Spring/Summer)
46 ONGames 2 ONdigital 2001 (Spring/Summer)
45 ONGames 1 ONdigital 2001-07-11 Replaced with Two Way TV
43 522 Simply Money Invest TV 2001-07-11 Replaced with Simply Shopping on Sky.
6 119 113 S2 SMG plc 2001-07-27 Replaced with ITV2 and ITV Sport Channel. Scotland only.
799 U>Direct film previews Digital Broadcasting Company 2001-07-31 Went into liquidation.[27]
800–827 U>Direct Digital Broadcasting Company 2001-07-31 Went into liquidation.[27]
432 U>Direct Sport Digital Broadcasting Company 2001-08-01 Went into liquidation.[27]
725 Lions TV Premium TV (NTL) 2001/08 Temporary channel for the 2001 British Lions tour to Australia.
999 Sky Latest BSkyB 2001-08-20 Replaced with Sky Customer Channel.
567 .tv BSkyB 2001-09-02 Low audience ratings.
202 Liberty TV 2001-10-05 Replaced with Life TV
461 Whereits.at TV David Rose 2001-10-10 Financial difficulties.[28]
35 297 Taste CFN Carlton Communications plc 2001-11-30
46 Two Way TV 2001-12-31
47 211 Wellbeing Granada & Boots Group 2001-12-31

2002

DTT Sky NTL Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
6 117 UTV2 UTV Media 2002-01-22 Replaced with ITV2. Northern Ireland only.
682 Asia 1 TV Reminiscent TV Network 2002-02-04 Financial difficulties.[29][30]
691 Lashkara TV Reminiscent TV Network 2002-02-04 Financial difficulties.[29][30]
683 Sonali TV Reminiscent TV Network 2002-02-06 Financial difficulties.[29][31]
683 UC Lanka UC Lanka Ltd 2002-02-21
692 Gurjari Reminiscent TV Network 2002-02-22 Financial difficulties.[29][32]
693 CEE(i)TV Reminiscent TV Network 2002-02-22 Financial difficulties.[29][32]
694 Anjuman TV Reminiscent TV Network 2002-02-22 Financial difficulties.[29][32]
16 ITV Text + ITV Digital 2002/02
13 553 127 245 BBC Knowledge BBC 2002-03-02 Replaced with BBC Four and CBeebies.
19 633 634 867 Shop! Granada & Littlewoods 2002-04-08
51 ITV Select 1 ITV Digital 2002-04-22 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration
52 ITV Select 2 ITV Digital 2002-04-22 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration
53 ITV Select 3 ITV Digital 2002-04-22 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration
54 ITV Select 4 ITV Digital 2002-04-22 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration
55 ITV Select 5 ITV Digital 2002-04-22 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration
31 136 114 283 Granada Breeze Granada Sky Broadcasting (GSB) 2002-04-30
178 306 160 Tara Television Raidió Teilifís Éireann & United Pan-Europe Communications 2002-04-30 Wound up by the High Court in April 2002.
98 111/729 ITV Sport Select ITV Digital 2002/04 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration.
99 ITV Sport Plus ITV Digital 2002/04 Closed by ITV Digital after going into administration.
35 ITV Digital Preview ITV Digital 2002-05-01 Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting.
47 ITV Select Previews ITV Digital 2002-05-01 Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting.
50 ITV Select Information ITV Digital 2002-05-01 Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting.
88 ITV Digital Information ITV Digital 2002-05-01 Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting.
20 727 ITV Sport Channel ITV Digital 2002-05-12 Removed after ITV Digital ceased broadcasting.
673 Inspiration Network 2002-06-01 Financial difficulties.[33]
878 ITN Radio ITN 2002-06-01 Financial difficulties.[34]
Bright Blue Energis 2002-06-15 [35]
516 The Money Channel Adam Faith and Paul Killik 2002/06 Financial difficulties.
576 Einstein.tv Einstein Channel plc 2002-07-24 Financial difficulties.[36]
910 TEAMtalk 252 TEAMtalk Media Group plc 2002-07-31 Financial difficulties.[37]
464 Digital Classics TV 2002-08-08 Financial difficulties.[38]
455 Vibe TV 2002-09-02 [39]
217 100 151 Play UK UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Flextech) 2002-09-30 Replaced with UKTV History on 30 October 2002.[40]
649 Home Shopping Europe 2002-10-01 Financial difficulties.
816 Sirasa TV Maharajah Television 2002-10-28
657 Shop Aid TV 2002-10-31
625 Channel One Channel One Liverpool Ltd (DMGT) 2002 Liverpool only. Financial difficulties.[41]
434 F1 Digital+ Formula One Management 2002/12 Financial difficulties.
801 Asianet Asianet Communications Limited 2002
608 BET on Jazz BET Networks (Viacom) 2002 Carriage agreement not renewed.
56 For Adults Only 1 ITV Digital 2002
57 For Adults Only 2 ITV Digital 2002

2003

DTT Sky NTL Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
118 The Studio NTL and Vivendi Universal 2003-01-01 Financial difficulties and failed contract negotiations for carriage on Sky and Telewest.[42]
410 The Racing Channel The Racing Network International 2003-02-03
193 803 Channel Health 2003-02-05 Financial difficulties.[43][44]
7 115 126 111 BBC Choice BBC 2003-02-09 Replaced with BBC Three.
35 35 Carlton Select Carlton Communications plc 2003/03 Closed due to the closure of ITV Digital. Timeshared with Carlton Food Network until 2000.
889 The Scene 2003-03-09 [45]
665 Chart Shop TV CSC Media Group 2003-03-12 Replaced with Video Vault.[46]
644 Shop USA 2003-03-18
952 CPD / Dental TV 2003-03-25 [47]
28 309 425 Carlton Cinema Carlton Communications plc 2003-03-31 Ceased broadcasting due failed contract negotiations for carriage on Sky.[48]
906 Rampage Radio First 2003/03 [47]
645 Simply Music Simply Media 2003-04-14 Replaced with Simply Shop+.
579 Simply Nature Simply Media 2003-04-14
581 Simply Einstein Simply Media 2003-04-14
905 Relax with a Book 2003/04 [49]
262 Simply Nostalgia Simply Media 2003-05-01 Financial difficulties.[50]
645 Simply Shop+ Simply Media 2003-05-01 Financial difficulties.[50]
826 Simply Asian Simply Media 2003-05-01 Financial difficulties.[50]
326 715 FilmFour Extreme Channel Four Television Corporation 2003-05-05 Timeshared with FilmFour World. Replaced with FilmFour Weekly.[51]
325 716 FilmFour World Channel Four Television Corporation 2003-05-05 Timeshared with FilmFour Extreme. Replaced with FilmFour Weekly.[51]
952 Automotive Channel 2003/05
414 Red Button Races 2003-06-18 Financial difficulties.
461 P-Rock 2003-06-24 Financial difficulties.
882 ART Europe Arab Radio and Television Network 2003-06-25 Replaced with MBC.
619 Toons and Tunes CSC Media Group 2003-06-26 Replaced with Pop.
305 708 405 Sky Movies Premier Widescreen BSkyB 2003-06-03 Ceased broadcasting due to widescreen content being broadcast on all other Sky Movies channels.
913 Apna Radio 2003-07-24 Financial difficulties.[52]
52 NTL Interactive NTL 2003 (Summer) MHEG electronic programme guide, with listings for ITV Digital channels.
22 CBM CBM Media 2003-08-06 Channel never launched due to CBM failing to meet the contract launch conditions.[53][54]
814 Ekushey TV Ekushey Television (Pvt) Ltd. 2003-09-01 Licensing problems in Bangladesh.[55]
247 MBE (Major Black Entertainment) 2003-09-03
244 903 732 CNX Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2003-09-08 Replaced with Toonami.
774 Erotika 4 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern & Shell) 2003-10-16
775 Erotika 5 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern & Shell) 2003-10-16
776 Erotika 6 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern & Shell) 2003-10-16
689 TX1 2003-10-30 [56]
50 FourText Intelfax 2003-12-16 Replaced with Teletext on 4.[57]
691 Mobile Crazy TV 2003-12-24 Financial difficulties.[58]

2004

DTT Sky NTL Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
772 Erotika 2 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern & Shell) 2004-02-02
773 Erotika 3 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern & Shell) 2004-02-02
771 Erotika 1 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern & Shell) 2004-03-01
564 137 225 UK Horizons UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Flextech) 2004-03-08 Replaced with UKTV Documentary and UKTV People.[59]
565 226 UK Horizons +1 UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Flextech) 2004-03-08 [59]
17 631 115 870 TV Travel Shop TV Travel Shop 2004-04-16 DTT allocation bought by Top Up TV. Sky EPG slot bought by iBuy.
632 633 TV Travel Shop 2 TV Travel Shop 2004-04-16 Sky EPG slot bought by iBuy2.
669 Going Places TV My Travel plc 2004-05-06 Financial difficulties.[60]
933 Century Radio Capital Radio Group 2004-06-29 Removed in favour of national carriage of Century Digital. Gateshead regional headend only.
620 Pop Plus CSC Media Group 2004-07-27 Replaced with Tiny Pop.
878 Student Broadcast Network Campus Media 2004-09-23 Financial difficulties.[61]
844 Bollywood Films Red Hot Films 2004-09-23 Low subscriber numbers.[62]
820 ART Movies Arab Radio and Television Network 2004-10-01 Low subscriber numbers.[63]
821 ART Music Arab Radio and Television Network 2004-10-01 Low subscriber numbers.[63]
822 MBC Arab Radio and Television Network 2004-10-01 Low subscriber numbers.[63]
823 LBC Arab Radio and Television Network 2004-10-01 Low subscriber numbers.[63]
425 iSports TV Digital Interactive Television Group 2004-10-06 Sky EPG slot bought by Channel 425.
663 Factory Outlet Eagle Road Studios Limited 2004-10-08 Replaced with Gems TV.
637 Shop America 2004-10-20 Sky EPG slot bought by Express Shopping Channel.[64]
118 101 128 Plus Granada Sky Broadcasting 2004-11-01 Closed down by ITV plc and GSB as part of a deal to carry ITV3 on Sky. Replaced with ITV3.
660 924 Auction World.tv Auctionworld Ltd 2004-11-19 Parent company forced into administration and licence revoked by Ofcom.[65]
649 Chase-it.tv Auctionworld Ltd 2004-11-19 Parent company forced into administration and licence revoked by Ofcom.[66]
238 Bonanza 2004-12-06 Replaced with Majestic TV.
656 Shop Smart Shop Smart Television Ltd 2004-12-11 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[67]

2005

DTT Sky NTL Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
413 811 525 Eurosport News TF1 Group 2005-01-10 Replaced with Eurosport 2.
837 NSAT 2005-02-04 [68]
211 ACTV 2005-02-14 [69]
36 Top Up TV Sampler Top Up TV 2005/02 Replaced with Xtraview.
428 TWC Re:Loaded The Wrestling Channel Ltd. 2005-03-21 Slot bought by CSC Media Group. Ceased broadcasting for Movies 333.[70]
56 Teletext TV Guide Teletext Ltd. 2005-03-23 Replaced with Teletext Cars
670 Authentic TV 2005-04-03
663 Snatch It! Eagle Road Studios Limited 2005-05-12 Replaced with Gems TV 2.
793 SAB TV Sri Adhikari Brothers Television Network Limited 2005/05 Purchased by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sky EPG slot given to MATV National.[71]
686 txt me 2005-07-01 Replaced with The Soundtrack Channel.
770 Boro TV NTL 2005/07 Teesside only.
771 Boro TV Extra NTL 2005/07 Teesside only.
36 Xtraview Top Up TV 2005-08-31 Space revoked by Channel 4 to launch More 4.
696 Exchange & Mart TV 2005-08-08 [72]
180 You TV 3 Trustar Global Media 2005-09-06 Returned on 4 October 2005 as You TV 2 Extra.
898 Big Blue Radio Chelsea F.C. 2005-09-14
259 Unlimited TV 2005-09-30 Replaced with The Audi Channel.
823 LBC Europe Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation 2005-10-01 Low subscriber numbers.
247 Classics TV 2005-10-10 Replaced with Dove Vision.
81 525 617 617 ITV News Channel ITV plc 2005-12-23 Replaced with ITV4 and CITV.

2006

DTT Sky NTL:Telewest Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
647 TelSell Tel Sell BV 2006-01-09 Sky EPG slot bought by Pitch TV Plus.
860 881/925 The Storm GCap Media 2006-01-23 Replaced with Chill.[73]
336 Matinee Movies sit-up Ltd 2006-01-31 Bought by Dolphin Broadcast Services Ltd. Replaced with Movies4Men.
339 Bad Movies sit-up Ltd 2006-01-31 Bought by Dolphin Broadcast Services Ltd. Replaced with ACTIONMAX.
172 Game Network Cellcast Group 2006-02-20 Replaced with Babestation.
871 882 The Mix GCap Media 2006-02-20 Replaced with Fun Radio. Ex-NTL only.
214 L!VE TV Mirror Group Newspapers 2006-02-28 Replaced with Babeworld.
364 345 The Amp CSC Media Group 2006-03-01 Replaced with Bliss
602 614 Cartoon Network +1 Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2006-03-06 Replaced with original version of Cartoon Network Too on 24 April 2006 and then Cartoonito on 24 May 2007. Was relaunched on 1 April 2014.
277 London TV Visit London 2006-03-14 Replaced with Celebrity Shopping.
613 698/726 Toon Disney Disney-ABC Television Group 2006-03-16 Replaced with Disney Cinemagic
541 UKTV People +1 UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Flextech) 2006-04-18 Replaced with UKTV Drama +1 on 2 May 2006.
0167 Jazz FM GMG Radio 2006-05-06 [74]
0163 Apple FM 2006-05-25 [75]
0132 871 PrimeTime Radio Roger De Haan 2006-06-02 Ex-NTL only.[76]
852 Quiz TV Quiz TV Limited 2006-06-23
106 YooPlay Games YooMedia 2006-07-18 Replaced with Virgin Radio.
325 715 FilmFour Weekly Channel Four Television Corporation 2006-07-19 Ceased broadcasting when the subscription service ended. Ex-NTL only.[77]
672 GDTV One TV plc 2006/07 Financial difficulties.[78]
667 One TV One TV plc 2006/07 Financial difficulties.[78] Licence revoked by Ofcom.[79]
346 172/315 VH2 MTV Networks Europe 2006-08-01 Replaced with MTV Flux.
674 Treasures.tv Treasures TV Limited 2006-08-17
202 141 Trouble Reload Flextech 2006-09-09 Replaced with Trouble +1.
841 Avago YooMedia 2006-10-04 Replaced with Gala TV.
339 ACTIONMAX Dolphin Broadcast Services Ltd 2006-10-09 Replaced with Movies4Men 2.
0204 Virgin Radio Party Classics SMG plc 2006/10 [80]
786 Vectone Urdu Vectone Media Limited 2006-11-10 [81]
794 Vectone One Vectone Media Limited 2006-11-10 [81]
796 Vectone Tamil Vectone Media Limited 2006-11-10 [81]
800 Vectone Bangla Vectone Media Limited 2006-11-10 [81]
803 Vectone Punjab Vectone Media Limited 2006-11-10 [81]
811 Vectone Sinhla Vectone Media Limited 2006-11-10 [81]
812 Vectone Two Vectone Media Limited 2006-11-10 [81]
512 820 South Asia World Asia TV Ltd 2006-11-11 Ex-Telewest only.[82]
821 Vectone 2U Vectone Media Limited 2006-11-24
504 Channel 4 HD Channel Four Television Corporation 2006-11-30 Crystal Palace only. Returned on 10 December 2007.
505 Five HD Channel 5 Broadcasting (RTL Group) 2006-11-30 Crystal Palace only. Returned on 13 July 2010.
503 118 ITV HD ITV plc 2006-11-30 Crystal Palace and ex-Telewest only. Returned on 7 June 2008.
0113 961 Century Digital GMG Radio 2006-12-14 Station sold to GMG Radio, EPG slots retained by GCap Media and given to theJazz.[83]

2007

DTT Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
854 Channel 854 William Hill plc & YooMedia 2007-01-03
916 Look4Love Television Concepts Limited 2007/01 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[84]
918 Look 4 Love 2 Television Concepts Limited 2007/01 Went into liquidation. Licence revoked by Ofcom.[85]
638 Price Busters TV MK Promotions 2007-02-22
681 Price Busters TV 2 MK Promotions 2007-02-22
524 221 Discovery Wings Discovery Networks UK 2007-02-28 Replaced with Discovery Turbo.
615 721 Discovery Kids Discovery Networks UK 2007-02-28 Replaced with Discovery Turbo.
528 228/231 Adventure One NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox International Channels) 2007-03-01 Replaced with National Geographic Wild.
43 Top Up TV Promo Top Up TV 2007-03-01 Replaced with Setanta Sports 1.
659 EeZee tv eeZee tv Limited 2007-03-03 Replaced with JML Direct TV
107 Top Up TV Active Top Up TV 2007-03-05
31 856 ITV Play ITV plc 2007-03-13 Ceased broadcasting due to phone-in fraud scandal.[86]
193 Rapture TV Rapture Television plc 2007-03-19 Ceased broadcasting on Sky following EPG fees dispute.[87]
724 3C EMAP 2007-03-24
102 Teletext Cars Teletext Ltd. 2007-04-02
330 More 24 NBC Universal Global Networks 2007-04-02 Replaced with Movies 24 +.
929 Red Hot Climax RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2007-04-03
931 Red Hot Reality RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2007-04-03
849 The Daily Quiz! Big Game TV 2007-04-25
840 The Great Big British Quiz Play To Win TV 2007-05-04
483 PremPlus HD BSkyB 2007-05-06 Match rights transferred to Setanta Sports and ceased broadcasting. Replaced with Sky Sports HDX.
602 732 Toonami Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2007-05-24 Replaced with new version of Cartoon Network Too along with launch of Cartoonito.
219 Solent TV Island Volunteers Group 2007-05-24 [23]
483 Sky Sports HDX BSkyB 2007-05-26 Temporary channel.
631 IBuy IAC/HSN 2007-05-28 Replaced with JML Direct TV.
632 IBuy 2 IAC/HSN 2007-05-28 Replaced with Shop Now TV.
217 Quiznation Optimistic Entertainment 2007-05-31
0112 923 Core Radio GCap Media 2007-07-03
0174 925 Chill GCap Media 2007-07-03 [88] Returned on 3 November 2008.
157 Bonanza unknown 2007-07-20 Replaced with Film 24 on the same day.
0175 960 Capital Disney GCap Media 2007-07-29
0109 919 Classic Gold GCap Media 2007-08-03 Replaced by Gold after merger with Capital Gold.
0123 859 Capital Gold GCap Media 2007-08-03 Replaced by Gold after merger with Classic Gold.
890 Info Zone Virgin Media 2007-08-14 Replaced with PIN Protection Help. Ex-Telewest only.
135 Life TV Life TV Media 2007-08-20 Ceased broadcasting for Channel 4 +1.
136 Life 24 Life TV Media 2007-08-20 Ceased broadcasting for Channel 4 HD.
137 Life Showcase TV Life TV Media 2007-08-20 Ceased broadcasting for Film4 +1.
194 BEN 2 Greener Technology Limited 2007-08-28
480 501 PremPlus BSkyB 2007-09-11 Match rights transferred to Setanta Sports and ceased broadcasting.
502 PremPlus 2 BSkyB 2007-09-11 Match rights transferred to Setanta Sports and ceased broadcasting. Ex-NTL only.
15 170 161 ABC1 Disney-ABC Television Group 2007-09-26 Replaced with Playhouse Disney +1 on 30 October 2007 on Sky.
20 153 122 Ftn Virgin Media Television 2007-10-01 Channel was relaunched and revamped as Virgin 1 on 1 October 2007.
154 123 Ftn +1 Virgin Media Television 2007-10-01 Channel was relaunched and revamped as Virgin 1 +1 on 1 October 2007.
729 0208 Radio Music Shop Somethin' Else 2007-10-05
19 269 263 UKTV Bright Ideas UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Virgin Media) 2007-10-14 Timeshared with Dave +1 and now Dave +1 uses UKTV Bright Ideas hours.
522 217 Discovery Civilisation Discovery Networks UK 2007-11-01 Replaced with Discovery Knowledge.[89]
377 MinX CSC Media Group 2007-11-22 Replaced with NME TV.
924 Red Hot Wives RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2007-11-22 Replaced with Red Hot Girl Girl on Sky.
120 Virgin Central 2 Virgin Media Television 2007-12-11 Replaced with VTV Music on Demand.
359 350 Classic FM TV GCap Media 2007-12-11 Replaced with OMusic TV on Sky.
186 Legal TV TV Legal Limited 2007-12-17 Replaced with Red TV.
192 MKTV Jawad Siddiqui 2007-12-21 Financial difficulties.
652 Vector 24/7 Vector Direct 2007-12-27 Replaced with JML Choice.
656 Shop Vector + Vector Direct 2007-12-27 Replaced with JML Innovation.
423 The Golf Channel JJB Sports 2007-12-31 Sky EPG slot bought by Setanta.
677 Deal TV Deal TV Ltd 2007 [90]

2008

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
832 Leonardo Sitcom Group 2008-01-07 Ex-Telewest only.
204 OBE TV +1 OBE TV Ltd 2008-01-08 OBE TV's Sky EPG slot bought by DMAX, OBE TV moved to 204.
855 Quiz Call Ostrich Media (owned by iTouch) 2008-01-08 Ceased broadcasting before moving to Channel 5.
717 0127 Oneword Radio UBC Media 2008-01-11 Financial problems.
663 Vinappris Vinappris Limited 2008-01-11
832 DD News Doordarshan 2008-01-22 Sky EPG slot bought by 9X.[91][92] Distributor entered liquidation.[93]
346 325 MTV Flux MTV Networks Europe 2008-02-01 Replaced with MTV ONE +1.
632 JML Direct 2 JML Direct Limited 2008-02-07 Replaced with JML Lifestyle.
657 JML Extra JML Direct Limited 2008-02-07 Replaced with JML Solutions.
357 B4 CSC Media Group 2008-03-26 Replaced with Flava.
0202 953 Virgin Radio Groove SMG plc 2008-04-17
549 Discovery Channel +1.5 Discovery Networks UK 2008-04-21 Replaced with Discovery Science +1.
482 Red Hot Asians RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2008-04-22
205 FX +1 Fox International Channels (News Corporation) 2008-04-28 Replaced with FX HD.
819 Sahara Filmy Sahara One Media and Entertainment Limited 2008-04-24 Sky EPG slot bought by SAB TV.[94]
627 POP +1 CSC Media Group 2008-05-19 Replaced with Kix!.
367 Flaunt +1 CSC Media Group 2008-06-04 Replaced with Pop Girl +1.
800 RoA Ravensbourne 2008-06-11 Temporary channel for Rave on Air 2008. Chislehurst only.[95]
363 Bliss +1 CSC Media Group 2008-06-11 Capacity used for AnimeCentral/Showcase TV.
197 Life One Life TV Media 2008-06-16 Suddenly went off air. Replaced with Life.
654 & 678 758 Price Crash Price Crash TV Ltd 2008-06-17 Entered administration.[96]
833 DD India Doordarshan 2008-06-18 Sky EPG slot bought by 9XM.[97] Distributor entered liquidation.[93]
270 Performance Channel Eicom plc 2008-07-01
821 Channel Punjab Channel Punjab UK Ltd. 2008-07-09 Entered liquidation.[93][98]
18 360 330 The Hits Box Television (Bauer Group/Channel Four Television Corporation) 2008-08-15 Replaced with 4Music.
199 AnimeCentral CSC Media Group 2008-08-27 Replaced with Showcase TV.
946 Red Hot Raw RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2008-08-28
947 Red Hot Viewers RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2008-08-28
667 JML Solutions JML Direct Limited 2008-09-06 Replaced with JML CookShop.
887 Applause Canis Media 2008-09-08 Replaced with Nigeria Movies.
260 Performance Mainstreet Eicom plc 2008-09-10 Replaced with Rock on TV.
888 Awareness TV Canis Media 2008-09-15 Replaced with Ocean Finance.
258 UKTV Style 2 UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Virgin Media) 2008-09-15 Replaced with Watch. Sky only.
666 JML Innovation JML Direct Limited 2008-09-23 Replaced with JML BeautyShop.
911 Playboy One Playboy Enterprises 2008-10-01 Replaced with Paul Raymond TV.
257 Sky Arts +1 BSkyB 2008-10-20 Replaced with Sky Arts 2.
0113 961 TheJazz Global Radio 2008-11-03 Replaced with Chill.
204 Pulse +1 Portland Interactive Ltd 2008-11-09 Replaced with HiTV.
681 World Wide Shop Enterr10 Media UK Limited 2008-11-19 [99]
375 Scuzz +1 CSC Media Group 2008-11-21 Sky EPG slot bought by NHK World TV.
207 Pulse +30 mins Portland Interactive Ltd 2008-11-24 Sky EPG slot bought by OBE TV.
272 The Baby Channel Simply Media 2008-11-24 Replaced with Simply Movies.
547 The Business Channel LITV Limited 2008-11-20 Went bankrupt.
721 0182 Mojo Radio Bauer Radio 2008-11-30
104 Teletext on 4 Teletext Ltd. 2008/11/ Replaced with 1-2-1 Dating.
251 427 The Fight Network TFN Global Inc 2008-12-01
180 Red TV TV Legal Limited 2008-12-08 Replaced with Brit Hits.
456 SportsXchange SportsXchange plc 2008-12-17 Financial difficulties.
882 Sky Venue BSkyB 2008 Commercial and licensed premises only.

2009

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
0141 Raaj Radio Subrung Broadcasting Ltd. 2009-01-07 [100]
42 196 Nuts tv Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2009-01-15 Replaced with CNN International on Freeview[101]
210 Nuts tv +1 Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2009-01-15 [101]
279 Discovery Travel & Living +1 Discovery Networks UK 2009-01-20 Replaced with Investigation Discovery.
411 274 Overseas Property TV MRI Media Ltd. 2009-01-27
264 Wine TV Wine Network Inc. 2009-01-21 Technical problem.
0195 Radio Tatris International Radio Tatras Int Ltd 2009-01-25
653 TV Warehouse JML Direct Limited 2009-02-02 Replaced with JML Home & DIY. Returned on 11 September 2013.
661 TV Warehouse 2 JML Direct Limited 2009-02-02 Replaced with Shop Now TV.
173 160 Trouble +1 Virgin Media Television 2009-02-05 Replaced with Living2 +1.[102]
964 Pulse Portland Interactive Ltd 2009-02-10 Replaced with Dirty Talk.
503 379 Bubble Hits Creative Sounds Limited 2009-02-13 Financial difficulties.[103]
379 Bubble Hits Ireland Creative Sounds Limited 2009-02-13 Financial difficulties.[103]
260 Rock on TV Eicom plc 2009-02-16
0213 PRL 24 PRL 24 Ltd 2009-03-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Asian Star Radio.[104]
253 Travel Channel 2 Travel Channel International Ltd. 2009-03-02 Sky EPG slot bought by TCM UK.
666 JML BeautyShop JML Direct Limited 2009-03-02 Replaced with JML Lifestyle
340 G2 Family G2 Family Limited 2009-03-04
242 274 Discovery Real Time Extra Discovery Networks UK 2009-03-20 Replaced with Discovery Shed.
448 Arsenal Replay Arsenal F.C./Setanta Sports/Input Media 2009-03-27
262 Real Estate TV Fox International Channels (News Corporation) 2009-04-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Chello Zone.[105]
263 Real Estate TV +1 Fox International Channels (News Corporation) 2009-04-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Chello Zone.[105]
172 159 Trouble Virgin Media Television 2009-04-01 Replaced with Living +2.[106]
213 Young@Heart PrimeTime TV Ltd 2009-04-01 Replaced with Elite TV.
0213 Asian Star Radio TV Legal Limited 2009-04-03 [107]
215 Brit Hits TV Legal Limited 2009-04-13 Replaced with Sikh Channel.[108]
454 AH TV Arsenal F.C./Setanta Sports/Input Media 2009-04-28
980 PPV Event Virgin Media 2009-04-28 Unavailable in some ex-NTL areas.
838 Jaagran Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2009-04-30 Sky EPG slot bought by Punjjabi TV.
811 Zee Gujarati Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2009-05-01 [109]
0145 Club Asia Club Asia (London) Ltd. 2009-05-08 Poor viewing figures.[110]
49 Netplay TV Netplay TV Broadcasting Limited 2009-05-13 Replaced with Rocks & Co. on Freeview
674 JJB Sports TV Sports Shop Ltd. 2009-05-15
248 267 UKTV Gardens UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Virgin Media) 2009-05-19 Replaced with Really.[111]
920 481 Red Hot Just 18 RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2009-05-21 Replaced with Viewers Wives.
0215 Zee Radio Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2009-06-01 Removed by Zee.[112]
308 341 Simply Movies Simply Media Ltd 2009-06-15 Focusing on programme production and distribution.[113]
0161 921 The Arrow Global Radio 2009-06-22 Returned on 22 April 2014.
962 Bedroom TV Telecoms TV 2009-06-22
418 518 Setanta Sports News Virgin Media Television & Setanta Sports 2009-06-23 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration.[114]
424 539 Setanta Sports 2 Setanta Sports 2009-06-23 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration.[114]
429 543 Setanta Golf Setanta Sports 2009-06-23 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration. Sky EPG slot bought by ESPN.[114]
436 540 Celtic TV Setanta Sports 2009-06-23 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration.[115]
438 541 Rangers TV Setanta Sports 2009-06-23 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration.[116]
437 Setanta Commercial Setanta Sports 2009-06-23 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration.[114]
957 Live XXX Ghana Development Foundation 2009-06-26 Ceased broadcasting.
401 267 Wedding TV +1 Wedding TV Limited 2009-07-01 Replaced with Wedding TV Asia.[117]
142 BET HD Viacom 2009-07-04 Temporary channel for the BET Awards 2009.[118]
684 Tron Direct 2 Tron Direct Limited 2009-07-08 Ceased broadcasting.
960 Chat Back Go Ape TV Limited 2009-07-09 Ceased broadcasting. Sky EPG slot given to Live 960.
281 Monte Carlo TV Digital Television Production Company Limited 2009-07-28 Sky EPG slot bought by LA Muscle TV.
330 AIT Movistar Africa Independent Television 2009-07-28 Ceased broadcasting.
630 Nicktoonsters Nickelodeon UK (MTV Networks Europe/BSkyB) 2009-07-31 Replaced with Nicktoons Replay.[119]
836 KBC Kashmir Broadcasting Corporation Limited 2009-07-31 Sky EPG slot bought by Ahlebait TV.[120][121]
451 884 Audi Channel Volkswagen Group 2009-08-01 Ceased broadcasting.
188 Showcase TV CSC Media Group 2009-08-03 Replaced with True Entertainment.
794 DW-TV Europe ARD 2009-08-03 Carriage agreement expired. Remains FTA on other satellites.
435 542 Arsenal TV Arsenal F.C./Input Media/Setanta Sports 2009-08-07 Ceased broadcasting due to Setanta Sports GB going into administration.[122]
662 828 9X INX Network 2009-08-11 Merged with 9XM. Sky EPG slot bought by Ummah Channel.[123]
32 SmileTV Cellcast Group 2009-08-20
433 Racing World Racing Post 2009-08-24 Ceased broadcasting.
662 JML Choice JML Direct Limited 2009-09-04 Replaced with JML Active
186 Life All Entertainment Limited 2009-09-15 Ceased broadcasting.
331 World Movies TV Rapid Eye Motion Ltd. 2009-09-17 Ceased broadcasting.
961 Just4Us Just4Us TV Limited 2009-09-22 Ceased broadcasting. Sky EPG slot bought by Climax3 – 3.
167 Information TV 2 Information TV 2009-10-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Quest. Returned on 8 February 2010 as Showcase.
935 Skincity TVX Europe Limited 2009-10-01 Sky EPG slot given to PrimeTime PPV.
795 TVE Internacional Televisión Española 2009-10-02 [124]
879 Cupid TV Tanla Solutions Ltd 2009-10-05
838 Punjjabi TV World Media Connect 2009-10-09 Ceased broadcasting due to a technical problem. Sky EPG slot bought by Madani Channel.[125][126]
0212 Hot Digital Radio Hot Digital Ltd 2009-10-13
837 AT Global Network AT Global Ltd 2009-10-16 Sky EPG slot bought by Fast TV.[127][128]
905 Filth Northern and Shell 2009-10-23 Sky EPG slot given to Red Hot Mums.
21 358 313 TMF MTV Networks Europe 2009-10-26 Replaced with VIVA.[129]
931 102.5 Clyde 1 Bauer Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Uddingston regional headend only.
931 Hallam FM Bauer Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Barnsley regional headend only.
932 97.3 Forth One Bauer Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Edinburgh and Uddingston regional headends only.
932 Magic 999 Bauer Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Preston regional headend only.
932 Metro Radio Bauer Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Gateshead regional headend only.
932 Radio City 96.7 Bauer Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Knowsley regional headend only.
933 96.3 Radio Aire Bauer Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Barnsley regional headend only.
933 97.4 Rock FM Bauer Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Knowsley and Preston regional headends only.
933 Real Radio GMG Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Edinburgh and Uddingston regional headends only.
934 TFM Radio Bauer Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Gateshead regional headend only.
935 Magic 1152 Bauer Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Gateshead regional headend only.
936 Tay FM Bauer Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Edinburgh regional headend only.
937 The Pulse of West Yorkshire UTV Radio 2009-10-29 Ex-Telewest, Barnsley regional headend only.
302 302 BBC 2009-11-02 Space used for HD channels in post-switchover areas. Returned on 25 July 2012.
305 305 BBC 2009-11-02 Space used for HD channels in post-switchover areas.
670 Gems TV 3 Gems TV UK Ltd. 2009-11-02
262 ? TV Chello Zone 2009-11-09 Sky EPG slot given to Food Network.
263 ? TV +1 Chello Zone 2009-11-09 Sky EPG slot given to Food Network +1.
136 146 148 Zone Reality Chello Zone 2009-11-16 Replaced with CBS Reality.[130]
147 Zone Reality +1 Chello Zone 2009-11-16 Replaced with CBS Reality +1.[130]
135 149 Zone Romantica Chello Zone 2009-11-16 Replaced with CBS Drama.[130]
137 148 Zone Thriller Chello Zone 2009-11-16 Replaced with CBS Action.[130]
647 Travel Deals Direct Travel Channel International Ltd. 2009-11-30 Sky EPG slot bought by Rocks TV.[131]
943 Radio City 96.7 Orion Media (Lloyds TSB Development Capital/Phil Riley) 2009-11-30 Ex-Telewest, Perry Barr (Witton) and Wolverhampton regional headends only.
964 96.4FM BRMB Orion Group (Lloyds TSB Development Capital/Phil Riley) 2009-11-30 Ex-Telewest, Perry Barr (Witton) and Wolverhampton regional headends only.
103 Teletext Casino Teletext Ltd. 2009-12-01
883 Open Access Open Access Group 2009-12-03 Sky EPG slot bought by Renault TV.
726 0200 951 Absolute Xtreme TIML Radio Limited 2009-12-04 Replaced with Absolute 80s.[132]
930 Pulse FM 2009-12-07 Ex-Telewest, Basildon regional headend only.
933 Heart Essex Global Radio 2009-12-07 Ex-Telewest, Basildon regional headend only.
935 Heart Bristol Global Radio 2009-12-07 Ex-Telewest, Aztec West regional headend only.
936 Heart Gloucestershire Global Radio 2009-12-07 Ex-Telewest, Aztec West regional headend only.
941 Brunel Classic Gold Global Radio 2009-12-07 Ex-Telewest, Aztec West regional headend only.
963 Heart Kent Global Radio 2009-12-07 Ex-Telewest, Basildon regional headend only.
974 Red Dragon FM Global Radio 2009-12-07 Ex-Telewest, Aztec West regional headend only.
672 Teletext Holidays TV Teletext Ltd. 2009-12-10 Sky EPG slot given to Rabbit Chat.
0171 Fun Kids Folder Media 2009-12-16
829 9XM INX Network 2009-12-24 Sky EPG slot bought by Colors.[133]
837 Fast TV Fast TV Ltd 2009-12-31 [134]

2010

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
956 LA Babes Advanced Media Limited 2010-01-04 Sky EPG slot bought by Cream.
745–749 Sky Box Office BSkyB 2010-01-05
938–942 18 Plus Movies BSkyB 2010-01-05
907 Friendly TV Telecoms TV Limited 2010-01-06 Sky EPG slot bought by Dirty Talk.
963 HBW TV Renson Media Ltd 2010-01-07
930 BBC Radio Sheffield BBC 2010-01-11 Ex-Telewest, Barnsley regional headend only.
937 BBC Radio Leeds BBC 2010-01-11 Ex-Telewest, Barnsley regional headend only.
270 SA Direct Southern Africa Direct 2010-01-14 Sky EPG slot bought by Takbeer TV.[135]
0161 ILM Radio UK Asia Media Solutions Ltd 2010-01-14
310 TopUp Anytime 4 Top Up TV 2010-01-19
45 National Lottery Xtra Camelot Group 2010-02-01
930 BBC Radio Newcastle BBC 2010-02-04 Ex-Telewest, Gateshead regional headend only.[136]
931 BBC Tees BBC 2010-02-04 Ex-Telewest, Gateshead regional headend only.[136]
937 SportxxxWives Satellite Entertainment Limited 2010-02-08
879 Rabbit Chat Teletext Ltd. 2010-02-23
651 Ideal World 2 Ideal Shopping Direct plc 2010-03-03 Replaced with Ideal Extra.[137]
668 Ideal World 3 Ideal Shopping Direct plc 2010-03-03 Replaced with Ideal and More.[137]
344 Nigeria Movies Canis Media 2010-03-05 Replaced with FOBO Movies.
945 BBC Radio Shropshire BBC 2010-03-07 Ex-Telewest, Perry Barr (Witton) and Wolverhampton regional headends only.[136]
946 BBC WM BBC 2010-03-07 Ex-Telewest, Perry Barr (Witton) and Wolverhampton regional headends only.[136]
202 NTA International Nigerian Television Authority 2010-03-09 Returned on 20 June 2018.
118 Virgin Central Virgin Media Television 2010-03-11 Continues on demand.
207 OBE TV OBE TV Ltd 2010-03-12 Returned on 22 July 2010.
376 Flaunt CSC Media Group 2010-03-17 Replaced with Dance Nation TV.[138]
931 BBC Radio Kent BBC 2010-03-18 Ex-Telewest, Basildon regional headend only.[136]
938 BBC Radio Bristol BBC 2010-03-24 Ex-Telewest, Aztec West regional headend only.[136]
939 BBC Radio Gloucestershire BBC 2010-03-24 Ex-Telewest, Aztec West regional headend only.[136]
378 Rockworld TV Carnaby Media 2010-03-29 Sky EPG slot bought by Lava.[139]
930 BBC Radio Lancashire BBC 2010/03 Ex-Telewest, Preston regional headend only.[136]
930 BBC Radio Merseyside BBC 2010/03 Ex-Telewest, Knowsley regional headend only.[136]
450 178 280 Men & Motors ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2010-04-01 Replaced with ITV1 HD.[140]
581 279 GOD Europe The Angel Foundation 2010-04-01 Merged with GOD Channel. Sky EPG slot bought by Revelation TV.[141][142]
592 Genesis Revelation TV Ltd 2010-04-08 Programmes moved to Revelation TV.
201 The Unexplained Channel Monster Pictures 2010-04-21 Sky EPG slot bought by Showcase.
655 Thomas Cook TV Thomas Cook TV Ltd. 2010-05-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Jewellery Maker.[143]
902 Spice Extreme Playboy Enterprises 2010-05-12 Sky EPG slot bought by Tease Me TV 2.
624 Baby First TV BFTV Limited 2010-05-18
403 279 Rural TV Rural TV International 2010-06-02 Merged with Horse & Country TV.[144]
683 Shopping TV Shopping TV UK Ltd 2010-06-04
344 FOBO Movies Canis 103 Ltd 2010-06-07
948 Tease Me 2 Bang Channels Limited 2010-06-09 Sky EPG slot bought by ChatGirl TV2.
0203 Ignition Radio World Radio Network 2010-06-21 Sky EPG slot bought by Absolute 90s.
669 Sky Travel BSkyB 2010-06-24 Ceased broadcasting due to competition from the internet.[145]
395 Music Choice Music Choice Europe Ltd. 2010-06-30 Failed to reach an agreement with Sky over carriage fees.[146]
300 4TVInteractive Inview Interactive Limited 2010-06-29 Carriage agreement expired.[147]
396 Music Choice Extra Music Choice Europe Ltd. 2010-06-30 Failed to reach an agreement with Sky over carriage fees.[146]
90 TV News 2 Cellcast Group 2010-06-30 Carriage agreement ended.
172 159 Living +2 Virgin Media Television 2010-07-01 Replaced with Living Loves on 5 July 2010.[148]
106 Directgov Teletext Ltd. 2010-07-01
89 TV News Cellcast Group 2010-07-01 Carriage agreement ended. Returned on 27 October 2010.
740–741 Sky Box Office BSkyB 2010-07-01
261 Fashion TV Michel Adam Lisowski 2010-07-02
171 Channel TBC Channel 5 Broadcasting (RTL Group) 2010-07-13 Replaced with Five HD.
662 JML Choice JML Direct Ltd. 2010-07-17 Returned on 19 July 2010.
667 JML CookShop + JML Direct Ltd. 2010-07-19 Sky EPG slot given to JML Choice.
0194 FWR World Evangelism Bible Church 2010-08-01
446 Real Madrid TV Real Madrid F.C. 2010-08-05
202 MCR Shopping 2 Guardian Media Group 2010-08-05 Manchester only.
243 281 Sky Real Lives BSkyB 2010-08-19 Focusing on Sky1 and Sky2.[149]
244 Sky Real Lives +1 BSkyB 2010-08-19 Focusing on Sky1 and Sky2.[149]
278 Sky Real Lives HD BSkyB 2010-08-19 Focusing on Sky1 and Sky2.[149]
245 282 Sky Real Lives 2 BSkyB 2010-08-19 Focusing on Sky1 and Sky2.[149]
650 880 240 Teachers TV Education Digital Management Limited 2010-08-31 Budget cuts/focussing on online service.[150]
661 JML Lifestyle JML Direct Ltd. 2010-09-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Sangat TV.[151]
369 OMusic TV Open Access Channels 2010-09-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Vintage TV.
200 Controversial TV Edge Media 2010-09-08 Returned on 1 November 2010.
675 Max TV Datel Holdings Ltd 2010-09-16 Still trading online only. Sky EPG slot bought by Olive TV.
189 Open Access 2 Open Access Group 2010-09-21 Sky EPG slot bought by Information TV +1.
860 Casino TV Smart TV Broadcasting Limited 2010-09-27 Sky EPG slot bought by Jackpot Games.
585 Faith World +1 World Evangelism Bible Church 2010-10-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Sikh TV.[152]
911 Elite Playboy Enterprises 2010-10-01 Replaced with 40 n Naughty.
656 Gems TV 2 The Colourful Company Group Limited 2010-10-08 Began simulcasting Gems TV 1 in January 2010. Replaced with Gem Collector.
807 Aastha TV Aastha Broadcasting Network (UK) Ltd. 2010-10-14 Sky EPG slot bought by Disha.[153] Returned on 1 January 2011.
666 JML Active JML Direct Ltd. 2010-10-18 Sky EPG slot bought by Rocks & Co 1.
658 Bilberry TV QVC 2010-10-25 Replaced with QVC Beauty.
308 TopUp Anytime 2 Top Up TV 2010-11-09
807 Disha Disha Education Trust 2010-11-10 [154]
0112 919 Galaxy Yorkshire Global Radio 2010-11-15 Replaced with LBC News 1152 on television platforms.
728 Heart West Midlands Global Radio 2010-11-15 West Midlands only. Replaced with Heart London.
912 Tease Me Bang Channels Limited 2010-11-19 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[155]
959 Tease Me 3 Bang Channels Limited 2010-11-19 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[155]
98 TMTV Bang Media (London) Limited 2010-11-19 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[155]
216 Showcase +1 Information TV Limited 2010-11-23 Sky EPG slot bought by WTF. Returned on 1 December 2011.
595 DBN Kashmiri Broadcasting Corporation 2010-11-23 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[156]
0205 VOT Radio VOT Radio Ltd 2010-11-26 Sky EPG slot bought by RCR.
342 Shorts TV Shorts International Ltd. 2010-11-29
843 UCTV Up & Coming TV Ltd 2010/11 Returned on 18 January 2011.
950 LivexxxBabes Satellite Entertainment Limited 2010-12-02 Returned on 13 January 2011.
202 S4C2 S4C Authority 2010-12-06
739 Sky Box Office HD3 BSkyB 2010-12-13
401 267 Wedding TV Asia Wedding TV Limited 2010-12-14 [157]
786 Bangla TV Bangla TV Ltd. 2010/12 Returned on 17 June 2011.[158]
997 Sky Retail Info BSkyB 2010 Commercial premises only.
997 TV Smart Card Help Virgin Media 2010 Areas which were receiving new smart cards only.

2011

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
123 136 Bravo Living TV Group (BSkyB) 2011-01-01 Closed because it served a similar demographic to Sky1.[159][160]
124 137 Bravo +1 Living TV Group (BSkyB) 2011-01-01 Closed because it served a similar demographic to Sky1.[159][160]
153 138 Bravo 2 Living TV Group (BSkyB) 2011-01-01 Closed because it served a similar demographic to Sky1.[159][160]
867 141 Challenge Jackpot Living TV Group (BSkyB) 2011-01-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Aastha TV.[161]
647 Rocks TV The Colourful Company Group Ltd. 2011-01-01 Merged with Gem Collector. Sky EPG slot bought by RetailTherapytv.
35 ITV Preview 1 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2011-01-31
20 121 119 Channel One BSkyB 2011-02-01 Closed because it served a similar demographic to Sky3.[162]
122 120 Channel One +1 BSkyB 2011-02-01 Closed because it served a similar demographic to Sky3.[162]
160 MTV Shows MTV Networks Europe 2011-02-01 MTV was repositioned as an entertainment channel. Replaced with MTV Music.[163]
221 OBE TV OBE TV Ltd 2011-02-14 Returned on 10 March 2011.
0158 Gaydar Radio QSoft Consulting 2011-02-18 Poor listening figures.[164]
663 Stop + Shop Thane International Inc. 2011-02-22
960 Live 960 Hoppr Entertainment Limited 2011-03-03 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[165]
922 Cream RHF Productions Ltd 2011-03-14 Returned on 12 June 2012.
889 Sky Insider HD BSkyB 2011-03-30 Returned on 5 May 2011.
273 Luxury Life HD Luxury Broadcasting Limited 2011-03-31
861 Gala TV Gala Coral Group 2011-04-01 [166]
157 Film 24 Wicked TV 2011-04-04 Sky EPG slot bought by Sony Entertainment Television.[167]
190 Open Access 3 Open Access Group 2011-04-04 Sky EPG slot bought by Sony Entertainment Television +1.[168]
659 Shop on TV Jungle.uk.com Ltd. 2011-04-06 Sky EPG slot bought by PaversShoes.tv.[169]
452 Rush HD Rainbow Media 2011-04-07
953 485 Gay TV RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2011-04-07 Replaced with Flirt TV on Sky.
202 MANCHESTERLOVE Guardian Media Group 2011-04-27 Manchester only. Removed to provide bandwidth for Movies4Men to launch in Manchester only.
843 UCTV Up & Coming TV Ltd 2011-04-30 Returned on 3 June 2011.
682 Entrepreneur Channel Entrepreneur Channel plc 2011-05-18
45 45 2011-05-18 Failed to launch.
860 Jackpot Games CC Media TV Limited 2011-05-19 Sky EPG slot bought by SonLife Broadcasting Network.
8 TeleG SDN Ltd (ITV plc) 2011-05-23 Removed in favour of BBC Alba.[170]
90 TV News Cellcast Group 2011-05-31
931 Hustler TV UK Broadcasting (UK) Ltd. 2011-06-01 Sky EPG slot bought by xxXpanded TV.
933 Girls Gone Wild Broadcasting (Gaia) Ltd. 2011-06-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Flirt TV 2.
934 Amateur Babes Broadcasting (Gaia) Ltd. 2011-06-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Gay Chat TV.
523 Eurosport 3D TF1 Group 2011-06-06 Temporary channel for the 2011 French Open.[171] Returned on 27 May 2012.
809 667 JML Choice JML Direct Ltd. 2011-06-15 Freesat and Sky EPG slots given to JML Cookshop.
109 Mobilizer Teletext Ltd. 2011-07-11
956 Red Hot 40+ RHF Productions Ltd (Northern and Shell) 2011-08-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Holiday+Cruise.
0168 Amar Radio Amar Radio 2011-08-15
836 Ahlebait TV Ahlebait TV Network Ltd 2011-09-01 Returned on 12 December 2011.
848 Sikh TV Sikh Media Limited 2011-09-02
221 OBE TV OBE TV Ltd 2011-09-12 Returned on 19 October 2011.
209 507 NHK World NHK 2011-10-01 Decided to broadcast in HD only to reduce costs.[172][173] Sky EPG slot given to NHK World HD.
797 South For You South For You Limited 2011-10-10 Sky EPG slot bought by UMP Movies.[174][175]
885 WatchmeTV.TV Forenzquick UK Limited 2011-10-12 Sky EPG slot bought by Psychic Line.
950 LivexxxBabes Satellite Entertainment Limited 2011-10-12 Sky EPG slot bought by Red Light 4. Returned on 13 March 2012.
908 Babeworld.tv Babeworld TV Limited 2011-10-22 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[176]
949 House of Fun House of Fun Television Limited 2011-10-22 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[176]
952 The Other Side Forenzquick UK Limited 2011-10-22 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[176]
221 OBE TV OBE TV Ltd 2011-10-28 Continued to broadcast off the EPG until 17 November 2011.
231 Rosa PBS UK LLC 2011-11-01 Replaced with PBS UK.[177] Sky EPG slot given to Information TV in part exchange for the channel 166 slot.
277 Diva TV +1 Universal Networks International 2011-11-01 Sky EPG slot bought by 9XM.[178]
932 100% Babes Broadcasting (Gaia) Ltd. 2011-11-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Elite TV 4.
0184 NME Radio IPC Media 2011-12-05 Sky EPG slot bought by Shop Radio.
879 Flirt TV Northern & Shell 2011-12-06 Sky EPG slot given to 5* +1. Returned on 20 November 2013.

2012

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
835 Supreme Master TV Supreme Master Television Limited 2012-01-03 Sky EPG slot bought by Elite TV 3.
734–739 Sky Movies Box Office BSkyB 2012-01-04
516 382 NME TV CSC Media Group 2012-01-05 Replaced with Chart Show TV +1.[179]
555 TiVo PPV Events Virgin Media 2012-01-12
0205 RCR Rainbow Christian Radio Limited 2012-01-13 Sky EPG slot bought by WRN Arabic.
515 Press TV IRIB 2012-01-20 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[180]
273 Luxury Life Luxury Broadcasting Limited 2012-01-24 Returned on 1 March 2012.
275 Body in Balance Body in Balance Ltd 2012-02-13 Entered administration.[181] Sky EPG slot bought by LivexxxBabes.
864 Sky Bet BSkyB 2012-02-13
934 Gay Chat TV Northern & Shell 2012-02-13 Sky EPG slot bought by The Dept Store.
269 164 Diva TV Universal Networks International (NBCUniversal) 2012-02-14 Programmes moved to the Style Network.[182] Sky EPG slot bought by More4 +2.
554 PPV Live Events Help Virgin Media 2012-02-15
130 159 Sky Living Loves BSkyB 2012-02-21 Sky EPG slot given to Sky Arts 2.[183]
920 Filth Northern & Shell 2012-02-28 Replaced with Reality Hub. Returned on 12 June 2012.
183 155 Current TV Current Media, Inc. 2012-03-12 Failed distribution renegotiations with Sky.[184] Sky EPG slot bought by Sony Entertainment Television +1.
306 Channel Zero Electra Entertainment Limited 2012/03
189 Information TV +1 Information TV Limited 2012-04-02 Sky EPG slot bought by Men&Movies.
850 Desh TV Desh TV Limited 2012-04-03
834 NTV International Television Channel Ltd. 2012-04-14 Replaced with Channel 9 UK.[185] Returned on 30 April 2012.[186]
189 Adult Section DTT Multiplex Operators Ltd 2012-04-16 Made redundant after the split Adult category was merged into one.
199 Adult Section DTT Multiplex Operators Ltd 2012-04-16 Made redundant after the split Adult category was merged into one.
200 Channel M Guardian Media Group 2012-04-16 Manchester only.[187]
888 Ocean Finance Ocean Finance and Mortgages Ltd 2012-04-16
680 Screenshop 2 Bid Shopping 2012-04-29
306 325 Movies4Men 2 Sony Pictures Television 2012-05-02 Replaced with Sony Movie Channel, which swapped Sky EPG slots with Movies4Men.[188]
307 326 Movies4Men 2 +1 Sony Pictures Television 2012-05-02 Replaced with Sony Movie Channel +1, which swapped Sky EPG slots with Movies4Men +1.[188]
582 Wonderful Crown News Corporation plc 2012-05-03
0205 WRN Arabic WRN Broadcast 2012-05-03 Sky EPG slot bought by Kanshiradio.
516 382 Chart Show TV +1 CSC Media Group 2012-05-30 Replaced with BuzMuzik.[189]
235 Showcase +1 Information TV Limited 2012-06-06 Returned on 9 May 2013.
919 Red Hot Fetish Northern & Shell 2012-06-12 Replaced with Filth.
920 Reality Hub Northern & Shell 2012-06-12 Replaced with Cream.
904 TVX Amateur Northern & Shell 2012-06-15 Sky EPG slot given to Red Hot Amateur.
269 More4 +2 Channel Four Television Corporation 2012-06-26 Replaced with 4seven, which swapped Sky EPG slots with Channel 4 HD.
986 Teletext Teletext Ltd. 2012-06-28
714–733 Sky Movies Box Office BSkyB 2012-07-02 Temporarily closed to free Sky EPG slots for the BBC's Olympics channels. Channels 714 – 731 returned on 16 August 2012.
881 Pub Channel BSkyB 2012-07-02 Temporarily closed to free Sky EPG slots for the BBC's Olympics channels. Returned on 15 August 2012.
211 Bio. HD A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/BSkyB) 2012-07-03 Closed to allow Crime & Investigation Network HD to broadcast 24 hours a day.[190] Replaced with Bio. +1.
364 338 Q TV Box Television (Bauer Group/Channel Four Television Corporation) 2012-07-03 Replaced with Heat.[191]
885 Psychic Line Playboy Enterprises 2012-07-03 Replaced with Red Light Rio.
831 Imagine Dil Se Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) 2012-07-06 Poor viewing figures in India.[192] Sky EPG slot bought by Rishtey.[193]
412 522 Eurosport HD TF1 Group 2012-07-25 Replaced with British Eurosport HD.[194]
918 Cream Northern & Shell 2012-07-26
231 The Africa Channel +1 The Africa Channel Limited 2012-07-30 Replaced with eNCA Africa.[195] Sky EPG slot bought by Sky Atlantic HD.
302 302 BBC 2012-08-13 Temporary channel for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[196]
304 301 HD BBC 2012-08-13 Temporary channel for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[197]
151–174 450–473 574–597 BBC Olympics 1–24 BBC 2012-08-13 Temporary channels for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Channels 1-8 returned on 1 August 2016.[196]
151–174 474–497 550–573 BBC Olympics 1 HD-24 HD BBC 2012-08-13 Temporary channels for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Channels 1-8 returned on 1 August 2016.[196]
150 BBC Olympics Red Button BBC 2012-08-13 Temporary channel for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
523 Eurosport 3D TF1 Group 2012-08-13 Temporary channel for the 2012 French Open and 2012 Summer Olympics.[198]
595 Praise TV Destiny Broadcasting Network Europe Limited 2012-08-13 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[199]
62 TV Stars Cellcast Group 2012-08-14 Failed to launch.
90 TV News Cellcast Group 2012-08-14 Failed to launch.
198 Sumo TV Cellcast Group 2012-08-21 Sky EPG slot bought by Horror Channel.[200]
0177 Chill Global Radio 2012-08-24
304 C4 Paralympics Extra Channel Four Television Corporation 2012-09-10 Temporary channel for the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[201]
150–152 450–452 553–555 C4 Paralympics Extra 1–3 Channel Four Television Corporation 2012-09-10 Temporary channels for the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[201]
150–152 453–455 550–552 C4 Paralympics Extra 1 HD-3 HD Channel Four Television Corporation 2012-09-10 Temporary channels for the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[201]
0206 Record Brazil Record TV Ltd 2012-09-10
928 Flirt TV 2 Northern & Shell 2012-09-20 Sky EPG slot bought by Klear TV.
84 Al Jazeera 6–8 Al Jazeera 2012-09-27 Made redundant after Al Jazeera English began to broadcast 24 hours a day on DTT in post-DSO areas on 19 September 2012.[202]
201 Teletext Holidays Teletext Ltd. 2012-10-01 Focusing on website and connected TV apps.[203] Replaced with Holidays TV.[204]
630 Nicktoons Replay Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/BSkyB) 2012-10-02 Replaced with Nick Jr. +1.
943 Babe Guide Playboy Enterprises 2012-10-03
387 Ramp'd Global Music Television (Global Radio) 2012-10-11 Replaced with Heart TV.
388 Ramp'd +2 Global Music Television (Global Radio) 2012-10-11 Replaced with Capital TV.
193 HiTV HiTV Ltd. 2012-10-12 Returned on 12 December 2012.
851 9XM 9X Media 2012-10-12 Licence revoked by Ofcom.[205][206] Returned on 8 November 2012.[207]
843 UCTV Up & Coming TV Ltd 2012-10-26 Sky EPG slot bought by SAMAA TV.[208]
338 445 Cinémoi Mint Group 2012-11-13
808 802 ABP News ABP Group 2012-11-22 Replaced with Star Jalsha on Sky and STAR Life OK on Virgin Media following the end of contractual agreements from STAR News.[209][210] Returned on 3 July 2013.
0176 Amrit Bani Amrit Bani Radio 2012-11-27 Financial difficulties.[211]
230 Vision2 Vision247 2012-11-30 Licensing issue with Ofcom.[212]
105 S4C Clirlun S4C Authority 2012-12-01 Wales only. Cost-saving measure following cuts to S4C's public funding.[213] Space given to Channel 4 HD in Wales.
753 Sky Movies Box Office HD2 BSkyB 2012-12-03
934 Red Light Rio Playboy Enterprises 2012-12-05 Sky EPG slot given to GirlGirl.
205 Mail Travel TV Associated Newspapers 2012-12-07 Space given to Holidays TV.[214]
853 UMP Stars UTV Software Communications 2012-12-23 Poor viewing figures.[215]
883 Renault TV Renault 2012-12-31
0156 Calvary Chapel Radio Calvary Chapel 2012-12-31

2013

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
756–761 Sky Movies Box Office BSkyB 2013-01-03
193 HiTV HiTV Ltd. 2013-01-15
667 JML Cookshop JML Direct Ltd. 2013-01-18 Sky EPG slot bought by Sparkle TV.
917 Filth Northern & Shell 2013-01-24 Sky EPG slot bought by The Mall. Returned on 20 November 2013.
0142 RTÉ Radio 1 Extra Raidió Teilifís Éireann 2013-01-31 [216]
179 Bluebird TV Vervloet Management & Beheer 2013-02-06 Failed to launch.[217]
830 Sunrise TV Sunrise TV Ltd. 2013-02-27 [218]
974 Sunrise Radio Sunrise Radio Group 2013-03-01 Removed from Sky on 27 February 2013.[218] Cost-saving measure.[219]
0187 Punjabi Radio Sunrise Radio Group 2013-03-05 Cost-saving measure.[219][220]
907 BoxOffice365 British Internet Broadcasting Company 2013-03-11 [221]
0159 Family Radio Family Stations Inc. 2013-03-15
0173 Kismat Radio Sunrise Radio Group 2013-03-19 Cost-saving measure.[219][222]
102 109 169 187 BBC HD BBC 2013-03-26 Replaced with BBC Two HD.[223]
622 728 Disney Cinemagic Disney-ABC Television Group 2013-03-28 Content licensed to BSkyB to create Sky Movies Disney.[224]
628 Disney Cinemagic +1 Disney-ABC Television Group 2013-03-28 Content licensed to BSkyB to create Sky Movies Disney.[224]
631 Disney Cinemagic HD Disney-ABC Television Group 2013-03-28 Content licensed to BSkyB to create Sky Movies Disney.[224]
311 411 Sky Movies Classics BSkyB 2013-03-28 Content merged into Sky Movies Greats and Sky Movies Select to facilitate the launch of Sky Movies Disney.[225]
340 441 Sky Movies Classics HD BSkyB 2013-03-28 Content merged into Sky Movies Greats and Sky Movies Select to facilitate the launch of Sky Movies Disney.[225]
822 Music India Media Worldwide Pvt. Ltd. 2013-04-10 Sky EPG slot bought by PTC Punjabi.
240 271 Discovery Real Time Discovery Networks Western Europe 2013-04-30 Replaced with TLC. Sky EPG slot given to Discovery Home & Health.[226]
241 272 Discovery Real Time +1 Discovery Networks Western Europe 2013-04-30 Replaced with TLC +1. Sky EPG slot given to Discovery Home & Health +1.[226]
265 273 Discovery Travel & Living Discovery Networks Western Europe 2013-04-30 Replaced with Investigation Discovery +1.[226]
195 DMAX +2 Discovery Networks Western Europe 2013-04-30 Sky EPG slot given to TLC +1.[226]
914 Extreme Playboy Enterprises 2013-04-30 Sky EPG slot given to Climax.
934 GirlGirl Playboy Enterprises 2013-04-30
809 653 JML Living JML Direct Ltd. 2013-05-01 Replaced with The Boutique.[227] Returned on 13 May 2013.
804 657 Pitch World Pitch World Ltd. 2013-05-01 Entered administration. Replaced by Discount TV.[228]
824 AAG TV Independent Media Corporation 2013-05-03 Replaced with Geo Tez.[229]
445 Sailing 1 BT Group 2013-05-03 Replaced with BT Sport 1.[230]
447 Sailing 2 BT Group 2013-05-03 Replaced with BT Sport 2.[230]
531 236 Military History A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/BSkyB) 2013-05-04 Replaced with H2.[231]
716 Q Radio Bauer Radio 2013-05-07 Replaced with Kisstory.[232]
871 GayXchange Euro Digital Corporation Limited 2013-05-09
54/55 642 Argos TV Argos Limited (Home Retail Group) 2013-05-13 Sky EPG slot given to JML Living. Removed from Freesat on 9 May.[233]
198 Horror Channel CBS Chellozone UK Channels Partnership 2013-05-21 Was a simulcast of Horror Channel with a Psychic Today block. Replaced with Reality TV, a simulcast of CBS Reality with a Psychic Today block.
266 Wedding TV Creamdove Limited 2013-05-21
803 646 Pitch TV Pitch World Ltd. 2013-05-22 Entered administration. Replaced by Armchair Shop.[228]
851 9XM 9X Media 2013-05-31 Low audience ratings.[234]
237 True Entertainment +1 CSC Media Group 2013-06-04 Replaced by True Drama.[235] Returned on 3 April 2014.
0185 Spectrum Radio Spectrum Radio Ltd 2013-06-07 Replaced by Diamond Radio.
798 811 Zee Café Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2013-06-10 Replaced by Lamhe.[236]
430 Premier Sports Xtra Premier Media 2013-06-13 Great Britain only. Sky EPG slot sold to the Muslim World Network.
792 R13 Ravensbourne 2013-06-13 Temporary channel for The Degree Show 2013. South east London only.[237]
793 R13 HD Ravensbourne 2013-06-13 Temporary channel for The Degree Show 2013. South east London only.[237]
919 Dirty Talk Northern & Shell 2013-06-17 Sky EPG slot sold to TVC News. Returned on 20 November 2013.
817 Sahara One Sahara One Media and Entertainment Ltd. 2013-07-02 Sky EPG slot sold to ABP News.[238]
534 206 Blighty UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2013-07-05 Replaced by Drama.[239]
302 982 992 BBC Red Button 2 BBC 2013-07-08 "Best of" service launched in June 2013 off the Sky EPG, then closed the following month.
983 993 BBC Red Button 3 BBC 2013-07-08 "Best of" service launched in June 2013 off the Sky EPG, then closed the following month.
656 TGGC Outlet Genuine Gemstone Company 2013-07-15 Replaced with High Street Xtra.
232 901 The Space BBC/Arts Council England 2013-07-15 Scuzz and itself were replaced with Chart Show Dance on Freesat.[240]
174 Babestation Cellcast Group 2013-07-19 Ceased broadcasting due to regulatory pressure, moved to an online only model.[241] Differed from the satellite channel.
629 Pop Girl +1 CSC Media Group 2013-07-22 Replaced by Kix Power.[242]
0209 Yorkshire Radio Leeds United A.F.C. 2013-07-30 [243]
426 531 ESPN America ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company/Hearst Corporation) 2013-08-01 Purchased by BT Group.[244] Sky EPG slot given to BT Sport 1 HD.
427 ESPN America HD ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company/Hearst Corporation) 2013-08-01 Purchased by BT Group.[244] Sky EPG slot given to BT Sport 2 HD.
425 533 ESPN Classic ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company/Hearst Corporation) 2013-08-01 [244]
712 Smash Hits Radio Bauer Radio 2013-08-05 Replaced with KissFresh.[245]
519 Arise News Arise Media UK Limited 2013-08-07 Returned on 10 October 2013.
570 Arise News HD Arise Media UK Limited 2013-08-07 Sky EPG slot bought by BBC News HD.
318 417 TCM 2 Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2013-08-13 Replaced with TCM +1.[246]
677 Celebrity Shop Guthy-Renker UK Ltd. 2013-08-29 Sky EPG slot sold to Alexcasino.
200 Controversial TV Edge Media 2013-08-30 Sky EPG slot bought by TLC +2.
665 746 Bid Plus Bid Shopping 2013-09-01
657 Discount TV TV Discount Store Limited 2013-09-10 Replaced with TV Warehouse.
197 Bio. +1 A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/British Sky Broadcasting) 2013-09-16 Replaced with Lifetime +1.
232 Klear TV Millenium Media House Limited 2013-09-18
0184 Star Beats 2013-09-24
Radio Caroline 2013-10-01 Ceased broadcasting on satellite due to financial difficulties.
809 642 JML Living JML Direct TV 2013-10-01 Replaced with The Store.
177 Babestation 2 Cellcast Group 2013-10-12
935 Northern Birds Satellite Entertainment Ltd. 2013-10-17 Closed due to Satellite Entertainment Ltd. entering administration. Sky EPG slot bought by Dirty Talk.
936 Essex Babes Satellite Entertainment Ltd. 2013-10-17 Closed due to Satellite Entertainment Ltd. entering administration. Sky EPG slot bought by Fantasy.
940 SportxxxGirls Satellite Entertainment Ltd. 2013-10-17 Closed due to Satellite Entertainment Ltd. entering administration. Sky EPG slot bought by Filth.
942 LivexxxBabes Satellite Entertainment Ltd. 2013-10-17 Closed due to Satellite Entertainment Ltd. entering administration. Sky EPG slot bought by Flirt TV.
378 Greatest Hits TV UltimateHits Limited 2013-10-23 Replaced with NOW Music.
206 Sky Text BSkyB 2013-10-30 Red button functionality removed on DTT and Sky platforms. Placeholder removed on 3 December 2013 on DTT.
304 TopUp Anytime1 Top Up TV 2013-10-31 Removed with closure of Top Up TV.
305 TopUp Anytime3 Top Up TV 2013-10-31
306 TopUp Anytime5 Top Up TV 2013-10-31
307 TopUp Anytime6 Top Up TV 2013-10-31
273 Luxury Life Luxury Broadcasting Limited 2013-11-01
156 Bio. A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/British Sky Broadcasting) 2013-11-04 Replaced with Lifetime.
303 980 977 994 BBC Red Button HD BBC 2013-11-25 HD "best of" service launched in June 2013 off the Sky EPG, then added to Sky, then removed from all platforms after the 50th anniversary of Dr Who.
786 Bangla TV 2013-12-03 Removed for the festive season. Returned on 10 February 2014.
596 SonLife Broadcasting Network Jimmy Swaggart Ministries 2013-12-06 Removed for the festive season. Returned on 16 January 2014.
253 285 Style Network NBCUniversal 2013-12-09 Replaced with E! +1, which swapped Sky EPG slots with E! HD.
857 Muslim World Network 2013-12-13 Removed for the festive season. Returned on 10 February 2014 as TV99.
498 Primetime Northern & Shell 2013-12-21 Licence transferred to SonLife Broadcasting Network.

2014

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
940 Filth Northern & Shell 2014-01-13 Replaced with Play TV 2.
313 MGM HD MGM Holdings 2014-01-16 Content licensed to BSkyB.
50 Marketplace TopUp TV 2014-02-01 Capacity handed back to Channel 5 and now used for Channel 5 +24.
132 219 152 5* +1 Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2014-02-03 Replaced with Channel 5 +24. Sky EPG slot given to 5USA +1. Returned on 16 September 2014, but only on Freesat.
940 Play TV 2 Northern & Shell 2014-02-07
823 JeemTV Al Jazeera Media Network 2014-02-18 Financial difficulties.
302 982 978 992 BBC Red Button 2 BBC 2014-02-24 Temporary channel for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
193 Showcase +1 Information TV Ltd. 2014-02-27 Replaced with ITV4 Plus.
602 705 Cartoon Network Too Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2014-04-01 Replaced by Cartoon Network +1.
505 372 BuzMuzik CSC Media Group 2014-04-03 Replaced with True Entertainment +1 on Sky and Starz TV on Freesat due to CSC buying Starz TV to their list which has similar content to this channel. Sky EPG slot given to Chart Show Dance.
442 Trace Sports Stars Trace TV 2014-04-17
23 802 645 745 Shop at Bid Bid Shopping 2014-04-17 Closed due to Bid Shopping entering administration. Removed from Freesat on 17 April, then Virgin Media on 23 April, then Freeview and Sky on 25 April.
37 801 654 741 Price Drop Bid Shopping 2014-04-17 Closed due to Bid Shopping entering administration. Removed from Freesat on 17 April, then Virgin Media on 23 April, then Freeview and Sky on 25 April.
0146 Real Radio Real and Smooth Radio Ltd. (Global Radio) 2014-04-22 Replaced with The Arrow because of all Real Radio stations becoming Heart on 6 May.
995 Sky Channel 995 British Sky Broadcasting 2014-04-30
193 ITV4 Plus ITV Digital Channels Ltd. (ITV plc) 2014-05-07 Replaced with ITV Encore.
938 Flirt TV Northern & Shell 2014-05-18 Returned on 19 November 2014.
935 Dirty Talk Northern & Shell 2014-06-02
295 Information TV +1 Information TV Ltd. 2014-06-12 Replaced with Showcase 3. Returned on 29 July 2014.
690 587 Inspiration The Inspiration Network 2014-06-16 Returned on 22 July 2014.
834 Channel 9 UK International Television Channel Europe Ltd. 2014-06-27 Replaced with Iqra Bangla.
986 986 996 BBC Red Button HD BBC 2014-07-07 Temporary channel for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and Glastonbury Festival. Returned on 21 July 2014.
629 Kix + CSC Media Group 2014-07-14 Replaced with Pop +1.
936 Fantasy Northern & Shell 2014-07-28
875 Showcase 3 Information TV Limited 2014-07-29 Replaced with Information TV +1.
870 Dating Channel Euro Digital Corporation Limited 2014-08-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Babes From TV.
980 980 990 BBC Red Button 0 BBC 2014-08-04 Temporary channel for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
302 982 982 992 BBC Red Button 2 BBC 2014-08-04 Temporary channel for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, Glastonbury Festival and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Freeview version closed on 7 August 2014.
983 983 993 BBC Red Button 3 BBC 2014-08-04 Temporary channel for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, Glastonbury Festival and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
984 984 994 BBC Red Button 4 BBC 2014-08-04 Temporary channel for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, Glastonbury Festival and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
985 985 995 BBC Red Button 5 BBC 2014-08-04 Temporary channel for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, Glastonbury Festival and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
986 986 996 BBC Red Button HD BBC 2014-08-04 Temporary channel for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
916 Cheeky Chat Northern & Shell 2014-08-07
449 The Active Channel Active Channel Limited 2014-10-08
932 Red Light 3 Playboy Enterprises 2014-10-14 Sky EPG slot bought by Fashion One.
863 Smart Live Casino Smart TV Broadcasting Ltd 2014-10-16
141 190 BET +1 Viacom 2014-11-04 Sky EPG slot given to 5* +1.
842 TV99 East and West Entertainment 2014-11-26 Removed for the festive season. Returned on 22 December 2014.
841 Zee News Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2014-12-05
946 Flirt TV Northern & Shell 2014-12-05
596 ACBN ACBN International Ltd. 2014-12-18 Removed for the festive season. Returned on 12 January 2015.

2015

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
3 103 103 ITV Central South ITV plc 2015-02-02 Merged with ITV Meridian - seen in the Oxford area.
3 103 103 ITV Central South West ITV plc 2015-02-02 Merged with ITV Central West - seen in Herefordshire area.
596 ACBN ACBN International Ltd. 2015-02-24
997 Sky HD Retail Info Sky plc 2015-02-27
861 SkyPoker.com Sky plc 2015-03-20
864 Alexcasino Monte Carlo Ltd. 2015-03-20
913 Red Light 2 Playboy Enterprises 2015-03-26 Sky EPG slot given to My Ex-Girlfriends.
809 652 BeachBody JML Direct TV 2015-03-30 Sky EPG slot bought by TJC.
890 Psychics Live Txt Me TV Limited 2015-03-31
944 Cruzr TV Txt Me TV Limited 2015-03-31
795 811 Lamhe Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2015-04-02 Replaced with &TV.
942 Switch TV Northern & Shell 2015-04-07 Sky EPG slot bought by Sin TV.
582 TBN Europe Trinity Broadcasting Network 2015-04-17 Replaced with TBN UK (which launched on Freeview on 5 January).
254 FAB TV Fitness & Beauty TV 2015-04-23
920 ElectricBLUE Northern & Shell 2015-04-30
921 Girl Next Door Northern & Shell 2015-04-30
922 Viewers' Wives Northern & Shell 2015-04-30 Returned on 7 January 2016 as a rebrand of Red Hot Amateur.
923 XXXCESS Northern & Shell 2015-04-30
198 Reality TV CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 2015-05-05 Sky EPG slot given to TruTV.
457 Angling TV BT Group 2015-05-18 Placeholder channel. Replaced with BT Preview.
265 Information TV +1 Information TV Limited 2015-05-29
238 Showcase +1 Information TV Limited 2015-06-01 Replaced with Property Show.
130 283 Sky Arts 2 Sky plc 2015-06-09 Merged with Sky Arts 1 to form a single channel. Sky EPG slot bought by Sky1 +1.
262 284 Sky Arts 2 HD Sky plc 2015-06-09 Merged with Sky Arts 1 HD to form a single channel.
170 Sky 3D Sky plc 2015-06-09 Sky EPG slot bought by Sky Atlantic +1.
0185 Diamond Radio Spectrum Radio Ltd 2015-06-16 Replaced with Ahomka Radio.
584 UCB TV United Christian Broadcasters 2015-07-01 Removed by United Christian Broadcasters.
0125 914 UCB UK United Christian Broadcasters 2015-07-01 Removed by United Christian Broadcasters. Replaced with Apni Awaz.
0134 UCB Bible United Christian Broadcasters 2015-07-01 Removed by United Christian Broadcasters.
0135 UCB Gospel United Christian Broadcasters 2015-07-01
0136 UCB Inspiration United Christian Broadcasters 2015-07-01
662 Equal World Equal World Foundation 2015-07-03 Sky EPG slot bought by High Street TV 2.
980 980 990 BBC Red Button HD BBC 2015-07-14 Temporary channel for the 2015 Wimbledon Championships.
982 982 992 BBC Red Button 2 BBC 2015-07-14
983 983 993 BBC Red Button 3 BBC 2015-07-14
984 994 BBC Red Button 4 BBC 2015-07-14
985 995 BBC Red Button 5 BBC 2015-07-14
986 996 BBC Red Button 6 BBC 2015-07-14
852 Ramadan TV Information TV Limited 2015-07-20 Temporary channel.
261 True Entertainment +1 Sony Pictures Television 2015-08-17 Sky EPG slot bought by Showcase. Replaced with AMC from BT.
931 Hot Chat TV Txt Me TV Limited 2015-08-26
943 Flirt and Chat Playboy Enterprises 2015-08-26
663 JVP Products The Broadcast House Limited 2015-08-27 Replaced with Hochanda.
720–731 Sky Movies Box Office Sky plc 2015-09-01
754 Sky Movies Box Office Sky plc 2015-09-01
755 Sky Movies Box Office Sky plc 2015-09-01
209 293 The Africa Channel International The Africa Channel plc 2015-09-29
604 626 Pop Girl Sony Pictures Television 2015-10-01 Replaced by Kix +1.
0146 The Arrow Global Group 2015-10-01 Replaced with Smooth Extra.
274 Property Show +3 Information TV Limited 2015-10-05
942 Sin TV Relativity Marketing Ltd 2015-10-19
854 Ummah Channel +1 Ummah Channel Ltd 2015-11-11 Replaced with Muslim Ummah.
376 Bliss Sony Pictures Television 2015-11-27

2016

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
272 Property Show +2 Information TV Limited 2016-01-07
849 Islam TV Urdu Esplanade Vale Media Ltd 2016-01-11 Replaced with TV One.
389 Planet All Around the World Productions 2016-01-18
252 ?TV AMC Networks International Zone 2016-01-26 Sky EPG slot bought by Wellbeing Network.
358 MTV Live Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2016-02-15 Replaced with MTV Music +1.
7 106 115 106 BBC Three BBC 2016-02-16 Became an online TV channel. Returned on 1 February 2022.
105 147 210 163 BBC Three HD BBC 2016-02-16 Became an online TV channel. Returned on 1 February 2022.
0124 921 LBC News 1152 Global Radio 2016-02-29 Replaced with Heart Extra, which swapped Sky EPG slots with LBC.
862 SuperCasino Netplay TV Broadcasting Ltd 2016-03-02
0125 Apni Awaz Radio Apni Awaz 2016-03-07
143 185 More Than Movies Sony Pictures Television 2016-03-22 Replaced with True Crime.
156 186 More Than Movies +1 Sony Pictures Television 2016-03-22 Replaced with True Crime +1.
199 Open Heaven TV Open Heavens Media Ltd 2016-04-01 Sky EPG slot given to YourTV.
424 Setanta Sports 1 Setanta Sports 2016-04-07 Northern Ireland only.
460 Setanta Sports 1 HD Setanta Sports 2016-04-07 Northern Ireland only. Sky EPG slot bought by Premier Sports HD.
691 583 Daystar Daystar Television Network 2016-05-09 Decided to broadcast in HD only. Sky EPG slot bought by Eman Channel.
717 Sky Movies Box Office Sky plc 2016-06-02
237 FoTV FilmOn.TV 2016-06-08 Sky EPG slot bought by Home & Leisure TV.
718 Sky Movies Box Office Sky plc 2016-06-24
719 Sky Movies Box Office Sky plc 2016-06-24
386 311 MTV Live HD Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2016-06-29 Replaced with European version of the channel on Virgin Media. Sky EPG slot bought by Nick Jr. HD.
808 Star Jalsha STAR TV (21st Century Fox) 2016-07-04 Replaced with Star Utsav.
980 980 990 BBC Red Button HD BBC 2016-07-12 Temporary channel for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.
982 982 992 BBC Red Button 2 BBC 2016-07-14 Temporary channel for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.
983 983 993 BBC Red Button 3 BBC 2016-07-14 Temporary channel for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.
984 984 994 BBC Red Button 4 BBC 2016-07-14 Temporary channel for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.
985 985 995 BBC Red Button 5 BBC 2016-07-14 Temporary channel for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.
986 986 996 BBC Red Button 6 BBC 2016-07-14 Temporary channel for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.
55 133 175 152 Channel 5 +24 Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2016-08-10 Replaced with My5.
261 480 561 BBC Olympics 1 HD BBC 2016-08-22 Temporary channel for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
608 BBC Olympics 1 BBC 2016-08-22
114 BBC Olympics HD BBC 2016-08-22
602 272 473 572 BBC Olympics 2 BBC 2016-08-22
262 481 562 BBC Olympics 2 HD BBC 2016-08-22
603 273 474 573 BBC Olympics 3 BBC 2016-08-22
263 482 563 BBC Olympics 3 HD BBC 2016-08-22
604 274 475 574 BBC Olympics 4 BBC 2016-08-22
264 483 564 BBC Olympics 4 HD BBC 2016-08-22
605 275 476 575 BBC Olympics 5 BBC 2016-08-22
265 484 565 BBC Olympics 5 HD BBC 2016-08-22
606 276 477 576 BBC Olympics 6 BBC 2016-08-22
266 485 566 BBC Olympics 6 HD BBC 2016-08-22
607 277 478 577 BBC Olympics 7 BBC 2016-08-22
267 486 567 BBC Olympics 7 HD BBC 2016-08-23
600 278 479 578 BBC Olympics 8 BBC 2016-08-22
268 487 568 BBC Olympics 8 HD BBC 2016-08-22
945 Babes From TV Square World Communications Ltd 2016-08-22 Sky EPG slot bought by ShowBiz TV +1.
716 Sky Cinema Box Office Sky plc 2016-09-01
801 TV Record Record TV Network 2016-09-12 Decided to broadcast in HD only. Sky EPG slot given to TV Record HD.
854 Muslim Ummah TV Muslim Ummah TV Ltd 2016-09-20 Sky EPG slot bought by Channel 44.
797 830 UMP Movies UTV Software Communications 2016-09-29 Sky EPG slot bought by Rishtey Cineplex.
153 183 True Drama CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 2016-09-30 Replaced with True Entertainment +1.
303 322 True Movies 2 CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 2016-09-30 Replaced with True Christmas +1.
519 Arise News Arise Media UK Ltd 2016-10-03 Sky EPG slot bought by TRT World.
571 BON TV BON TV 2016-10-31
939 Storm Chat Central Ltd 2016-11-01
257 Fashion One Bigfoot Entertainment 2016-12-05
252 Wellbeing Network 201 Television Ltd 2016-12-14

2017

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
721 0152 BBC Radio Cymru Mwy BBC Local Radio 2017-01-04 Wales only. Temporary channel.
743 Sky Cinema Box Office Sky plc 2017-01-06 Placeholder alerting viewers about the closure of the whole Sky Cinema Box Office network.
752 Sky Cinema Box Office HD Sky plc 2017-01-06
32 425 Movie Mix Sony Pictures Television 2017-01-10 Replaced with Sony Movie Channel (see above for what was replaced by Sony Movie Channel on Sky).
86 Viva +1 Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2017-01-10
738 Kix Power CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 2017-01-15 Temporary channel.
700–715 Sky Cinema Box Office Sky plc 2017-01-31 Placeholder alerting viewers about the closure of the whole Sky Cinema Box Office network.
744 Sky Cinema Box Office Sky plc 2017-01-31 Placeholder alerting viewers about the closure of the whole Sky Cinema Box Office network.
791 818 ARY Digital ARY Group 2017-02-02 Licence removed by Ofcom (politically controversial content). Sky EPG slot bought by Jus Punjabi.
802 819 ARY News ARY Group 2017-02-02 Licence removed by Ofcom (politically controversial content). Sky EPG slot bought by Sony Mix.
804 ARY Qtv ARY Group 2017-02-02 Licence removed by Ofcom (politically controversial content). Sky EPG slot bought by New Vision TV.
186 True Crime +1 Sony Pictures Television 2017-02-15 Sky EPG slot bought by TruTV. Returned on 12 February 2019 as a rename of TruTV +1.
282 ShowBiz TV +1 ShowBiz TV & Media Ltd 2017-02-22
163 191 Irish TV Teilifís Mhaigh Eo Teoranta 2017-03-08 Sky EPG slot bought by Spike +1.
241 Discovery Home & Health +2 Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2017-03-08 Placeholder channel for Quest Red. Great Britain only.
242 Discovery Shed +1 Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2017-03-08 Placeholder channel for Quest Red +1. Great Britain only.
0112 921 Heart Extra Global Group 2017-03-14 Replaced with Heart 80s on UK TV platforms.
80 266 ShowBiz TV ShowBiz TV & Media Ltd 2017-03-24 Sky channel slot sold.
679 The Craft Channel The Craft Channel Ltd 2017-04-11
261 Showcase 3 Information TV Ltd 2017-05-17
799 DM Plus TV DM Digital Television Ltd 2017-06-12 Sky EPG slot bought by Hum Masala.
238 Showcase +1 Information TV Ltd 2017-06-27 Sky EPG slot bought by TruTV +1.
237 Home & Leisure TV HSTV Media Ltd 2017-06-30
902 Playboy TV Chat Playboy Enterprises 2017-06-30 Replaced with Xpanded TV 2.
421 Chelsea TV Chelsea F.C. 2017-07-01 Decided to broadcast in HD only. Sky EPG slot given to Chelsea TV HD.
820 Ummah Channel Ummah Channel Ltd 2017-07-31
509 Fox News Fox International Channels (21st Century Fox) 2017-08-29
251 464 552 Bike Bike Media UK Ltd 2017-09-12 Failed to find an owner.
653 GR Shop Guthy-Renker UK Limited 2017-10-19 Sky EPG slot bought by QVC Style.
374 Flava CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 2017-11-01 Unknown reasons.

2018

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
863 New Vision TV +1 New Vision TV Ltd 2018-01-01 Replaced with ARY Family.
681 Shopping Nation ??? 2018-01-03 Was originally a temporary closure, but then ceased broadcasting.
808 Star Utsav Star TV (21st Century Fox) 2018-01-04
572 TVC News +1 ??? 2018-01-05
77 164 539 269 The Community Channel The Community Channel CBS 2018-01-16 Replaced with Together.
656 Tristar 2018-01-28 Replaced with High Street TV 4.
57 511 353 317 Viva Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2018-01-31 Replaced with MTV Love, a temporary rename for MTV OMG.
552 Eurosport 3 HD Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2018-02-26 Temporary channel for the Winter Olympics
553 Eurosport 4 HD Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2018-02-26
554 Eurosport 5 HD Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2018-02-26
855 Al Arabiya ??? 2018-03-02
602 980 981 990 BBC Red Button HD BBC 2018-04-16 Temporary channel for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
200 TLC +2 Discovery, Inc. 2018-04-27 Closed due to it being illogical with the new Sky EPG that occurred four days after. Replaced with Discovery Turbo +1.
123 ITV Encore ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2018-05-01 Became an on demand service. Sky EPG slot bought by Sky Two.
263 ITV Encore HD ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2018-05-01 Became an on demand service.
268 ITV Encore +1 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2018-05-01
284 Viceland HD Vice UK TV Ltd 2018-05-01 Original standard-definition channel renamed to Vice on the same day.
0205 Kanshi Radio Kanshi Radio Ltd 2018-05-01
812 Zee Punjabi Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2018-05-31 Removed from Sky on 19 March 2018, and was replaced by Living Foodz there.
738 Pop Power CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 2018-06-04 Temporary channel.
0188 Absolute Radio 70s Bauer Radio 2018-06-04 Replaced with Hits Radio on Sky.
670 TJC Choice The Jewellery Channel Ltd 2018-06-20 Replaced with Primal Cure.
911 Dirty Talk Portland TV Ltd 2018-06-28 Sky EPG slot bought by Paramount Network.
548 BT Sport Showcase BT Group 2018-06-30
115 BT Sport Showcase HD BT Group 2018-06-30
8 117 159 STV2 STV Group 2018-06-30 Scotland only. Closed due to competition from BBC Scotland, which launched on 24 February 2019. Replaced with That's Scotland on Freeview and Virgin Media.
980 980 990 BBC Red Button HD BBC 2018-07-17 Temporary channel for the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.
602 982 982 992 BBC Red Button 2 BBC 2018-07-17
603 983 983 993 BBC Red Button 3 BBC 2018-07-17
604 984 984 994 BBC Red Button 4 BBC 2018-07-17
605 985 985 995 BBC Red Button 5 BBC 2018-07-17
606 986 986 996 BBC Red Button 6 BBC 2018-07-17
512 France 24 (English) France Médias Monde 2018-07-27 Decided to broadcast in HD only. Sky EPG slot bought by France 24 (English) HD.
292 Showcase +1 Information TV Ltd 2018-08-02 Sky EPG slot bought by CLTV.
367 343 Vintage TV Vintage Entertainment Ltd 2018-08-07 Removed from all platforms due to carriage costs. Later went into administration.
752 Channel i Impress Group 2018-08-29 Removed due to missing EPG data.
514 CNC World China Xinhua News Network Corporation 2018-08-30
772 Urdu1 Europe Alliance Media FZ LLC 2018-09-14
429 545 Motorsport.tv Motorsport Network 2018-10-01 Became an online streaming channel.
592 Olive TV Zion of the Holy One of Israel Ministries 2018-10-05
374 Heart TV Global Television (Global Group) 2018-10-11 Removed from Freesat on 10 October 2018.
375 Capital TV Global Television (Global Group) 2018-10-11
680 V Channel Avalon Capital Ltd 2018-11-05
181 Sony Crime Channel 2 Sony Pictures Television 2018-11-15 Sky EPG slot bought by Forces TV.
366 Scuzz CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) 2018-11-15 Sky EPG slot bought by Chart Show Hits.

2019

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
591 Believe TV Believe TV Station 2019-01-07
712 Jus Punjabi Jus Broadcasting 2019-01-11
825 TV5MONDE Europe TV5MONDE, S.A. 2019-01-18 Became an online channel in the UK. Removed from Sky on 30 November 2018. Sky EPG slot bought by MTV Beats.
544 LFCTV Liverpool F.C. 2019-01-30 Decided to broadcast in HD only. Removed from Sky on 1 June 2018. Sky and Virgin Media EPG slots given to LFCTV HD.
667 Retail Therapy TV Retail Therapy Media Ltd 2019-01-31 Replaced with High Street TV 5.
2 102 102 102 BBC Two Scotland BBC Scotland 2019-02-18 Scotland only. Replaced with BBC Scotland, which launched on 24 February 2019.
970 970 BBC Two Scotland BBC Scotland 2019-02-18 England, Northern Ireland and Wales only. Replaced with BBC Scotland, which launched on 24 February 2019.
264 225 Lifetime +1 A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 2019-03-07
814 681 Juwelo UK Rocks and Co. Productions Limited 2019-03-13 Removed from Sky on 7 January 2019.
185 Propeller TV Xiking Group 2019-04-10 Sky EPG slot bought by Travelxp.
421 eir Sport 1 eir 2019-05-16 Northern Ireland only. Decided to broadcast in HD only on satellite.
710 813 Zing Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2019-06-03 Sky EPG slot bought by Republic Bharat.
716 811 &TV Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2019-06-03 Sky EPG slot bought by Foodxp.
754 Living Foodz Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2019-06-03
812 Living Foodz HD Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2019-06-03
885 809 Zee TV HD Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2019-06-03 Replaced with the standard-definition version, which this version replaced when launched, on Virgin Media.
68 180 212 True Crime Sony Pictures Television 2019-07-01 Freeview closure occurred in Manchester only.
69 280 True Crime +1 Sony Pictures Television 2019-07-01
980 981 990 BBC Red Button HD BBC 2019-07-15 Temporary channel for the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.
602 982 982 992 BBC Red Button 2 BBC 2019-07-15
603 983 983 993 BBC Red Button 3 BBC 2019-07-15
604 984 984 994 BBC Red Button 4 BBC 2019-07-15
605 985 985 995 BBC Red Button 5 BBC 2019-07-15
606 986 986 996 BBC Red Button 6 BBC 2019-07-15
48 142 157 189 True Entertainment Sony Pictures Television 2019-09-10 Replaced with revival of Sony Channel.
152 257 220 True Entertainment +1 Sony Pictures Television 2019-09-10 Replaced with revival of Sony Channel +1.
40 305 323 426 Movies4Men Sony Pictures Television 2019-09-10 Replaced with Sony Movies Action.
324 Movies4Men +1 Sony Pictures Television 2019-09-10 Replaced with Sony Movies Action +1.
50 303 319 424 True Movies Sony Pictures Television 2019-09-10 Replaced with Sony Movies Christmas.
62 304 320 True Movies +1 Sony Pictures Television 2019-09-10 Replaced with Sony Movies Christmas +1. Freeview change occurred in Manchester only.
198 278 Good Food Discovery, Inc. 2019-09-12 Closed following acquisition by Discovery earlier in the year. Programmes moved to the Food Network.
298 280 Good Food +1 Discovery, Inc. 2019-09-12
866 279 Good Food HD Discovery, Inc. 2019-09-12
72 168 218 YourTV Fox Networks Group 2019-09-27 Removed from Freesat on 25 September 2019. Programmes moved to Fox.
170 160 Real Lives Sky UK Ltd 2019-10-01 Replaced with Sky Crime. Sky and Virgin Media EPG slots given to Sky Two.
270 207 Real Lives +1 Sky UK Ltd 2019-10-01 Replaced with Sky Crime +1.
279 Sony Crime Channel +1 Sony Pictures Television 2019-10-30
740 Peace TV Zakir Naik 2019-11-19 Licences surrendered before being revoked by Ofcom.
747 Peace TV Urdu Zakir Naik 2019-11-19

2020

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
31 141 150 154 5Spike ViacomCBS International Media Networks Europe 2020-01-07 Merged with Paramount Network, in a similar move to the US version in 2018.
250 5Spike +1 ViacomCBS International Media Networks Europe 2020-01-07 Replaced with Paramount Network +1, which launched only on Freeview before launching on Sky the next week.
160 316 VH1 ViacomCBS International Media Networks Europe 2020-01-07 Replaced with MTV Classic on Virgin Media. Sky EPG slot later bought by Smithsonian Channel.
358 330 Box Upfront The Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 2020-01-09
113 122 Universal TV NBCUniversal International Networks 2020-01-27 Replaced with Sky Comedy.
213 206 Universal TV +1 NBCUniversal International Networks 2020-01-27
813 121 Universal TV HD NBCUniversal International Networks 2020-01-27 Replaced with Sky Comedy HD.
612 Disney XD +1 Disney Channels Worldwide 2020-04-30 Closed alongside select Disney channels in Europe and Australia. Sky EPG slot given to BabyTV.
147 260 230 Challenge +1 Sky UK Ltd 2020-06-01 Freesat EPG slot given to Pick HD.
366 Trace Latina Trace Group 2020-06-01 Programmes moved to Trace Urban.
369 Starz TV Trace Group 2020-06-01 Removed from Freesat on 30 April 2020. Programmes moved to Trace Urban and Trace Vault.
741 Geo Kahani Independent Media Corporation 2020-06-01 Looked to sell its Sky EPG slot.
716 Heat Radio Bauer Radio 2020-06-02 Replaced with Greatest Hits Radio on Freeview.
179 193 Sony Crime Channel Sony Pictures Television 2020-06-09
69 CBS Justice +1 CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 2020-06-22 Closed to help make room on COM7 following closure of COM8 on Freeview.
109 Channel 4 +1 HD Channel Four Television Corporation 2020-06-22 Closed to help make room on COM7 following closure of COM8 on Freeview.
330 OUTtv OUTtv Media B.V. 2020-07-01
250 Paramount Network +1 ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 2020-07-14
226 MTV +1 ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 2020-07-20
227 Comedy Central Extra +1 Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky UK Ltd) 2020-07-20
352 318 MTV OMG ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 2020-07-20 Content moved to MTV Hits.
354 314 Club MTV ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 2020-07-20 Chart based on this channel's former content airing on MTV Base on Fridays.
356 MTV Music +1 ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 2020-07-20
357 315 MTV Rocks ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 2020-07-20 Chart based on this channel's former content airing on MTV Music on Sundays.
293 Horse & Country TV Horse & Country TV Ltd 2020-07-20 Removed from Sky on 31 January 2020.
312 412 Sky Cinema Premiere +1 Sky UK Ltd 2020-07-23 Replaced with Sky Cinema Animation. Returned on 6 January 2021.
895 Pick HD Sky UK Ltd 2020-08-04 Removed from Virgin Media on 29 July 2020 and Freesat on 30 July 2020. Temporary channel to air 25 of the remaining 92 Premier League games that were to be played behind closed doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
289 Travel Channel Discovery, Inc. 2020-08-27 Removed from Sky on 30 June 2020.
34 Merit Sky UK Ltd 2020-09-17 Launched by ITV as a vehicle to sell the Freeview channel number. Acquired by Sky for Sky Arts to launch on Freeview. Freeview EPG number swapped with Pick.
609 724 Disney Channel Disney Channels Worldwide 2020-10-01 Closed due to Disney failing to reach a new carriage deal with Sky and Virgin Media. Content shifted to Disney+
610 725 Disney Channel +1
644 Disney Channel HD
607 727 Disney Junior
608 Disney Junior +1
643 Disney Junior HD
611 707 Disney XD
645 Disney XD HD

2021

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
190 mytv Record Group 2021-01-05 Sky EPG slot bought by NTD.
786 Abu Dhabi TV Abu Dhabi Media
792 Record TV HD Grupo Record
178 287 Discovery Home & Health Discovery, Inc. 2021-01-06 Content shifted to Discovery+.
278 291 Discovery Home & Health +1
192 288 Discovery Shed
307 Sky Cinema Disney Sky UK Ltd Was temporarily renamed Sky Cinema Five Star Movies from 31 December 2020 to 6 January 2021. Replaced with Sky Cinema Premiere +1. Content shifted to Disney+.
847 405 Sky Cinema Disney HD Sky UK Ltd Was temporarily renamed Sky Cinema Five Star Movies HD from 31 December 2020 to 6 January 2021. Content shifted to Disney+.
0214 UCB Ireland United Christian Broadcasters
211 509 CGTN China Central Television 2021-02-04 Licence revoked by Ofcom.
891 CGTN HD China Central Television Licence revoked by Ofcom.
83 Together +1 The Community Channel 2021-02-15
187 Lifetime A+E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 2021-03-01 Sky EPG slot bought by Blaze in the Channel Islands (which would later be used for That's TV Gold).
208 Lifetime HD
173 184 BET ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 2021-04-08 Content moved to My5 and Pluto TV.
524 Sky News Floyd Case HD Sky UK Ltd 2021-04-22 Temporary channel to broadcast the trial of Derek Chauvin on charges of murdering George Floyd in 2020.
183 Vice Vice TV UK Ltd 2021-04-30
421 eir Sport 1 HD eir 2021-06-30 Northern Ireland only. Continued broadcasting in the Republic of Ireland until 28 October 2021.
124 157 Fox Fox Networks Group
(Disney International Operations/Disney UK & Ireland)
2021-07-01 Selected content shifted to Star on Disney+. Sky EPG slot given to Sky Nature.
224 158 Fox +1 Selected content shifted to Star on Disney+.
821 199 Fox HD
982 982 992 BBC Red Button 2 BBC 2021-07-13 Temporary channels for the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
983 983 993 BBC Red Button 3
984 984 994 BBC Red Button 4
985 985 995 BBC Red Button 5
986 986 996 BBC Red Button 6
980 982 990 BBC Red Button HD 2021-08-09 Temporary channel for the 2021 Wimbledon Championships and the 2020 Summer Olympics.
983 537 Eurosport 3 HD Discovery, Inc. Temporary channels for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
984 538 Eurosport 4 HD
985 539 Eurosport 5 HD
986 540 Eurosport 6 HD
987 541 Eurosport 7 HD
988 542 Eurosport 8 HD
989 543 Eurosport 9 HD
106 110 Sky One Sky UK Ltd 2021-09-01 Replaced by Sky Showcase as content shifts to Sky Max.
206 Sky One +1
806 109 Sky One HD

2022

DTT Freesat Sky Virgin TV Channel name Owner/parent company at the time Date shutdown Reason
983 523 Eurosport 3 HD Discovery, Inc. 2022-02-21 Temporary channels for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
984 524 Eurosport 4 HD
985 525 Eurosport 5 HD
234 206 511 RT TV Novosti 2022-03-02 Banned in the European Union as a result of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[247] The licence was later revoked by Ofcom[248] and the parent company's British operations are now being liquidated.[249]
113 885 RT HD ANO-TV Novosti 2022-03-02
252 229 Syfy +1 NBCUniversal International Networks 2022-03-30
145 259 Pick +1 Sky UK Ltd 2022-03-30
352 313 MTV Base Paramount Global 2022-03-31 Replaced by MTV 90s.
353 316 MTV Classic Paramount Global 2022-03-31 Replaced by MTV 80s.
31 181 139 337 4Music Channel Four Television Corporation 2022-06-29 Replaced with E4 Extra.
501 354 336 Box Hits Channel Four Television Corporation 2022-06-29 Replaced with 4Music.
65 FreeSports Premier Media 2022-06-30 Closed following closure of COM7 on Freeview.
69 137 148 192 CBS Justice CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 2022-06-30 Freesat and Sky EPG slots given to Legend and Virgin Media EPG slots given to HorrorXtra.
87 PBS America +1 PBS UK LLC 2022-06-30 Closed following closure of COM7 on Freeview.
96 165 181 274 Forces TV Services Sound & Vision Corporation 2022-06-30 Closed following closure of COM7 on Freeview.
112 QVC Beauty HD QVC (Qurate Retail Group) 2022-06-30 Closed following closure of COM7 on Freeview.
427 554 LaLiga TV HD Premier Media 2022-06-30
982 982 BBC Red Button 2 BBC 2022-07-12 Temporary channels for the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.
983 983 BBC Red Button 3
984 984 BBC Red Button 4
985 985 BBC Red Button 5
986 986 BBC Red Button 6

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