|Launched||9 June 2014|
|Owned by||ITV Digital Channels Ltd
|Picture format||16:9 576i (SDTV)
~0.0% (+1) (June 2014 , BARB)
|Timeshift service||ITV Encore +1|
|Channel 123 (SD/HD)
Channel 193 (+1)
Channel 298 (SD)
|Sky Go||Watch live
(UK and Ireland only)
|Now TV||Watch live (UK only)|
ITV Encore is a British drama television channel in the United Kingdom that is owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd, a division of ITV plc. The channel is exclusive to Sky's satellite platform as well as Sky+ HD, Sky Go, Now TV, and Sky Store.
ITV Encore launched at 7pm on 9 June 2014. The first programme to be shown on the channel was an episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot.
ITV Encore +1
A timeshift service launched on Sky channel 193 on the same day as ITV Encore. The channel broadcasts viewers' favourite ITV dramas one hour later like other +1 timeshifts.
ITV Encore HD
A high-definition service also launched on Sky channel 298 on the same day as ITV Encore and ITV Encore +1. It broadcasts viewers' favourite ITV dramas in high-definition.
The new channel broadcasts some of ITV's most successful drama series of recent years. From launch, it also screens original commissions.
- Agatha Christie's Poirot
- DCI Banks
- Doctor Finlay
- The Ice Cream Girls
- Just Henry
- Law & Order: UK
- Midsomer Murders
- Mrs Biggs
- Peak Practice
- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries
- Scott & Bailey
More original commissions airs on ITV Encore from launch.
- The Encore Hour (airing each day from 6am - 12noon)
- "We are proud to announce the new pay channel, ITV Encore.". ITV Media. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
- Eames, Tom (29 January 2014). "ITV announces new drama pay channel Encore for Sky". Digital Spy. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- "ITV to launch pay-TV drama channel". BBC. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- "ITV confirms ITV Encore launch date". ITV Media. Retrieved 3 April 2014.