Carlton Select

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Carlton Select
Launched 1 April 1995 (1995-04-01)
Closed 1 March 2000 (2000-03-01)
(on ONdigital)
31 March 2003 (2003-03-31)
(on cable)
Owned by Carlton Television
(subdivision of
Carlton Communications plc)
Formerly called SelecTV (1995–97)
Availability (at time of closure)
ITV Digital Channel 35
Cable Channel 7

Carlton Select was a British digital television channel, owned by Carlton Television. It was originally launched in June 1995 as SelecTV before being purchased by Carlton in 1997 who relaunched it as Carlton Select.

In February 1997, after SelecTV was rebranded, Carlton Select branded itself as "The UK's leading entertainment cable channel". Together with quiz shows, films and comedies, the channel brought viewers a wide-ranging choice of high quality programming.

The channel was also available via satellite in Africa, on the South African DStv service.


This channel was the result of a purchase by Pearson Television of production company, SelecTV for the value of £5.2m in 1996. SelecTV ran a cable-only channel of the same name since June 1995 and whose roots stretch as far back as the mid-80s. SelecTV was rebranded as Carlton Select in February 1997.

The channel broadcast on weekdays from 17:00 to 01:00 and at weekends from 17:00 to 02:00. The other hours were devoted to Carlton Food Network, which timeshared each other.

Carlton Select was closed down on ONdigital, on 1 March 2000, and on cable on 31 March 2003.[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Walker, Hayden. "TVARK Carlton Select". TVARK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2017.