The Computer Channel (BSB)

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The Computer Channel
BSB Computer Channel logo.jpg
Ownership
OwnerDatavision
(BSB)
Sister channelsThe Movie Channel
The Sports Channel
Galaxy
The Power Station
Now
History
Launched28 June 1990
Closed29 November 1990
Availability
at time of closure
Satellite
AnalogueMarcopolo 1 11.93846

The Computer Channel was a British satellite television channel run by British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) from 28 June to 29 November 1990.

The channel was broadcast on the same frequency as BSB's Sports Channel, while it was off-air in the mornings.[1]

The Computer Channel was created to broadcast specialist training programmes for the computer industry. The Analysis programme covered IT news, interviews and reviews of new products. The editor and main presenter was Clive Couldwell, former editor of Which Computer magazine.[1][2][3]

The channel was not for home viewing by the general public, and so was not promoted in most BSB advertising, or on their other channels. It was part of BSB's Datavision subsidiary, which offered encrypted television services and data reception to business users through BSB's domestic TV receivers.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Analysis programme on The Computer Channel". Retrieved 27 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Launch of The Computer Channel at the Which Computer? Show". Retrieved 27 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "clivecouldwell.com". Retrieved 27 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Datavision promotional video". Retrieved 27 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "New Scientist article". Retrieved 27 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "BSB Datavision at DueDil". Retrieved 27 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)