The Amp
Programming
Picture formatPAL (576i, 16:9/Pillarbox)
Ownership
OwnerBritish Sky Broadcasting
History
Launched17 April 2003
Closed2 March 2006
Replaced byBliss
Links
Websitewww.theamp.tv (No Longer Active)
Availability
Satellite
Sky DigitalChannel 469
Eutelsat 28A11642V 27500 2/3

The Amp was a satellite and cable television channel, showing music videos, owned by British Sky Broadcasting, and operated on their behalf by Chart Show Channels. It was operated as part of a trio, with Scuzz and Flaunt as its sister stations.

History

The Amp was a channel that aired more 'Alternative' or 'Non Mainstream' music along with a selection of trip hop, downtempo, electronica, ambient videos and programming from today and days gone by. Mainly old British 'indie' bands. It was an interactive channel in the early days but this was later dropped with the takeover and it was populated with specialist TV shows talking about the careers of famous 'Alternative' Rock bands. While playing music videos back to back during the day.

Closure

It was dropped and replaced by a classic pop channel Bliss in March 2006 because although the channel had a loyal fan base, it simply failed to reach out to a wide enough audience and wasn't cost effective. Until November 15, 2018, the only original channel that still existed was Scuzz which was also owned by BSkyB, as Flaunt closed on 17 March 2010, while Bliss closed on 27 November 2015.