Brit Hits

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Brit Hits
Brit Hits logo.png
Launched 8 December 2008
Closed 13 April 2009
Owned by TV Legal Limited
Country United Kingdom
Formerly called Legal TV, RED TV
Website brithits.tv
Availability
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 215, 385

Brit Hits was a television channel broadcast via the Sky Digital satellite platform to the United Kingdom on channel 215, previously on channel 385.

The channel, which was launched on 8 December 2008, was formerly known as Legal TV and Red TV. Brit Hits targeted an audience between 16 and 45 years old, focusing most of its broadcast on new up-and-coming British acts, as well as older British artists.

In February 2009, Brit Hits was simulcasting Psychic TV, and also contained other non-related music programmes. It no longer showed music.

Brit Hits closed on 13 April 2009 and was replaced by The Sikh Channel.[1][2]

Programme highlights[edit]

Shows that were broadcast by Brit Hits:

  • 80s from all Around
  • 90s to the Naughties
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • British Connection
  • Love Brits
  • New Kicks
  • Old Skool vs New Skool
  • Power Hour
  • Random Brits
  • The 90s Pop Hits
  • US Divas vs Brit Babes

Previous names[edit]

Legal TV[edit]

Legal TV
Legal TV logo
Launched 27 February 2006
Owned by TV Legal Limited
Country United Kingdom
Website legaltv.co.uk
Availability
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 186
Eutelsat 28A 11224V 27500 2/3
Streaming media
legaltv.co.uk Online Streaming

Legal TV was a television channel broadcast via the Sky Digital satellite platform to the United Kingdom.

The channel, which was launched on 20 February 2006, adopted the motto "the law firm in your living room" and aimed its programmes at a lay audience. Legal advice given by the channel was of a general nature, compared by a senior director to "...advice that might be sourced from the CAB".[3]

Legal was TV rebranded as Red TV on Monday 17 December 2007.

Red TV[edit]

For the Chilean television channel, see Red Televisión.
RED TV
RED TV logo
Launched 17 December 2007
Owned by TV Legal Limited
Country United Kingdom
Formerly called Legal TV
Website red-tv.co.uk
Availability
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 180
Eutelsat 28A 12.480V 27500 2/3
Streaming media
red-tv.co.uk Online Streaming

Red TV was broadcast via the Sky Digital satellite platform to the United Kingdom. The channel, which was launched on 17 December 2007, sought to expand on Legal TV's line-up of home-grown and USA-imported legal programming by introducing reality TV and lifestyle documentary shows. The channel's slogan was 'Close to Life'.

Red TV was relaunched as Brit Hits TV in December 2008. The channel moved EPG genres from entertainment to music.

Programme highlights[edit]

Amongst shows broadcast by Red:

  • Maddie's Got Talent - talent show hosted by Madeline Roberts
  • Aisleyne - documentary series following model and ex-Big Brother contestant, Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
  • The Red Room - showcase for new bands, presented by Polly X
  • Hello Poland - magazine show for the Polish community in the UK
  • Elliott Frisby singer/songwriter - Saturday 19:00
  • Immigration with Reham - presenter Reham Khan gave legal advice to asylum seekers and immigrants
  • Crown Court - repeat showing of the 1970s ITV courtroom drama
  • Doncaster Belles - cameras follow a women's football team during the 2007-08 season
  • Melissa Paramedic - documentary tracking a former singer turned paramedic
  • Celebrity: Stars at Work - fly on the wall series following the professional and personal lives of various celebrities (sic), featuring the model and TV personality Thekla Roth and model Monica Harris
  • Mike Read's Pop Quiz

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Sikh Channel launches this month". Biz Asia. 2009-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Brit Hits TV makes way for The Sikh Channel". Biz Asia. 2009-04-10. 
  3. ^ The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland "Sky to launch Legal TV"

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