Vintage TV (TV channel)

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Vintage TV
Vintage TV (TV channel) logo.png
Launched 1 September 2010
Owned by Vintage Entertainment Limited
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share ~0.0% (September 2014 (2014-09), BARB)
Slogan It's all about the music!
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area United Kingdom, Ireland
Freeview Channel 242
Freesat Channel 515
Sky Channel 369
Eutelsat 28A 11261 H 27500 2/3
Virgin Media Channel 343
Streaming media

Vintage TV is a British music television channel which launched on 1 September 2010 on Sky and Freesat.[1]

Vintage TV broadcasts a selection of music-related programming including music videos and concerts from an array of popular music artists primarily dating from the 1940s to 1990s. About 40% of its programming is original, including entertainment series and more than 500 specially created music videos featuring archive footage from the BBC, ITN, and Getty Images.[2] Following a public vote from a list of 50 possible tracks,[3] the first music video played on the channel was The Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations'.

In April 2011, Vintage TV appointed 3Vision on a multi-year contract to help negotiate carriage deals for Vintage TV in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as assist in the channel's aim of serving as many markets as possible by the end of 2012.[4]

In July 2011, Vintage TV won the Freesat Award for Best Themed Channel.[5] In April 2012, Vintage TV was shortlisted for two Freesat awards, Best Niche TV Channel and Breakout Channel of the Year, by Freesat's panel of media industry judges.[6]

In April 2013, Vintage TV launched on Virgin Media under number 343.

In June 2014, Vintage TV became available on Internet connected Freeview boxes (Channel 242).[7]

Artists that have been a guest on Vintage TV include:

10cc, Alan McGee, Albert Hammond, Alex Kapranos, Alexander Nekrassov, Ali Campbell, Alvin Stardust, Anastacia, Andrew Roachford, Andy Bell, Andy Bown, Andy Fraser, Arlene Phillips, Average White Band, Barry Mason, Beth Orton, Billy Ocean, Brian Poole, Brother Beyond, Bruce Welch, Bucks Fizz, Cara Dillon, Candi Staton, Captain Sensible, Carl Palmer, Cheryl Baker, China Crisis, Chris de Burgh, Chris Difford, Clare Grogan, Claudia Brucken, Cliff Richard, Colin Bluntstone & Rod Argent, Daniel O'Donnell, Danny Bowes, Dave Hill, Dave Pearce, David Arnold, David Gray, David Hamilton, David Jenson, Dennis Morris, Denise Pearson, Dick Taylor, Donovan, Duane Eddy, Earth, Wind and Fire, Ed Stewart, Eddi Reader, Elaine Paige, Elizabeth Seal, Emma Stevens, Feargal Sharkey, Fiction Factory, Frank Allen, Fran Healy, Freda Payne, Gabrielle Aplin, Gabriella Cilmi, Gabrielle, Garry Christian, Geno Washington, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Glen Matlock, Glenn Gregory, Graham Nash, Haircut 100, Hazel O’Connor, Heaven 17, Holly Johnson, Howard Jones, Hue and Cry, Ian Anderson, Ian Broudie, INXS, Jack Savoretti, Janice Long, Jimmy Osmond, Jimmy Webb, JJ Burnel, Joan Armatrading, Joe Brown, Johnnie Walker, John Robb,Jools Holland, Josephine, Judie Tzuke, Justin Sullivan, Katie Melua, Katrina (Katrina and The Waves), Kiki Dee, Kim Wilde, King Mob, Kodaline, KT Tunstall, Leddra Chapman, Leee John, Leo Sayer, Leslie Phillips, Limahl, Linda Gail Lewis, Lisa Stansfield, Liz McClarnon, Lol Crème, Lulu, Marc Almond, Mari Wilson, Marika Hackman, Mark Brzezicki, Mark King, Mark Morriss, Mark Nevin, Mark Owen, Mark Shaw, Marty Wilde, Matt Cardle, Matt Everitt, Matt Goss, Maureen Lipman, Mervyn Conn, Michael Ball, Mick Gallagher, Mick Wilson, Midge Ure, Mike Batt, Mike D’Abo, Mike Hurst, Mike Lindup, Mike Read, Moya Brennan, Nell Bryden, Neil Finn, Newton Faulkner, Nick Heyward, Nik Kershaw, Nile Rodgers, Pat Sharp, Paul Hardcastle, Paul Young, Peter Andre, Peter Howarth, Phil May, PJ Proby, Polly Scattergood, P.P. Arnold, Ranking Roger, Ray Dorset, Richard Thompson, Rick Wakeman, Robbie Robertson, Robert Fripp, Robert Powell, Robyn Hitchcock, Rod Argent, Ron Sexsmith, Ruby Turner, Ruen Brothers, Rusty Egan, Sally James, Sam Brown, Seth Lakeman, Shakin' Stevens, Sheila E, Sheryl Crow, Sian Phillips, Simon Nicol, Sinead O'Connor, Sister Sledge, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Steve Hackett, Steve Harley, Steve Howe, Steve Ellis, Steve Strange, Stornoway, Suzi Quatro, Tayo Hendrix, Tereza Bazar, The Band Perry, The Feeling, The Jar Family, The Manfreds, The Rails, The Struts, The Stylistics, The Zombies, Thomas Dolby, Tim Burgess, Todd Rundgren, Tom Hickox, Tom McGuiness, Tom Robinson, Tony Blackburn, Tony Christie, Toyah Willcox, Trevor Horn, Turin Brakes.

Vintage TV in-house productions:

Neil McCormick’s Needle Time

The Janice Long Review Show

The Vintage TV Sessions

My Vintage

In The Studio

My Mixtape

Live With

The Vintage TV shop sells an array of vintage inspired gifts and greeting cards as well as t-shirts, mugs and badges!

Music Lovers allows fellow Vintage TV viewers to click and connect over their passion for music.


  1. ^ "Vintage TV unveils debut lineup". Digital Spy. 16 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Vintage TV Set For Freesat Launch". Join Freesat. 28 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Vintage TV to support music charity". Digital Spy. 24 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Vintage TV eyes worldwide distribution". Digital Spy. 6 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "ITV big winner at Freesat Awards 2011". Pocket-lint. 13 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Shortlist announced for Freesat Awards 2012". Freesat. 16 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "VINTAGE TV: NOW AVAILABLE ON FREEVIEW CHANNEL 242". Vintage TV. 19 June 2014. 

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