ITVBe

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ITVBe
ITVBe.
Launched 8 October 2014 (2014-10-08)
Owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd
(ITV plc)
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 0.46%
0.04% (+1) (October 2015 (2015-10), BARB)
Slogan Life worth sharing
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Sister channel(s) ITV
ITV2
ITV3
ITV4
ITV Encore
CITV
The Store
Timeshift service ITVBe +1
Website www.itv.com/hub/itvbe
Availability
Freeview Channel 26
Channel 72 (+1)
Satellite
Freesat Channel 118
Channel 119 (+1)
Sky (UK only) Channel 179
Channel 207 (+1)
Astra 2E 10758 V 22000 5/6
10891 H 22000 5/6 (+1)
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 119
Channel 120 (+1)
Channel 179 (HD)
Streaming media
ITV Hub Watch live (UK only)
Sky Go Watch live
(UK and Ireland only)
FilmOn Watch live
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

ITVBe is a British entertainment, lifestyle and reality television channel owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd, a division of ITV plc. The channel launched on 8 October 2014,[1] and is wholly funded by advertising and sponsorship. It is available free-to-air on all the major broadcasting platforms, including Freesat, Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media.[2] The channel was first announced on 12 February 2014.

A high-definition simulcast, ITVBe HD, launched on Virgin Media on 19 November 2014, along with a one-hour timeshift service, ITVBe +1. Both subsidiary channels were exclusive to the Virgin platform until the ITVBe +1 service was made available on the Sky and Freesat platforms on 15 December 2014.

Programming[edit]

ITVBe targets a younger audience, including shows such as:[3]

Original British Series
International Series

Most watched programmes[edit]

The following is a list of the nine most watched shows on ITVBe since the channel began broadcasting in October 2014. Figures are based on Live +7 data supplied by BARB[4]

Rank Show Viewers
(millions)
Date
1 The Only Way Is Essex 1.36 9 November 2014
2 The Only Way Is Essex 1.18 19 October 2014
3 The Only Way Is Essex 1.16 2 November 2014
4 The Only Way Is Essex 1.12 26 October 2014
5 The Real Housewives of Cheshire 1.11 12 January 2015
6 The Only Way Is Essex 1.09 12 October 2014
7 The Only Way Is Essex 1.06 12 December 2014
8 The Only Way Is Essex 1.03 22 October 2014
9 The Only Way Is Essex 1.01 1 March 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITV confirms ITVBe launch date". ITV. 22 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "ITV to launch ITVBe". ITV plc. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Sweney, Mark (12 February 2014). "ITV to launch female-focused channel". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  4. ^ BARB, via [1]

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