Heat (TV channel)
|Launched||3 July 2012|
|Owned by||Box Television
(Bauer Media Group/Channel Four Television Corporation)
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
|Audience share||~0.0% (November 2012, BARB)|
|Sky (UK only)||Channel 364|
|Eutelsat 28A||11222 H 27500 2/3|
|Virgin Media||Channel 338|
|Smallworld Cable||Channel 361|
|UPC Ireland||Channel 714|
|TalkTalk Plus TV||Channel 440|
|Virgin TV Anywhere||Watch live (UK only)|
|UPC Horizon||Watch live (Ireland only)|
Heat is a British music television channel that is based on the magazine of the same name, owned by Box Television, a joint venture between Bauer Media Group and Channel Four Television Corporation. It launched on 3 July 2012, replacing Q.
The channel features daily celebrity gossip show Heat's Huge News, as well as a 60-minute programme rounding up weeks stories, titled Heat’s Huge Week of News, which is produced by ITN. In addition, ITN Productions co-produces celebrity documentary series Real Stories with Box Television. Heat also features The Heat-Ometer, its pick of the 20 biggest music videos narrated by Heat editor, Lucie Cave.
On 2 April 2013, all Box Television channels went free-to-air on satellite, apart from 4Music which went free-to-view. As a result the channels were removed from the Sky EPG in Ireland. However, Heat launched on Freesat on 29 April 2013, alongside Magic, following the addition of four other Box Television channels on 15 April.
- "Bauer axes Q TV after nearly 12 years to make way for Heat TV". Brand Republic. 23 May 2012.
- "ITN PRODUCTIONS WINS CELEBRITY NEWS DEAL FOR HEAT TV". ITN. 28 June 2012.
- "Heat TV to launch on 3 July". The Guardian. 23 May 2012.
- "Bauer's Box channels appear free-to-air on satellite". a516digital. 2 April 2013.
- "Magic and Heat TV stations added to Freesat". a516digital. 29 April 2013.
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