ITVBe

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ITVBe
ITVBe.
Launched 8 October 2014 (2014-10-08)
Owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd
(ITV plc)
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 0.40%
0.03% (+1) (April 2015 (2015-04), BARB)
Slogan 'Life worth sharing'
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Sister channel(s) ITV
ITV2
ITV3
ITV4
ITV Encore
CITV
The Store
Timeshift service ITVBe +1
Website itv.com/be
Availability
Freeview Channel 26
Channel 72 (+1)
Satellite
Freesat Channel 118
Channel 158 (+1)
Sky Channel 179
Channel 207 (+1)
Astra 2E 10758 V 22000 5/6
10891 H 22000 5/6 (+1)
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 119
Channel 120 (+1)
Channel 179 (HD)
Smallworld Cable Channel 119
Channel 120 (+1)
Channel 179 (HD)
Streaming media
Sky Go Watch live
(UK and Ireland only)
FilmOn Watch live
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

ITVBe, is a British entertainment, lifestyle and reality television channel owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd, a division of ITV plc. The channel launched on 8 October 2014,[1] and is wholly funded by advertising and sponsorship. It is available free-to-air on all the major broadcasting platforms, including Freesat, Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media.[2] The channel was first announced on 12 February 2014.

A high-definition simulcast, ITVBe HD, launched on Virgin Media on 19 November 2014, along with a one hour timeshift service, ITVBe +1. Both subsidiary channels were exclusive to the Virgin platform until the ITVBe +1 service was made available on the Sky and Freesat platforms on 15 December 2014.

Programming[edit]

ITVBe is predominantly female-orientated and targets a younger audience, including shows such as:[3]

Original British Series

Most watched programmes[edit]

The following is a list of the nine most watched shows on ITVBe since the channel began broadcasting in October 2014. Figures are based on Live +7 data supplied by BARB[4]

Rank Show Viewers
(millions)
Date
1 The Only Way Is Essex 1.36 9 November 2014
2 The Only Way Is Essex 1.18 19 October 2014
3 The Only Way Is Essex 1.16 2 November 2014
4 The Only Way Is Essex 1.12 26 October 2014
5 The Real Housewives of Cheshire 1.11 12 January 2015
6 The Only Way Is Essex 1.09 12 October 2014
7 The Only Way Is Essex 1.06 12 December 2014
8 The Only Way Is Essex 1.03 22 October 2014
9 The Only Way Is Essex 1.01 1 March 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITV confirms ITVBe launch date". ITV. 22 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "ITV to launch ITVBe". ITV plc. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Sweney, Mark (12 February 2014). "ITV to launch female-focused channel". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  4. ^ BARB, via [1]

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