Starz TV

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Starz TV
Starz TV 2014 logo.jpg
Launched24 January 2005 (2005-01-24)
Owned byTRACE Group
Picture format16:9 576i SDTV
Audience share0.02% (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
Formerly calledFizz (2005–09)
ReplacedBuzMuzik (Freesat)
Sister channel(s)Chart Show Hits
Chart Show TV
The Vault
SkyChannel 369
Astra 2E
11426 V 27500 5/6

Starz TV (formerly Fizz TV) is a British pay television music channel, owned by TRACE Group.


Fizz TV was launched on 24 January 2005 on Sky. The output of the station is music videos from a range of genres that are currently popular in the charts. The channel also has a heavy interactive texting element, through the viewers being able to send in text messages and pictures to show on screen.

The parent company of Channel U and Fizz TV, Video Interactive Television, went into voluntary liquidation at the beginning of February 2009, before being purchased by Mushroom TV. When purchasing the two channels, Mushroom TV agreed that Channel U and Fizz TV should be rebranded. The two channels were rebranded as Channel AKA and Starz TV on 16 March 2009.

On 22 June 2012, Mushroom TV entered liquidation.[1] Ofcom's television broadcast licensing update for May 2012, indicates that Starz TV was sold to Cloud Television One Limited.[2]

From 2014 to 2018, it was owned by Sony Pictures Television, before being acquired by TRACE Group on 13 December 2018 along with its three sister music channels.[3]

On 15 April 2014, Starz TV was launched on Freesat, replacing BuzMuzik, which was closed 12 days earlier. It was removed from there along with Chart Show TV, Scuzz and Tiny Pop +1 on July 31, 2018.


  • Breakfast Bangers!
  • Hot New Beats & Party Anthems
  • Super Fresh Fridays!
  • Weekend Pre Party Jamz
  • Massive Weekend Anthems


  1. ^ "Notice: 1618796 (Issue: 60193)". The London Gazette. 28 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Television Broadcast Licensing Update May 2012". Ofcom. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Trace acquires UK music channels from Sony Pictures Television". Broadband TV News. 13 December 2018.

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