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Type of site
Available inEnglish
OwnerFlextech Television
Created byFlextech Television
LaunchedFebruary 1999
Current statusClosed April 2002
CountryUnited Kingdom
OwnerFlextech Television
LaunchedJune 2000
ClosedMarch 2001

SceneOne was a general entertainment website and television channel operated by Flextech Television, now Living TV Group.

The site was accessible via the public internet[1] and within the walled garden of the Telewest[1] and Cable and Wireless[2] cable television platforms (now Virgin Television). Listings from the site were also available via Orange's WAP mobile phone walled garden.[3] The website started in February 1999,[4] and, following an announcement in March 2002, the site was shut on 4 April due to a lack of revenue.[5][6] The site's coverage spanned cinema, TV, radio, music, concerts, theatre, comedy, online, books and videos.[2]

The television channel was announced in 1999,[4] launched in June 2000 and closed in March 2001. It was accessible to subscribers of Telewest cable television. There was speculation that the closure was due to low viewing figures and the failure to gain carriage on Sky Digital, although this was denied by the general manager of SceneOne.[7] The channel broadcast for 24 hours per day, and broadcast entertainment news and reviews on similar genres to the web site. Programmes included The Film Scene, The Gig Scene, and Knockin' Out.[8]

The SceneOne brand was also used for an entertainment shopping portal accessible via the Open.... interactive television service on Sky Digital satellite television.[1][9][10]

SceneOne was recently a brand for a 5-minute show dedicated to showbiz and latest on DVD/CD releases on Living.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Quarterly report" (PDF). 2001. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b "The Interactive Mediums – Digital, Interactive and Web TV – Interactive Services". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 23 June 2007.
  4. ^ a b "Google Groups". Google Groups. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  5. ^ "18 jobs at risk at SceneOne". The Register.
  6. ^ "Flextech shuts SceneOne due to poor sales".
  7. ^ "Flextech axes TV channel". The Guardian. 9 March 2001.
  8. ^ "TV Channel Providers from Cheapest Digital TV UK". Archived from the original on 6 June 2007. Retrieved 23 June 2007.
  9. ^ "Press Release". Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 23 June 2007.
  10. ^ "Flextech launches ticket site on Open".