|Launched||24 January 2005|
|Owned by||Sony Pictures Television|
|Audience share||~0.0% (September 2014BARB),|
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom & Ireland|
|Formerly called||Fizz (2005–2009)|
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True Movies 1
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|Eutelsat 28A||11307 V 27500 2/3|
Launch and output
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.
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.
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.
As of 2014, it is now owned by CSC Media Group.
On 15 April 2014, Starz TV launched on Freesat, replacing BuzMuzik, which closed 12 days earlier.
Non-Stop Starz Music
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.
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
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
A morning version of Non-Stop Starz Music. This program features the hottest hits on Starz TV right now.
Full on Starz
This aired from 10pm and allowed viewers to send in explicit pictures and the channel would also play explicit videos.