BuzMuzik

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BuzMuzik
BuzMuzik logo
Launched 30 May 2012
Closed 3 April 2014
Owned by CSC Media Group
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
Audience share ~0.0% (November 2012, BARB)
Replaced Chart Show TV +1
Replaced by True Entertainment +1 (Sky)
Starz TV (Freesat)
Sister channel(s) Bliss
Chart Show Dance
Chart Show TV
Flava
Kix
Pop
Pop Girl
Scuzz
Starz TV
Tiny Pop
True Drama
True Entertainment
True Movies 1
True Movies 2
The Vault
Availability (at time of closure)
Satellite
Freesat Channel 505
Sky Channel 372
Eutelsat 28A 11307 V 27500 2/3
Cable
WightFibre Channel 55

BuzMuzik was a short-lived viewer-controlled British music television channel owned and operated by CSC Media Group. Unlike MinX, another short lived music channel by CSC, its run lasted for two years compared to the other channel's 1 month life. It launched on 30 May 2012,[1] the launch date having slipped back several times from an initially mooted February opening.[2]

The channel launched in the slot previously occupied by Chart Show TV +1. On Sky, this space was previously used by NME TV from November 2007 to January 2012, and MinX for six weeks prior to that. NME TV had also been broadcasting on Freesat since February 2011.

BuzMuzik played a range of current and contemporary hits, and included viewer-voted selection shows in a similar manner to the Most Requested shows on The Vault. The channel also promotes its use of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as a means of interacting with its audience.[3]

The screen graphics featured, in the right hand side, a "runup" list of the latest tweets that either include @BuzMusik on social medias or messages from the text. Most of these were replied by BuzMusik itself. In the middle side, there was a small box featuring the latest video requests that used three-digit codes. In the left side, different photos on social medias sent by users were shown.

The channel's programming were divided into different hours-long blocks like Weekend Warm-Up and Buz Hot One; unlike Starz TV which divided blocks into days-long ones.

BuzMuzik was available from 6.00 am - 3.00 am on Sky channel 372 and Freesat channel 505, and was part of a bouquet of music channels owned by CSC Media.

The BuzMuzik channel ceased broadcasts in early April 2014; the closure followed CSC's purchase in late 2013 of the similar Starz TV service on Sky 371, which had been operating as a standalone channel under the ownership of Cloud One Television Ltd. The final broadcast of the text-chat matrix on BuzMuzik was on Tuesday 1 April.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart Show +1 skončil. Odstartoval BuzMuzik" (in Czech). Parabola. 30 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "NME TV's replacement to launch in February". Entertainment Interactive. 6 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Startao BuzMuzik umjesto Chart Show +1" (in Croatian). TeVe. 30 May 2012. 

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