OutTV (European TV channel)

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OutTV
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Launched 2 April 2008; 10 years ago (2008-04-02)
Owned by OUTtv Media B.V.
(Marc Putman)
Picture format 576i (16:9, SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Your Lifestyle
Country Netherlands
Broadcast area
Headquarters Utrecht
Sister channel(s) OutTV (Canada)
Website www.out.tv
Availability
Cable
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 129 (HD)
Channel 798 (HD)
CAIWAY (Netherlands) Channel 134
DELTA (Netherlands) Channel 365
Telenet Digital TV (Belgium) Channel 551
Com Hem (Sweden) Channel 74
IPTV
KPN (Netherlands) Channel 315
Streaming media
Ziggo GO ZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands only)

OutTV (stylized as OUTtv) is a Netherlands-based television channel which can be viewed via cable television/digital television as a premium channel in the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. OutTV was launched on 2 April 2008 by OUTtv Media B.V. and has also been available with other cable companies since 11 April 2008.

OutTV was founded as a collaboration with the Canadian channel of the same name, whereby the brand and many of the programmes were licensed.[1] Nowadays, most of the programs of the Canadian channel are no longer shown on the Dutch channel.[citation needed]

An HD-simulcast started through Ziggo in the Netherlands on 30 November 2017.[2]

Programming[edit]

OutTV is a lifestyle- and entertainment – channel which offers a broad range of programs, such as drama, comedy, talk shows, documentaries and films, which are mostly targeted towards gay people. Advertisements are shown before and after programs, so as to not interrupt the program.

Series and films[edit]

OutTV differentiates itself with a varied programming of quality shows and qualitative art-house films. For example, the Golden Globes and Emmy Awarded series Six Feet Under, the successful Irish drama series RAW and the controversial Queer as Folk are shown. But also enough entertainment; the lifestyle channel offers renowned comedy shows such as Little Britain, Absolutely Fabulous and Golden Girls. OutTV also broadcasts their own productions, such as the current affairs programmes OutTV News and OutTV Reports; and the travel show Travel Experience, hosted by Ian van der Putten. It has shown specials covering several gay pride celebrations and the Eurovision Song Contest.

Several well-known shows which are or were broadcast on OUTtv are:

Availability[edit]

Country Provider
 Netherlands Caiway
Delta
Glashart
KPN
Ziggo
 Belgium Telenet
 Sweden Com Hem

OUTmusic[edit]

OUTmusic is a collaboration with Gay.nl.[3] On March 1, 2010 OUTtv started its own internet radio station under the name OUTmusic. This channel mostly targets gay men and “like-minded” listeners and primarily brings new and well-known hits of the 1990s and 2000s. In the evening lounge music can be heard and in the weekend well-known Gay Classics. Next to the standard programme blocks, OUTmusic also offers room for pop divas, well-known dj’s of famous gay clubs, new artists and the Eurovision Song Contest.

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