ITV Choice

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This article is about the channel formerly known as ITV Granada. For the ITV regional franchise, see ITV Granada.
ITV Choice
ITV Choice.svg
Launched 1997 (1997)
Owned by ITV plc
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Language English
Broadcast area Europe
Asia
Oceania
Africa
South America
North America
Formerly called Granada UKTV
(1997–2008);
Granada TV
(2008–2010);
ITV Granada
(2010–2013)
Website itv-choice.com
Availability
DStv (Africa) Channel 123
Sky Net (Myanmar) N/A
Hitron (Papua New Guinea) Channel 113
Cable
PPCTV (Cambodia) Channel 44
Hathway (India) Channel 329
MediaNet (Maldives) Channel 817
GO (Malta) Channel 305
Melita (Malta) Channel 309
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 708
IPTV
Sky C&C (Mongolia) N/A
Omantel (Oman) N/A
MOD (Taiwan) Channel 126
TOT iptv (Thailand) Channel 204
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 337 (HD)
Streaming media
TVing Stick (South Korea) (South Korea only. Subscription needed.)

ITV Choice (formerly Granada UKTV, Granada TV and ITV Granada) is a cable and satellite television channel owned and operated by ITV plc. It is available in parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia as well as in Cyprus[citation needed] and Malta.

History[edit]

ITV Granada logo from 2010 to 2013.

The channel was launched in 1997 by Granada Media under the name Granada UKTV.[1]

The service was expanded and relaunched as Granada TV during 2008, when ITV announced plans to offer the channel to cable and satellite operators in Asia.[2]

On 1 November 2010, it was rebranded as ITV Granada.[citation needed] The channel was renamed again as ITV Choice on 25 March 2013,[3]

Programming[edit]

It primarily carries ITV and other UK programming, produced by ITV Studios and other independent production companies. Key programmes include Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Dancing on Ice, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, The Jonathan Ross Show, Doc Martin, The Chase and Tipping Point, among others.

Availability[edit]

ITV Choice broadcasts in the following countries and regions:

It is also available on satellite ABS 1 across Asia and Middle East.[7]

Former[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b New Year Programme Changes For Sky Television, 10 December 2001
  2. ^ "ITV Worldwide previews entertainment channel in Asia". ITV plc. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "ITV Granada to rebrand as ITV Choice". Asia Today. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  4. ^ ITV Choice heading to Africa
  5. ^ "Granada TV to Launch on StarHub". WorldScreen.com. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  6. ^ ITV re-launches channel in Singapore, Digital TV Europe, July 1, 2015
  7. ^ "ABS 1 at 75.0°E". LyngSat. Retrieved 15 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Astro adds Granada TV". Rapid TV News. 17 December 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 

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