|Owned by||ITV plc|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)
|Formerly called||Granada UKTV
|TelkomVision (Indonesia)||Channel 503|
|Astro (Malaysia)||Channel 735|
|OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
|PPCTV (Cambodia)||Channel 44|
|MediaNet (Maldives)||Channel 527|
|GO (Malta)||Channel 305|
|Melita Cable (Malta)||Channel 309|
|StarHub TV (Singapore)||Channel 523|
|Banglamung TV (Thailand)||Channel 24|
|SkyCable (Philippines)||Channel TBA|
|MOD (Taiwan)||Channel 78|
|TOT iptv (MeTV)(Thailand)||Channel 331|
|Etisalat eLife (UAE)||Channel 449|
ITV Choice is a satellite and cable television channel owned and operated by ITV plc. It is available in the Middle East, Cyprus, Malta, and across Asia, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia. The channel was launched in 1997 by Granada Media under the name Granada UKTV. It was available in New Zealand until 2002, when it was dropped by Sky Network Television.
It primarily carries ITV and other UK programming, produced by ITV Studios and other independent production companies. Key programmes include Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Dancing on Ice, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, The Jonathan Ross Show, Doc Martin and others.
The service was expanded and relaunched as Granada TV during 2008, when ITV announced plans to offer the channel to cable and satellite operators in Asia.
ITV Choice broadcasts on the following platforms: in Hong Kong on now TV channel 517, in Indonesia on Skynindo channel 27 and TelkomVision channel 503, in Malaysia on Astro channel 735, in Malta on GO (Malta) Channel 305 and Melita Cable channel 309, in the Middle East on Star TV's Star Select service, as well as on Orbit Showtime Network OSN channel 47 and Arab Digital Distribution in the Middle East, in Taiwan on Chunghwa Telecom channel 82 and in Thailand through Cable Thai Holding to thousands of homes. It is also available on satellite ABS 1 across Asia and Middle East. The channel broadcasts on Star TV's Star Select service and Arab Digital Distribution in the Middle East, on Melita Cable and GO in Malta, and now on a range of cable platforms across Asia.
Granada TV was launched in Hong Kong on 7 September 2010 on PCCW's Now TV platform, Channel 517. On 1 November 2010, it was rebranded as ITV Granada. On 6 December 2010, the rebranded channel launched its service in Taiwan on Chunghwa Telecom's MOD (or TV over IP) platform, Channel 82. It was launched in India on 5 January 2012 by the leading DTH Broadcaster Airtel digital TV.
The channel was renamed ITV Choice on 25 March 2013, and ceased to be carried on mio TV. On 30 December of the same year, StarHub dropped ITV Choice, meaning that the channel is no longer available in Singapore.
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