Heat (TV channel)

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Heat (TV channel) logo.png
Launched 3 July 2012
Owned by The Box Plus Network
(Bauer Media Group/Channel Four Television Corporation)
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share 0.01% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Replaced Q
Sister channel(s) 4seven
Channel 4
Smash Hits
The Box
Website www.heatworld.com/TV
Sky (UK only) Channel 364
(South Africa)
Channel 503
Eutelsat 28A 11389 H 27500 2/3
Virgin Media Channel 338
Virgin Media Ireland Channel 714
Streaming media
Heat Watch live
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)
UPC Horizon Watch live (Ireland only)

Heat is a British music television channel that is based on the magazine of the same name, owned by The Box Plus Network, a joint venture between Bauer Media Group and Channel Four Television Corporation. It launched on 3 July 2012, replacing Q.[1]

The channel features daily celebrity gossip show Heat's Huge News, as well as a 60-minute programme rounding up weeks stories, titled Heat’s Huge Week of News, which is produced by ITN.[2] In addition, ITN Productions co-produces celebrity documentary series Real Stories with Box Television. Heat also features The Heat-Ometer, its pick of the 20 biggest music videos narrated by Heat editor, Lucie Cave.[3]

On 2 April 2013, all Box Television channels went free-to-air on satellite, apart from 4Music which went free-to-view.[4] As a result the channels were removed from the Sky EPG in Ireland. However, Heat launched on Freesat on 29 April 2013, alongside Magic, following the addition of four other Box Television channels on 15 April.[5]

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