ITV Choice

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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
Satellite
Cignal (Philippines) N/A
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
Destiny Cable/SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 272 (Digital)
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 708
Cablelink (Philippines) Coming Soon
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)

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, Tipping Point, Scrambled!, CITV (block), ITV Weekend News, Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge, Britain's Got Talent, Good Morning Britain, The Voice UK, This Morning and Art Attack 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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