Sky Living Loves

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Sky Living Loves
Sky Living Loves.svg
Launched 5 July 2010
Closed 21 February 2012
Owned by British Sky Broadcasting
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
Audience share 0.0% (August 2011, BARB)
Formerly called Living Loves (2010-2011)
Replaced Living +2
Availability
(at time of closure)
Satellite
Sky Channel 130
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 159

Sky Living Loves was a British television channel owned by British Sky Broadcasting. It launched on 5 July 2010 and closed on 21 February 2012. It was the sister channel of Sky Living and Sky Livingit.

History[edit]

On 1 July 2010, a preview for Living Loves replaced Living +2 on Sky and Virgin Media, ahead of the channels launch at 3pm on 5 July.[1] The channel showed drama and comedy programmes that has recently aired on Sky Living, allowing viewers to watch shows again or catch up on series.[2][3]

It was announced on 25 October 2010, that Living would be rebranded as Sky Living in early 2011 and move EPG positions on Sky from channel 112 to 107 after Sky1 and before Sky Atlantic.[4] As part of the move, Living Loves was rebranded as Sky Living Loves.[5][6]

On 5 September 2011, Sky Living Loves began broadcasting 24 hours a day, up from the previous 3pm to 2am broadcasting hours.

In November 2011, it was announced that Sky Living Loves would close on 24 January 2012 as part of a restructure of the Sky-owned channels.[7][8] However, the restructure was delayed until 21 February 2012, with the channel closing at midnight.[9][10] The final programme to air on Sky Living Loves was an episode of Party Wars.

Sky Living Loves' EPG slot on Sky was given to Sky Arts 2.

Programming[edit]

Former logos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VMtv to launch Living Loves channel". Digital Spy. 24 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Virgin Media Television to launch repeat-focused Living Loves". Media Week. 24 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Virgin Media launches Living Loves". Digital TV Group. 24 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sky confirms strengthened entertainment line-up". British Sky Broadcasting. 25 October 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Sky Living Loves - Week to View". Sky Programme Information. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "New Sky EPG line up to make it even easier for customers to enjoy the best in pay TV". British Sky Broadcasting. 18 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sky Arts accelerates entertainment move". Broadcast. 9 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Sky Arts to Find New Home on EPG". Sky Media. 10 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Sky Arts finds a new home on Sky". Sky Arts. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Changes to your on-screen guide". Sky. 15 February 2012.