Capital TV

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Capital TV
Capital TV logo.png
Launched 11 October 2012
Owned by Global Television
(Global Group)
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
Audience share 0.01% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Slogan The UK's Hit Music Station
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Sister channel(s) Heart TV
Freesat Channel 507
Sky Channel 388
Astra 2F 12522 V 27500 2/3
Streaming media
Capital TV Watch live
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only)

Capital TV is a British pop music television channel owned by Global Radio. The channel plays mainly contemporary hit music.


On 3 July 2012, Global Radio announced it would launch a TV channel of the same name, Capital.[1] The station launched on Sky and Freesat platforms on 11 October 2012 at 11:00 p.m., along with a TV channel of the same name for sister radio station Heart.[2] The channels can also be watched via dedicated iOS apps, as well as online. On 17 October 2012, Capital TV also launched on Freeview in Manchester. Both channels play non-stop music videos 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will also feature some exclusive content, such as the Jingle Bell Ball.[3] On 24 July 2012 it was confirmed BSkyB would be responsible for ad sales on both channels, likewise with the radio station, Capital TV is aimed at a younger target audience.[4]

The channel is not related to the former Restricted Service Licence television channel of the same name, which ran in Cardiff between 2002 and 2009.


  1. ^ Laughlin, Andrew (14 July 2012). "Global to launch Heart TV". Digital Spy. 
  2. ^ "Heart and Capital TV have launched". a516digital. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Laughlin, Andrew (12 October 2012). "Capital TV, Heart TV launched on Sky and Freesat". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  4. ^ McCabe, Masie (24 July 2012). "Global appoints Sky Media for Heart and Capital TV ad sales". Media Week. Retrieved 24 July 2012.