Starz TV

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This article is about the UK music video channel. For the American movie channel, see Starz. For other uses, see Starz (disambiguation).
Starz TV
Starz TV 2014 logo.jpg
Launched 24 January 2005
Owned by Sony Pictures Television
Audience share ~0.0% (September 2014 (2014-09), BARB)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area United Kingdom & Ireland
Formerly called Fizz (2005–2009)
Sister channel(s) Bliss
Chart Show Dance
Chart Show TV
Flava
Scuzz
Kix
Pop
Pop Girl
Tiny Pop
The Vault
True Drama
True Entertainment
True Movies 1
True Movies 2
Website StarzTV.co.uk
Availability
Satellite
Freesat Channel 505
Sky Channel 371
Eutelsat 28A 11307 V 27500 2/3

Starz (formerly Fizz TV) is a digital satellite TV channel, owned by CSC Media Group.

History[edit]

Launch and output[edit]

Fizz TV launched on 24 January 2005 on Sky channel 468. The output of the station is music videos from a range of genres that are currently popular in the charts. The channel also has a heavy interactive texting element, through the viewers being able to send in text messages and pictures to show on screen.

Reshuffles[edit]

The channel moved to Sky channel 361 on 28 February 2006 as part of a reshuffle to make more room in the Sports section, and on 4 August 2008, moved again to Sky channel 371, due to Sky Movies starting to broadcast in high-definition.

Company moves[edit]

The parent company of Channel U and Fizz TV, Video Interactive Television, went into voluntary liquidation at the beginning of February 2009, before being purchased by Mushroom TV. When purchasing the two channels, Mushroom TV agreed that Channel U and Fizz TV should be rebranded. The two channels were rebranded as Channel AKA and Starz TV on 16 March 2009.

On 22 June 2012, Mushroom TV entered liquidation.[1] Ofcom's television broadcast licensing update for May 2012, indicates that Starz TV was sold to Cloud Television One Limited.[2]

As of 2014, it is now owned by CSC Media Group.

Freesat[edit]

On 15 April 2014, Starz TV launched on Freesat, replacing BuzMuzik, which closed 12 days earlier.

Current programming[edit]

Non-Stop Starz Music[edit]

This program features all the latest hits. Songs are labeled by a four-digit number (three before 2009). Starz most commonly airs this program. Before 2013, this was called Starz Music.

Starz Unsigned[edit]

This program features unsigned acts, classic Starz videos & rarely played videos. Classic Starz videos come in this after they are removed from Non-Stop Starz Music.

Off Your Bass[edit]

This program airs at weekends only and features classic & new dubstep and drum'n'bass, similar to a former dubstep program on Channel AKA.

Hottest Hits on Starz[edit]

A morning version of Non-Stop Starz Music. This program features the hottest hits on Starz TV right now.

Former programming[edit]

Full on Starz[edit]

This aired from 10pm and allowed viewers to send in explicit pictures and the channel would also play explicit videos.

Former Logos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notice: 1618796 (Issue: 60193)". The London Gazette. 28 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Television Broadcast Licensing Update May 2012". Ofcom. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 

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