OutTV (European TV channel)
|Launched||2 April 2008|
OUTtv Media B.V. |
576i (16:9, SDTV) |
|Sister channel(s)||OutTV (Canada)|
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|
|KPN (Netherlands)||Channel 315|
|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. Nowadays, most of the programs of the Canadian channel are no longer shown on the Dutch channel.
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
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:
- Six Feet Under
- The Golden Girls
- RuPaul's Drag Race
- Queer as Folk (US edition)
- Alan Carr: Chatty Man
OUTmusic is a collaboration with Gay.nl. 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.
- OUTtv Signs Licensing Deal to Create the Netherlands` First Gay Lifestyle Television Network; Echelon Magazine, 2008-04-24
- Jarco Kriek (30 November 2017). "Ziggo eerste aanbieder met alle RTL-zenders en OUT TV in HD" (in Dutch). TotaalTV.nl.
- radio.nl: OUTTV lanceert internetstation 'OUTmusic' (12-2-2010)